Around Town – January 28

Orchids to …

• the Columbus residents who marched in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21.

• the funeral dinner committee at St. John’s Lutheran Church that served a delicious meal after Betty McCory’s funeral on Tuesday.

• Fisher’s Flowers for your beautiful gift baskets, which are well worth the money, from Vicky.

• leaders who understand it is far better to build bridges rather than put up walls.

• Gary and Marilyn Cheek for their awesome help, from John Tinkey.

• all those who have joined in prayer for the health problems of former Hauser basketball coach Bob Nobbe.

• all those in the Women’s March movement because they march to protect the rights of all women and to try to keep our country free.

Onions to …

• those who believe that the just-ended eight-year administration in Washington, D.C., was anything other than an abject failure.

• elected officials who support cronies.

• any local radio station that does not broadcast local news on the weekends.

• those who comment on the inefficiency of the proposed border wall without knowing that it will include cameras, underground sensors and other detection technology.

• the city workers for yelling at me rather than calmly discussing what I was up to.

• those who discriminate against a handicap.

• people who spread and believe fake news, especially horrific stories.

• any person who disregards our nation’s allies and supports plans to reshape American policy with the influence of a communist leader.

• all the people who walk or jog in the bicycle lane in our neighborhood.

Happy Birthday to …

• Karen Hargett, from your family.

• Maddie Cline, from your family.

• Connie Bolte, from your family and Donna.

• Alan Mize, from Dad, Mom and family.

• Daniel Green, from Mary.

• Frank Randall, from your family.

• Di Nolting, from Charlie and Betty.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Roger and Marilyn Williams, from your family and Donna.

• Happy Belated Anniversary to…

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