Orchids to …
• the witty individual who can send an Onion disguised as an Orchid, well done.
• the Third Street McDonald’s for selling punch cards this weekend to benefit Turning Point’s Raise The Roof Campaign.
• Colene, Helen and Kathy for all their assistance on our short trip, from Betty.
• the woman who stepped in front of us at the Kroger pharmacy and paid for my wife’s medication.
• Tammy and Dave Miller for a delicious meal at Gray Brothers for Christmas Eve, from Mom and Bill
• subscribers on my paper routes over the past three years, your kind words and generosity are more appreciated than you could know, from Alex Bell.
• Jennifer at Walmart pharmacy on Whitfield Drive for being so helpful and nice, from the Pruitts.
Onions to …
• Congress for ensuring a rising deficit and inevitable cuts to Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare.
• those who are complaining about Mike Pence’s holiday activities.
• those who don’t realize that lowering taxes increasing tax revenue is a true fact which has been proven many times in the past, and don’t understand how that works.
• advocates of a short-sighted tax refund while wages remain stagnant, despite an economy near full employment for almost three years.
• the local elected official whose opinion of expression is an embarrassment, as is the vice president’s.
• people that need to read the book of Luke to learn that Joseph was a carpenter and they had to go to Bethlehem to register for the census, but there was no room for them to spend the night.
• the person who failed to understand that Mary and Joseph, in fact, had a home but were temporarily victims of big government and that they were turned away.
• the person who said that Mary and Joseph were refugees, when in fact they were ordered by the government to their own town to take a census.
Happy Birthday to …
• Lauren Simmons, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Connie Davidson.
• Nick Sanders.
• Marcia Teltoe, from your family.
• Caleb Jenkins, from Grandma McKenzie and the rest of the family
• Caleb Spencer, enjoy your birthday gift to watch the Pacers play today, from GG.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Jim and Nelda Haislup, from Clifford Order of Eastern Star.
• ANOTHER beautiful morning