Around Town – July 28

Orchids to …

• the Elwoods for bringing Kyle Dean Massey to the Cabaret last night.

• Mike Goodner for arriving Saturday on a hot day to get our air conditioner fixed, from the Lovins family.

• the nice man with the messy coffee at the downtown bakery who bought my daughter a cupcake and told her a joke.

• Columbus Regional Hospital Tower 5 for including the volunteers in your 10-year celebration as a Joint and Spine Center Floor, from the volunteers.

• Charlie DeWeese for everything you do for the Green family, and for being our family, from Jimmy and Lisa.

• our neighbor Tyson for the homegrown veggies, from Bob and Karen.

• the lady who gave my son bubbles at Family Bingo Night when he did not win anything.

• the Columbus police officer who helped my daughter and two grandchildren when they ran out of gas Wednesday afternoon at Central Avenue and Seventh Street.

• Harry McCawley for his portrayal of Columbus firefighters in his Thursday column, from the inspector who was at that fire behind his house way back when.

• Tower 3 and the doctors at Columbus Regional Hospital for their compassionate care during my stay, from Debra.

Onions to …

• people who don’t think the drug crisis is rampant in Columbus.

• those who push the envelope too far when it comes to language in public forums.

• those who think we are not all children of God as we are all made in the image of God.

• those responsible for changing “I” to “We” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

• clueless drivers who don’t understand they are required to yield to vehicles already in a roundabout.

• those who support a president who avoided the draft and belittled the sacrifice and valor of an entire group of members of the military who proudly and bravely protect our country.

• volunteers and employees at local businesses who park in spaces that are reserved for customers.

• the government-regulated business organization for failure to provide customers advance notice when work is to be done on their property.

Happy Birthday to …

• Bonnie Rigsby, from your family and Donna.

• Pat Richards, from Danny, Kelli, Rylee, Lexie and Kloey.

• Jennifer Gates from Jessica, Skyler, Mason, Ryder, David, Bobbi, Kaydence, Steven, Easton and Stephanie.

• Amber Griffin, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Patty Champion, from Tom and Judy.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Donald and Janet Thompson, from Ceil and Bob Smith.