Around Town – September 13

Orchids to …

• the pharmacy tech at Kroger who was patient, caring and kind to me on Labor Day, from a migraine sufferer.

• the unknown gentleman who paid for breakfast for my daughter and myself Sunday morning at Waffle House.

• the newspaper for the detailed coverage before and after the first Columbus Classic Cross Country Invitational and for excellent weekly coverage of each cross-country meet at the high school level and your great pictures.

• United Way 2-1-1 for all you taught me during my time there, and for all your continued love, support, friendship and encouragement, from Bekah.

• the AmeriCorps gang for all the training and encouragement you all provided while I was part of the amazing AmeriCorps in Bartholomew County, from Bekah.

• United Way volunteers Mike and Shawn for your awesome job installing my new kitchen flooring, from Judy.

• the United Way volunteers for all your hard work at my residence, from Judy.

• Bernie Cox for a great 9/11 ceremony.

• my congregation for showing their true Christian faith last Sunday in a special and meaningful way, from Pastor Kirby Rupp and Old Union United Church of Christ.

• Nathan Huber at Snappy Tomato Pizza for the great customer service, from Naomi, Addison and Stacey.

• the gentlemen who fixed my front porch Friday.

• Donita Compton and Irma Robertson for planning our Titus and Barnett family reunion Sunday, from the family.

Onions to …

• the high school soccer coach who felt it was appropriate to play goalie in a game for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds and refused to let the kids on the other team score any points.

• liberals who believe all conservatives waste their time watching Fox News, and believe that a country with $19 trillion in national debt and a military smaller than before World War II is all an improvement and defines freedom for all.

• the obnoxious woman who held up the bank ATM line by making four transactions in a row.

• people who think that the government mows weeds, and not contractors that are hired by the government using tax dollars.

• people who forget that, under the prior president, we had the mortgage crisis, car companies and banks failing and the stock market plummeted — and then blame this president for not cleaning up the mess fast enough.

• local politician complaining about county employees when that official should be doing their job.

• The Republic sports writer who neglected to mention Damon Hunter Jr.’s interception in Friday night’s game for Columbus North.

• the pastor pretending to relate to poor folks while living in a $250,000 home.

• the fish fry at the station Saturday as there was almost no meat on the fish.

• the newspaper sports department for publishing such a short list of Friday night football scores, missing South Decatur’s and others.

• the political candidate who shows up to a church function.

• people who don’t understand that left-hand turns at an intersection do not have the right-of-way.

• cat owners who disobey the city ordinance to keep them on their own property so they won’t get on vehicles, soil neighbor’s yards or kill rabbits.

Happy Birthday to …

• Don Baird, from Joe and Kay.

• Emily Hoene on No. 14, from Grandma and Grandpa.

• Gavin Mullis, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Brooke Chowning, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Betty Tuttle, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Malachi Parks, from Dove Ministries.

• Katherine Ritchison, from Mamaw Jan.

• Anthony Tedder.

• Josey Hardy.

• Ryan Barriger.

• Karen Broady.

• Randy DuLong, love Tobi, Logan, Tasha, Danny, Robin and Judy.

• Carolyn Smith, from the Smith family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bob and Tonya Hawkins, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.