Around Town – November 14

Orchids to …

• the Columbus Area Visitors Center staff for their excellence in representing the city while so many new people visit downtown for the exhibition and being inspired by the “Columbus” movie, from Exhibit Columbus.

• the couple who helped me with my disabled vehicle at Eastbrook last Friday night and for the ride home.

• Amazing Joe’s for sending me a meal to take to my father, a veteran, who couldn’t come into the restaurant to eat on Veterans Day.

• Bob Garrity for a great job honoring our veterans and all the other good things you do for the Ogilville United Methodist Church.

• the outstanding Veterans Day program at Lillian Schmitt Elementary School, put on by Mr. Laine’s fifth-grade choir.

• Heather at Rally’s on Beam Road for always being happy and pleasant for her customers, from two of her loyal ones.

• Pam, Dr. Smith, and Sara at Columbus Adult Medicine, thanks for great care, from Debbie.

• Marilyn and Larry Brackney, the Columbus Arts Council, sponsors and fellow vendors for putting on the best-ever arts and craft show; the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show was a joy to be a part of this year, from Randy and Lois Kimery.

• the Yellow Trail Museum Board for all the delicious food donated for the Veterans Luncheon on Friday.

• a group of schoolmarms who make things work at Simmons School, from Barb.

• to Amazing Joe’s restaurant for sending me a meal on Veterans Day, from a grateful home-bound veteran.

• the Bartholomew County Public Library and Kyle who shows the Art House In The Red Room films; it’s nice to have something like this in Columbus.

• whoever paid for the Navy veteran and his wife’s dinner at Chili’s on Saturday night; it was very appreciated.

• the outstanding veterans program at Smith School, including the student who gave me a personal thank-you, from Vietnam War veteran.

• Garden City Church of Christ adult and youth choirs — director Ann Mullins, both church pastors, the soloist and all individuals who contributed to an outstanding patriotic celebration, a tribute to veterans and military personnel Saturday and Sunday.

• the angel, Mike, who helped me when I fell in the grocery parking lot, who waited with me until my friends could come and help me.

Onions to …

• the medical offices that have absurd systems that patients have to go through when trying to call their offices.

• those opposed to legalizing marijuana based on federal law, as opposed to science or facts.

• those who don’t realize that Satan is behind all acts of evil, including mass killings, and that mental illness is only an excuse.

• people who buy homes in areas without looking at where they’re planning to live and researching what is around them, such as shooting ranges, airports, railroad tracks or trucking areas.

• the new neighbors with the loud truck.

• those who don’t realize how well-off they are in the U.S. compared to other countries, and who choose to be disrespectful and unappreciative to our veterans, our country, our flag and the national anthem.

• the not-for-profit that complains to clients or in presence of clients about the administration that was there before them.

• those who believe Donald Trump is going to do anything to help our country.

• Republicans who need to focus on getting Donald Trump out of office.

• local law enforcement that allows drivers and bicyclists to disregard stop signs and stop lights.

• the health care provider that has installed new software without proper training and without working all the bugs out of the new system.

• people that need to stop this wasteful “build it and they will come” attitude.

• the rude, disrespectful person carrying on a cellphone conversation during our church service.

• the person who was texting and driving down 25th Street, then Taylor Road on Saturday evening.

• the message about food security, but forgetting to talk about food for fuel.

Happy Birthday to …

• Walt Satterfield, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Rali Moss on No. 2, from everyone that loves you.

• Emily and John Blanford, from your family.

• Judy Jackson, from your Daughters of Isabella sisters.

• Karen Childers, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sharon Bruner.

• Todd Crull.

• Marie Clouse, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Ashley Asbury Bush, from JC, Orie, Garett, Lyla, Mom, Richard, Mamaw and Papaw Vannice, Ambra, Isabella, Joe, Granny and Paps Hitch, Royce, Taylor, Marilyn, John, Patsy, Penny, Charlie, Donny, Sammy and all the rest of their family and friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Paul and Pam Nading, from friends at the Moravian Church.