Around Town – November 23

Orchids to …

• the sweet young lady in the blue North High shirt who helped pack my neighbor’s groceries.

• Ed and Kathy Tower of Tower Christmas Tree Farm who donated a beautiful Christmas tree for the Orphan Grain Train office, making the Christmas celebration a joy for all who come.

• the kind, blonde lady at the post office for kindly taking the time to tape the stack of invitations that I improperly prepared so that they could be processed without being damaged, from the lady with the homemade envelopes.

• my neighbors Tammy and Denver Huff for checking on me and bringing me food when I was sick over the weekend, from Pam.

• Hope Merchants, Hope Utilities Crew, Carolers, Santa, the Nativity characters and lots of volunteers for helping make Hope’s Christmas of Yesteryear a huge success in spite of a brief rain shower, from the Yellow Trail Museum Board.

• the great characters and narrators who entertained about 200 visitors during the carriage rides into Hope’s past last Friday night during Christmas of Yesteryear.

• Andrea Tinsley for being a great iGrad coach who has made a positive difference for a lot of high school students.

• wonderful people who invite friends with no family around to join them on Thanksgiving Day.

• restaurants that blessed the veterans on Veterans Day.

• Ron G. for the delicious food, from the girls at Tangled Waves.

• Bob Webb for keeping my yard mowed all summer long, from a grateful neighbor.

• East Columbus Methodist Church, family and friends for all the gifts and cards on my 80th birthday party Sunday, from Bert.

• the lady who paid for the milk for the gentleman at Aldi on Sunday.

• city, county and state police officers for risking their own lives to protect us each day.

• Shirley Carr and Susan Gobert for co-chairing the Cookie Walk at the First United Methodist Church.

• Mr. Bricker and Cub Scouts Pack 350 for their help with the Cookie Walk.

• Animal Control for finally catching the little black dog and to the two ladies who tried very hard to catch him.

• Earl for jump-starting my truck when I came out of the doctor’s office and didn’t have anybody to help.

• staff at Arby’s on 25th Street for the big bag of gifts to Paul on his birthday.

Onions to …

• those who think the last eight years have been “disastrous” as they need to look at the facts on economy, employment, war, etc.

• local higher education institution for terminating a valuable employee.

• people who cut down big, old, healthy, beautiful trees.

• the bell ringer who had her very young daughter outside, sitting on a rug in the extreme cold with no hat, gloves or warm coat on.

• the city for starting new trail projects when the existing trail behind Noblitt Park is so destroyed it has been barricaded and inaccessible for a very long time.

• the fast food restaurant that is frequently out of flavored colas.

• all drivers going north on U.S. 31 who do not understand they are to move over and allow cars to merge from Indianapolis Road.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dave Rosenberger, from your family and Donna.

• Catherine Grott, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Bobby Burton, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Vanessa Bryant, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• David Loy, from Mom, Aunt Katherine, friends and family.

• Nolan Prather and Ethan Wiwi from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Pat Tharp, from Mary and Elsie.

• David Emmert.

• Chelsea Bragg.

• Bill Sproessig.

• Henry Nobbe.

• Payton Erin Rawlings on No. 18.

• Seth Nasby on No. 19, from Mom, Dad, Lane, Candace, Landyn and the rest of the family.

• Keegan Fox on No. 20, from Mom, Dad, Grayson, Jackson and Lila.

• Dave Emmert, from your family and friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Scott and Joann Poffenberger, from friends at the Moravian Church.