Orchids to …
• the neighbors who fly the anti-Trump flag.
• Electricians Fred King and Karl Eichel, and to John Hall, who made time in their busy schedules to help a grateful couple with an emergency.
• Edie Logston’s fifth-grade Parkside Elementary class for an excellent Board of Works presentation.
• Ryan Burchfield at Edward Jones for helping me with my flat tire, from Cindy.
• Brandon of Plumbing Solutions for a job well done, from Larry.
• the city department responsible for replacing the historical marker at Azalea Drive, from the DAR.
Onions to …
• Republican candidates for Senate that support trade wars that hurt Indiana farmers and tax giveaways to the rich that increase the deficit and threaten cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
• the school board and superintendent who continue to delay taking action to protect our kids from gun violence.
• candidates claiming they’re pro-life and pro-gun, thus proving they’re pro-birth and that pro-gun is how they deal with life.
• Doomsday-prepper stores that mislabel gun-control activists as gun grabbers in order to increase their own sales.
• the government agency responsible for not having a speed-limit sign on 550N between U.S. 31 and Marr Road.
• the person who is constantly complaining on Facebook about other people’s driving when hers is extremely faulty.
• owners of local shopping centers who do nothing to fix the large potholes that are all over their parking lots.
Happy Birthday to …
• Caitlyn Banister, from your family and Donna.
• Jim Newell, from your family and Donna.
• Bev Stein, from your family and Donna.
• Ryder Morrow, on No. 1, from Mom, Dad, Mason, Grandma Jenny, Stephanie, David, Bobbi, Kaydence, Steven and Easton.
• Jewell Arthur, from the Joseph Hart Chapter of the DAR.
• Tom Lux, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Zachary Maddy.
• Ryder David Ray Morrow.
• Dana Stone.
• Melissa Rockhill.
• Aaron Villiger.
• Debra Donica, from Mom, Justin, Josh and the rest of the family.
• Melinda Schwering, from Chester, Patty, Mary, Brad and Britt.
• Natalie Clark, from Ginger, Mollie, Reid and Dad.
Belated Happy Birthday to …
• Leilah Littiken, from Mommy, Greg, Nana, Grammy, Skyler and the rest of family.