Around Town – September 22

Orchids to …

• The Republic for making use of the old Carrico Furniture building.

• the kind driver who stopped during high-speed traffic to help put the large hood down on the pickup I was driving when it flew up and blocked my view of the road.

• Fred Darling, Larry Perkinson and Cierra McCawley for carrying the torch Sunday, from family and friends at Azalia Friends Church.

• the kind patient at Columbus Gynecology for finding my pin and getting it returned to me, from Melody.

• Barry, Lucky, Anthony, Richard and Matt for keeping my yard mowed while I was recovering from surgery, from Wanda Johnson.

• the Forerunners for Christ Ministry in Columbus for helping the outcast people in society.

• Susie Herron, Patty Nicholson, Jane Carson, Bill Daniels, Ralph Jewell, Jim Martin, Bill Mihay for planning a reunion at Moose Lodge Monday for the Class of 1948.

• Rick Snyder for taking a group picture of the Class of 1948.

• Bill Mihay for paying for meals for the Class of 1948 and their guests.

• Mary Waggoner for your wisdom and help.

• my wonderful husband and friends who are doing so much for me in my fight against cancer.

• Tom Crawford, county veteran service officer, for his patience in getting information that I needed and for his dedication to helping vets, from Ms. B.

Onions to …

• those responsible for having construction on both sides of Brown Street at the same time.

• pedestrians who cannot get their nose out of their phone or computer to push the button on existing flashing crosswalks.

• the local government official who told the audience to shut up.

• the elected official who claims he did nothing wrong yet takes a plea deal to avoid trial.

• ignorant people who don’t understand the term illegal.

• elected county officials who did not want to listen to constituents because they didn’t want to waste their time.

• people who send text messages without proofreading before hitting enter.

• people who drive 100 miles per hour, risking the death of others, including children.

• mothers of infants and toddlers who bring them into nail salons where there is a strong aroma.

Happy Birthday to …

• David T. Chadd and Ericka Russell, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Laurel Weddle, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• John Lind, from Judy and Maddy.

• Charlotte Hadley, from your family and Donna.

• Steve Taylor, from your family and Donna.

• John Martoccia, from your family.

• Maddison Marie Liphaus on No. 14, from Grandma and Grandpa Zapfe.

• John Lind, from John Vinson.

• Annette Howell, from your friends.

• Jane Ferry, from Jean Patrick.

• John Whittington, from Aunt Elsie.

• John Lind, from Judy, June, John and Winter.

• Mary Bragg.

• Andrea Wisdom.

• John Lind, from cousin Jean.

• Marty Emmert.

• Christina Nicholas.

• Ariana on No. 6, from Grandma Roberta Edwards and Great-grandma Betty Lall and the rest of your family.

• Royce Burns, from Taylor, Mom, Dad, Mammaw and Pappaw Hitch, Christy, Ashley, J.C., Orie, Garrett, Lyla, Ambra, Della, Marilyn, John, Patsy, Penny, Charlie, Donny, Sammy and the rest of your family and friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• George and Ruth DeLay, from your family, the Reas and Donna.

• Doug and Paula Prather, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Greg and Dani Drysdale, from Xavier, Kambry, Dad, Mom and all the family.