Around Town – March 7

Orchids to …

• Kenneth Landreth for a well-written letter that many, non-protesting people agree with.

• South Decatur athletic director Willard Rice and all his staff and workers for hosting a first-class sectional tournament last week.

• the kind gentleman who found my debit card in the parking lot and turned it in to the store.

• the lady who delivers my paper and who shares the same birthday as me for giving me a birthday card and cake, from Estella Brooks.

• Kenneth Landreth for the wonderful letter in Saturday’s paper as he certainly told the truth.

• Kim at Kroger pharmacy for getting my medicines right as it helps me breathe easier.

• Dr. Davis and the staff on sixth floor for the excellent care, from Bob May.

Onions to …

• self-proclaimed stargazers who don’t know that true stargazing and astrological photography takes place far away from city lights.

• anyone supporting a culture where women do not have basic fundamental rights and are treated as second-class citizens.

• people who still don’t understand that I get why train horns are used but that I still dislike being woken up two or three times a night because of them.

• anyone who thinks one marathon a year is just as inconvenient as 22 trains a day.

• the company that overworks its employees.

• a local store for never having a sense of urgency for its customers.

• the truck driver that was tailgating me on Friday afternoon who then had the audacity to blow the horn at me when I signaled to turn into my drive.

• people who walk their dogs and don’t pick up after them in other people’s yards.

• law enforcement wanting to give a person a lesson just for him exercising his right to free speech.

• the media outlet for the continuous bashing of the president’s administration.

• the adult facility that just started to refuse copies to clients who receive hours of joy from those copies.

• the gentleman who goes to all the church pitch-ins.

• the company that has senseless mandatory meetings.

• residents who needs to stop jumping to conclusions and let the police do their jobs.

• the smoker and drinker who throws out empty cigarette packages and empty beer bottles along a beautiful county road.

Happy Birthday to …

• Kelly Wasilewski, from your family, Anita and Donna.

• Josh Regan, from Lindsey and Donna.

• Gunnar Erickson, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Crystal Johnson, with love from Mom.

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

• Connie Roeder, from Bob, Jeri, Max and the rest of your family.

• Thomas Zeller, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Emily Dailey Brown.

• John Wiseman.

• Angie Gregory.