Around Town – July 14

Orchids to …

• the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Board for their help.

• the man in the pickup who rescued the duck from the middle of National Road in front of Best Buy on Wednesday night.

• Tony Stewart for putting on a great show just like old times, from someone who loves to watch him race.

• John Tinkey for the coffee, from the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Board.

• Ray and Betty King and Don and Carolyn Demas.

• the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department booth at the county fair for treating my overheated granddaughter, from a very grateful grandmother.

• those who have donated egg cartons to me.

• the gentleman who paid for the groceries I was unable to afford at Aldi’s.

• Columbus Regional Hospital, especially outpatient surgery, for an awesome and professional job Wednesday on my first surgery having a kidney stone blown up, from Randy.

• the gentleman who covered the stranger with his umbrella while I loaded my groceries into my trunk at Kroger on Tuesday.

• Marty and Linda Iwamuro for helping with the tent at the fair, and especially Marty, for fixing the fan.

• the Columbus City Garage crew who do a fabulous job.

Onions to …

• the person who ran over two geese Monday morning on Marr Road.

• owners who jog with their dog in this horrible heat and humidity.

• people who think there is something significant to learn about an inanimate object.

• anyone living in this country who will not recognize that the freedom he or she enjoys came at a tremendous cost to so many American families whom we should be forever grateful to.

• those who support a fraudulent White House.

• people who submit Orchids to themselves.

• people who move into a neighborhood known for its trees and then cut them down.

• those who don’t understand that the bottom line is we are paying a double gas tax because it has been misused by the state.

• the elected officials who just want to spend, spend, spend, yet there are no available funds when you need help from them for drainage issues.

• the Americans who don’t want to stand for the American flag, taking for granted their freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Happy Birthday to …

• Cody Maus, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Robin Knoef, from your family and Donna.

• Gerry Klingler, from your family and Donna.

• Kathy Sprague, from your family and Donna.

• Mason Turner, with love from your family.

• Sonja Brown and Adam Harris, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Isabel Zeller, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Abigail Manley.

• Leah Manley.

• Morris Michael.

• John Stephens.

• Grady Carmen.

• Katelyn Bevis, from Grandma Jean.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Adam and Mary Currier, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Glen and Amanda Burden, from Dove Ministries.