Around Town – May 26

Orchids to …

• Albert for taking care of my breakfast Wednesday at Gill’s, from Don.

• Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp., PTO and administration for the lunch, gifts and treats during teacher appreciation week, from Hope Elementary teachers.

• Director David Rodgers and the Central Middle School bands and string orchestra for the wonderful spring concert.

• the doctors and staff at Athens Animal Clinic for the beautiful card and kind words after sweet Tiger Baby’s passing.

• moms who continue nursing regardless of inconsiderate comments.

• Stanley and Louise Embry for hosting Hope High School’s 65th-year class reunion and for the delicious meal you had for us.

• people who are able to look away if they are uncomfortable around nursing mothers.

• Tim at the Kroger pharmacy for sharing his genuine care and understanding with each and every one of his customers.

• Jodi and Alan for their friendship the past few years.

• our best friends, Jerry and Karen McCullough, for the most happy surprise of painting our porches, the new welcome mat, re-hanging our mailbox and polishing the numbers on our house, from Tom and Nancy Bennardo.

Onions to …

• the complaining people who don’t quite understand that no matter what, people in wheelchairs will always be a bit more burdened than those who aren’t.

• those who don’t realize that because of our individuality, we all can’t be exactly identical to everyone else.

• the school that rewards bad behaviors rather than gives consequences.

• the homeowners association that allows hateful signs in lawns.

• people who make nursing mothers feel uncomfortable for any reason.

• dog owners who do not clean up their dogs’ messes on the Donner tennis courts.

• people who think their opinions are the right ones and that anyone who differs is beneath them.

• the organization planning smaller events.

• people who add the words “specialist,” “professional” and “expert” to their made-up job titles just to sound important.

• people who sit in church on Sunday and are sinning by Monday.

• people who raise their voice at the end of a sentence, making it sound like a question.

• those who support the health care plan which would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance.

• uneducated people who have problems with babies breastfeeding.

• the shopping center with empty stores.

• people who don’t know how to say no to harmful activities in their lives.

Happy Birthday to …

• Angela Wilkerson, from your family and friends.

• Michael T. Bova III, from your family.

• Kyle Marsh, from your family and Donna.

• Sabrina Johnson, from your family and Donna.

• Sherrie McDonald, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Amy Higdon, from Marian, Jeanette, Imojene, Charlene and the Millers.

• Ashley Myers, from Mark and Debbie Hartwell.

• Bailey Thorpe on No. 18, from Mom, Brian, your grandparents, Keith, Brianna and all of your family members.

• Jordan Seim and Sharon Shrader, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• David Hart.

• Danny Whittington.

• Nancy, from your husband, Jerry.

• Jill Newlin and Kaisyn King, from Dove Ministries.

• Kamryn Cox on No. 2, with love from Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Jadynn and Teigan.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Beth and Jake Hege, from your family and Donna, and from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Gary and Brenda McDonald, from friends at the Moravian Church.