Around Town – August 10

Orchids to …

• the person who paid for our lunch Tuesday in the Chick-fil-A line — thank you, kind soul; perfect timing.

• the fair board worker who found and returned the swan-shaped vase.

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions for going after sanctuary cities, from someone who thinks it’s about time.

• the three men whose aid meant so much in a difficult situation Monday.

• the wonderful EMTs for their kindness and help when I was in need of it, from a senior citizen.

• Deputy Jarod Aspenson for his kindness and concern Monday and for answering my questions, from a fan.

• the great emergency room staff for making a bad time better with their care and concern and for calling later to see how I was doing.

• the honest person who turned in my debit card at Centra on Monday afternoon and to Centra for immediately putting a block on the card.

• Don and Dianne Barringer, for all they did to honor Charles “Red” Whittington at American Legion Post 24 on Monday when he received the National Order of the Legion of Honor Medal of Honor, to Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Milo Smith for their participation in the presentation, and to all family and friends who attended, from the Whittington family.

• World War II veteran “Red” Whittington for receiving the highest French Merit award, from your Democrat friends.

• Brenda, for the green beans and cucumbers, from Betty and Jeannette.

• the Rev. James Hudson for the awesome lunch, from a disabled person.

Onions to …

• the woman with the little black dog who walks in the Cedar Crest housing addition and lets her dog urinate on everyone’s lawn.

• city leaders for wanting to keep people downtown and not encouraging them to explore all of Columbus.

• the supervisor who doesn’t earn his pay and makes his employees do his work for him.

• people who don’t understand that mail carriers do not stop at mailboxes they have no mail for unless outgoing mail is visible.

• people who leave their dogs in hot cars.

• medical workers who are on their cellphones and Facebook during work time, and their managers who do not put a stop to it.

• those who move into established neighborhoods and wish to re-write zoning and ordinance laws long established for that neighborhood.

• whoever is responsible for the Spanish-language sign with multiple errors at the entry to the Courthouse.

Happy Birthday to …

• Isaiah Estes and Missy Slate, from Whosoever Will Church.

• Donna Lizenby, from your family, Leta, Donna, Brenda and Judy.

• Alicia Higgins, from your family and co-workers.

• Lane Richie, from Mom and Dad, Grandma Richie and Grandma and Grandpa Haymaker.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Don and Barbara Turner, from Whosoever Will Church.

• Alan and Becki Ashbrook.