Around Town – September 21

Orchids to …

• everyone who came to my retirement party at the hospital on Monday, from Brenda

• the people at Hucks convenience store in Hope for finding my checkbook and getting it back to me Tuesday, from Doug.

• Lynn’s Nails for always doing a great job.

• the Newbern community for the fall festival, from John and Brenda Perkins and family.

• people who helped me get up after I fell in front of my doctor’s office.

• the young lady working alone at a downtown restaurant during the Saturday festival who did it all well on her own.

Onions to …

• those who so adamantly want a tax increase, but aren’t opening their wallets to make a free-will contribution to the government.

• people who wander the street, leaving drug trash behind in neighborhoods.

• people who can’t have intelligent conversations about issues, instead using name-calling as their only diatribe.

• people who don’t understand the annual fee for hybrid cars is to make up for the gas tax they don’t pay.

• person who robbed my 84-year-old mother’s garage of her late husband’s memories on the east side of Columbus.

• politicians who want to surrender our country to invading illegal aliens by giving them amnesty.

• county council members who vote to raise taxes.

• to the vehicle operator who drives entirely too fast on Georgetown Road and is going to end up hurting somebody.

• non-scientists who blindly blame severe weather events on global warming.

• neighbors that let their dog out before daylight and leave him outside to bark at his own shadow for the entire day.

• the neighborhood dweller who uses their front lawn and driveway as a junkyard and landfill.

• whoever took my red kayak, because I would like you to bring it back.

• city council for the slap in the face by celebrating their pay raise with Payday candy bars.

Happy Birthday to …

• Perry Crippen, from friends at Bethel Baptist Church.

• Larry Elkins, from your family and Donna.

• Sherry Burton, Donnie Hadley and Davey Willard, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Sue Eckrote, from your family.

• Shannon Thomas, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Greg Holder

• Kara O’Brien and Cody Wilson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dorothy Hanner

• Karsen Dean

• Kim Thayer Miller

• William McIntosh

• Brother Eli from Betty and the congregation of Clifford Full Gospel Church.

• Vilma, from the family.

• Carrie Crothers, from Steve, Peter, Mandy, Max, Graham and Mom

• Deb Oliver from Don.

Happy Birthday to …

• Alberta Miller, from your friends in the mobile home park

Happy Anniversary to …

• Perry and Tracey Cloyd, from St. George Lutheran Church

ANOTHER beautiful morning