Around Town – March 4

Orchids to …

• the young woman in the black Jeep who paid it forward and bought my lunch the other day in the drive-thru at McDonald’s on National Road.

• the gentleman who paid for our lunch Thursday afternoon at Kramer’s, from the six women who sat close to you.

• the neighbors on Ninth Street who helped me Thursday evening, from a disabled person.

• women who are upset about not being able to get free birth control and who are afraid of the loss of their right to have an abortion.

• Clayton Stine and the Columbus North Jazz Combo for taking the time to share their music with those in the twilight years of their lives, from someone lucky enough to walk in on their performance at Keepsakes Village.

• Kroger Marketplace for retrieving my cellphone.

• all the nurses, doctors and staff on the sixth floor of the hospital who provided such kind and wonderful care on my recent stay when I had pneumonia.

• Terry Whitaker for an excellent letter to the editor which supported having an independent commission overseeing the district.

• Robin at Kohl’s for her patience and kindness.

• Flowers by Lois for brightening our day with the gorgeous red roses you delivered to Columbus North High School.

Onions to …

• new restaurants that have limited or no parking.

• people who walk and jog in the bicycle lane when there is a nice sidewalk right there.

• neighbors who are so hateful they don’t even want other people to walk their dog down the street.

• people who don’t understand Sharia law is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution.

• the coach who is charging an outrageous amount to play a sport for a school, because it is not a travel team.

• those who arrogantly assume others are going to take up all their time when they too are busy and are only speaking two sentences in greeting.

• anyone who thinks taking good photos and looking at stars is more important than saving a life.

• imperfect people who think my tax dollars should pay for their birth control.

• the liberals who feel like they can tell other people what to do with their property with regard to allowing hunters on it.

• the city for all the money spent on the east side yet Gladstone and McKinley avenues are the worst streets in that area.

• those who complain about the train horns that are used for safety.

• local officials who hold certain employees to a double standard when it involves friends.

• people who think you have to be perfect to practice abstinence.

• those who don’t understand it is the misuse, not legal use, of the train horns because there is no need to blow the horns at every rabbit crossing.

• the person who has a fenced-in killing ground for animals.

• those who don’t notify people that a boil water advisory is still in effect on the third day.

Happy Birthday to …

• Larry Higgins, from your family and Donna.

• Logan Lay, from your family and Donna.

• David Schoonover, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Riley Stapleton and Sheila Hadley, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Tyocia Marie Ziegler, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Bill Ponder, from Elsie.

• Jackson Harker.

• Dustin Miller.

• Justin Myers.

• Melissa Broderick.

Happy Birthday to …

• Robert Kinworthy, from Dove Ministries.