Around Town – November 30

Orchids to …

• Hope Vet Clinic veterinarians and staff for their loving care of our sweet Roxy over the years, and for helping us say goodbye to her in a peaceful and loving way, from John and Connie McGinty.

• Audrey Newman at Centra Credit Union for helping me with my online banking.

• Green Tree staff for going above and beyond to get one of your residents to be able to see his sister (a former resident) during her stay at a nursing home, because she is not doing very well at this point.

• the Broomball League for the clever names of your teams that make your scores enjoyable to read.

• the produce manager at Needlers for stocking baby arugula in the package salad greens at the request of a customer.

• Gina Martin and Pomp and Bloom for the spectacular wedding flowers.

• Dr. Theodora Saddoris for her letter explaining the advantages of having a halfway house for recovering addicts in our community.

• Robert Franke and staff at the downtown Dairy Queen for their awesome, excellent service Tuesday, from John Tinkey.

• the truly honest customer at Sam’s Club for finding my wallet that I left in the shopping cart, from a most grateful shopper.

• Alexis Crabtree on making the honor roll at Hauser again, from her daddy and whole Crabtree family.

• For the #GivingTuesday coverage in the newspaper, from Turning Point.

• Mike Brinker, for using your talents to help others, from Judy.

• Gina at Lowe’s Columbus store for excellent customer service, from a thankful customer.

• Sam and Andrew at Kroger Clicklist for a great experience.

Onions to …

• the people that block my driveway to watch the neighbor’s Christmas lights.

• an administration that lacks diplomacy and respect because it has done nothing but hurl insults and mean tweets at the increasing threat of North Korea.

• people that need to realize their adult siblings don’t need their permission or approval to live their lives.

• the person or persons that reported about the huskies not having shelter, food or water, because they’re well fed and animal control cleared us of any problems.

• Columbus for not providing a much-needed YMCA for the community.

• our president for saying the corporate tax rate in China is 16 percent when in fact it is 25 percent.

• whoever threw a cigarette or match on a my pile of leaves and started a big fire in my yard.

• the person who stole my packages of Christmas gifts that were delivered to my front door while I was at my father’s funeral Monday.

• the churchgoing man at work who gossips and who talks badly about others behind their backs.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sourish Sarkar, from your family and co-workers.

• Lulu Yang, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Connie and Ronnie Coffey, from friends, David and Susan Spurgeon.

• Jennifer McKinsey from all your family and the animals.

• Rikki Laudick Hege.

• Chad Clause.

• Jill Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Isabella Klips, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Abram Carman.

• Nellie Meek.

• Martha Newsom.

• Mary Drysted.

• Abe Carman.

• Jerry Grinstead, from Martha, Carmen, Ryan, Hilary.

Belated Happy Birthday to …

• Belated birthday to Norma Carson.