Around Town – January 25

Orchids to …

• Jim Wheatley, for all you do for me, from Sandy.

• Pat Hampton, for lunch and taking us home from church, from Sandy.

• Donald Goodwin for his powerful letter to the editor on abortion. May God bless you.

• the nice gentleman at Cork Liquors for your help and patience when I was looking for a selection of wines last Friday night, from a happy customer.

• Damon and the crew from Honeymoon Hauling for getting us moved so quickly and carefully.

• People who realize citing “alternative facts” is teaching our kids that it’s OK to lie.

• Parkside Pirates cheerleaders for winning the Super Saturday competition, from Erika’s Grandma and Grandpa Fields.

• The Republic for outstanding coverage of the Elementary Basketball League championships Saturday.

• the Women’s March movement for the 10 Things to Do in the Next 100 Days.

• Kenny Glass location in Seymour for amazing and fast customer service.

• everyone who came to my 90th birthday party Sunday afternoon, from Roger.

• the young lady and her friend that it was my privilege to serve Sunday evening, and for the incredible $100 tip.

Onions to …

• The Republic for not publishing a picture of Vice President Pence’s swearing-in that included Justice Clarence Thomas, who conducted the ceremony.

• women who protest for equal rights except for the rights of the unborn.

• the current administration that believes media releases are transparency and not propaganda.

• customers too lazy to put their own groceries back in their carts and thinks it’s the cashier’s responsibility.

• a society where everyone has their own facts and no one gets to the truth.

• people who still want to legalize medical marijuana.

• the city for what’s become of Washington Street — no parking, no shopping and no people.

• Bartholomew County for not celebrating National Agriculture Week.

• City of Columbus for not celebrating Columbus Transit Week.

• news stories still talking about 1,000 jobs being saved in Indiana when it was actually less than 800.

• people who argue that jobs are being brought back to the United States when in actuality those jobs don’t exist and have been replaced with automation.

• people who don’t think dogs deserve fresh air on car rides.

• the supervisor who allows an employee to dictate when she is going to work.

• the new president for going back on his campaign promise to release his tax returns.

Happy Birthday to …

• Morgan Bowker, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Emylee States on No. 16, from Dad and Mom, Ethyn, Hayden, Adyson, Uncle Greg and Grandma and Grandpa States.

• Judy Elliott.

• Brook Knudsen.

• Abby Hartwell.

• Myles Buckner.

• Vicki Griffin, from Diana Davidson.

• Reese Holmes, from Diana Davidson.

• Elizabeth Padfield, from Mom, Dad and Sophie.

• Rick Wade, on No. 4, from Carol Wade.

• Bev Hoagland, from Aunt Alma.

Belated Wishes to …

• Jalen Ballard, on No. 11, from Grandma and Grandpa and Daddy.

Happy Anniversary to …

• David and Sandy Bense.

• J.D. and Thelma Wilson on No. 65, from Jewell Village Church.