Around Town – May 20

Orchids to …

• the terrific Duke Energy employees for their amazing service to restore power after a semi took out the power line on 24th Street and Central Avenue.

• George DeLay for helping me with blinds, from Donna.

• Cody and Andrew Burker for winning the scholarship, from Mom, Dad, Lauren and Donna.

• Dr. Larkin and staff for their contribution in my cataract surgery and getting my eyesight back, from Kevin Thompson.

• the lady in Rural King who bought me a box of suet cakes as a gift.

• all liberal Republicans.

• Doug Southern and your crew for the wonderful job you did on my new roof for my house, from a happy customer.

• Krea Hill who is not only an amazing teacher but who also owns a business, Power Elite, that has been such an amazing experience for our daughter.

• Shawn Hawkins and employees for the great lawn service that you give each and every week, from a grateful customer.

• Michael Greven for his beautiful letter reminding us that America is primarily made up of the descendants of immigrants.

• Carole Hyneman for a detailed and articulate letter to the editor considering President Trump’s practices.

• Edinburgh JayC for replacing the banana that I purchased that got lost in between the store and home.

• Jackie, Matt and Mitch of Lohmeyer Plumbing for your kind help, quick response and the great job you did for me Thursday, from Gayle Easton.

Onions to …

• the woman who went through the grocery express lane with $309 worth of groceries.

• the person on social media who verbally assaulted my friend about an issue she has nothing to do with.

• people who think others should have to pay for their solar panels.

• the public employee who takes too much time off.

• drivers who follow too closely to allow the car ahead to brake for geese crossing the road.

• women who feel the need to breastfeed in a coffee shop.

• people who don’t realize that symbolic prayers won’t be heard.

Happy Birthday to …

• Erika Miller, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Don Gates, from your family and Donna.

• Tony Stewart, from your NASCAR fans.

• Bill Colford, from Mom, family and friends.

• Jake Schoettner, from Grandma Jean.

• Rachel Wilcox, from Aunt Jean.

• Anna Lee Beatson, from Jean Patrick.

• Dawn Wilson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Debbie Martin.

• Haleigh Sanders.

• Stephanie Hensley, with love from Pete and Betty.

• Mary Morrow, from Gary, Michael and Danny.

• Heather Walker McBride.

• Janet Kimball, from Mark, Bill and Debbie.

• Wilma Leonard, from the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Aaron and Wendy Joslin on No. 22, from family and friends.