Around Town – February 10

Orchids to …

• the generous lady who bought my groceries for me at Marsh.

• the carrier at The Republic for placing my paper by the garage door, making it much easier for a 90-year-old widow to retrieve.

• people who understand retailers are in business to make a profit and should not be compelled to carry a line of merchandise its customers don’t want to purchase, no matter whose name is attached to the line.

• Wright Brothers Implement for an awesome open house Wednesday.

• Sheriff Matt Myers for his sensible letter regarding Jim Lucas’ bill to eliminate licenses to carry handguns in Indiana.

• Columbus East Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for preparing and serving the meal site at Hope Moravian Church.

• Kari Erwin and the FCCLA members for the Mommy and Me Princess Tea at Columbus East High School.

• the couple who stopped in their car to help me when I fell at Parkside on the sidewalk Saturday afternoon.

• my sons, James Richards and Darrell Richards, for bringing me good food, from Louise.

• Judy Wood for picking up the tax packet and the scrubber, from Sandy.

• patriots who are willing to resist efforts to dismantle our democracy.

Onions to …

• any local law office that continues to charge while showing no obvious outcome or resolution for the issue they were retained for.

• people who don’t understand the system of delivering news via print can never be instantaneous like social media and feel the need to complain about it.

• the political party that lost for slowly dragging its feet to confirm and therefore not letting Americans move forward.

Happy Birthday to …

• Karen Cole, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Sonna Rayburn, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Starr Reitzel, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Allison White, from your family.

• Betty Schaefer, from your friend Lisa.

• Mike Lewis, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Patty Sipple, from Janet, Charlotte and Susan.

• Ben Lawson, from your sons.

• Diane Bringman, from JoAnne.

• Kay Newton, from Sue Miller.

• Cecil Workman, from Linda.

• MacKenzie Young.

• Amanda Perkins.

• Nick Adams.

• Angela Bailey.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Lisa Cosby, from Grandma Norma.

• June Binson, from Elsie.