Around Town – November 4

Orchids to …

• the staff at the Columbus Regional Health Cancer Center for dressing up for Halloween because it added some fun to a not-so-fun day of treatment.

• the gentleman in Broadmoor who always gives out drink pouches/boxes for Halloween, from a child who looks forward to trick-or-treating there.

• the nice teller at the First Financial Creekview office for giving her umbrella to a handicapped person in a wheelchair going down to the street in the rain when I walked in to see if they had an extra umbrella.

• The Republic newspaper for their section where people can go and voice their opinions in the Onions and Orchids.

Onions to …

• those who attempt to rewrite the history of the Civil War and pretend that the money, trade and commerce of the confederacy was not built on slavery.

• those who want prayer in state-funded events, and then refuse state-sanctioned same-sex marriages.

• the dark van on 27th Street that should have been slowing for the stop sign but instead laid on the horn twice.

• those who re-tweet the lies of Russian trolls without fact-checking: the Civil War was about slavery.

• the numerous elderly drivers who I’ve nearly avoided accidents with this past week.

• those who complain about daylight saving time every six months.

• the letter writer who thinks 644 federal agencies is reasonable.

• those who profess a high knowledge and certainty of hatred by others while choosing to ignore their own.

• the gas station for doing away with a certain brand of beverage on the soda pop machines.

• the person who thinks money and trade weren’t the cause of the Civil War.

• people who use the word “we” when posting an Onion about people they don’t agree with.

• people who don’t realize the Civil War was not about slavery because it was about states’ rights.

• the adults who think that selling alcohol to raise money for a youth organization is a good idea or a good life model.

• the newspaper for not making it known that the Mingle ‘N’ Jingle was canceled.

• the organization that didn’t give equal raises across the board, making it clear union is the way to go.

Happy Birthday to …

• Jim Byford, from your family and Donna.

• Theresa Handley, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Dinah McCartney, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Suzanne McClain, from friends at the Morvian Church.

• David Wiwi, from friends from the Morvian Church.

• Josh Shepherd.

• Danielle Eberhart.

• Joseph Kidwell.

• Sophia Farmer.

• Cookie Stroup.

• William Marshall Stone.

• Larry Kirk, from Jeff, Melissa, Shelley, Lisa, Joe, Emily, Tyler, Casey and Owen.

• Anna McKinney, from Jean and George.

• Vicki Mahoney, from Bill.

• Jordan Scott on No. 19, love Mom, Dad, Allison, Matthew, Judy and Kaye.