Around Town – August 15

Orchids to …

• Dr. Vermillion and your staff for the special care and treatment for Buddy over the past 14 years, and for making a terrible day a little bit easier, from Lillian Rothrock.

• Grover Crouch for coming back to check on us Saturday evening when we lost a hubcap to a chuckhole on U.S. 31 North, from Debbie and Julie Greene.

• Nancy Nyers for the wonderful letter in Sunday’s newspaper about a great man, Dan Wallace, and his many accomplishments.

• Ursula for your bravery and integrity while dealing with a bully.

• all the people at Tipton Lakes who run and walk on the cart paths.

• Sixth Street General Baptist Church for an excellent homecoming and dinner.

• Faith, Hope & Love Church of God in Christ for an awesome block party at Ninth Street Park.

• Julie McClure for her wonderful article covering the rally against hate at City Hall, from a Bartholomew County Indivisible member.

Onions to …

• people who stand with their dog begging for food in all kinds of weather without any protection.

• the person who stole blooms from my sunflowers at the highway mailbox because bees and butterflies need the pollen to survive.

• those in power who recklessly threaten the loss of millions of innocent lives.

• people at the local response-to-violence vigil who held signs encouraging violence.

• elected officials who refuse to hold town halls to talk to their constituents.

• people who would rather make a xenophobic comment about English in America rather than understand the fact that government documents should be accurate, in any language.

• individuals who treat their elders with little respect.

• people trying to propagate panic about the upcoming eclipse when we survived just fine in 1979.

• people putting unnecessary rocks in unnecessary places.

• those who hold oxymoron signs at a rally against violence.

• anyone who doesn’t understand that the United States is well on its way to destroying itself from within, just as Krushchev said years ago.

• whoever is responsible for the architectural design that is a waste of money.

Happy Birthday to …

• Susan Niccum, from your family and Donna.

• Nikki Turner, with love from your family.

• Sharon Lipscomb, from your neighbor and your friends.

• Austyn Whittington, from Mamaw, Uncle Josh, Dad, Jessica and the rest of your family.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Perry Kelley, from Tom and Judy.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Toby and Faith Mullis and Mike and Anita Bryant, from Whosoever Will Church.

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Mr. and Mrs. John Clark on 22 years.