Around Town – October 7

Orchids to …

• Paula at Center Street Laundromat for helping wash and fold bedding for five hours, from a volunteer.

• Kris at Barkes, Weaver & Glick for his assistance, from a disabled person.

• Mr. and Mrs. Don Barriger for their concern for a disabled person.

• the lady I met Wednesday afternoon at the east side Walmart as she was going back inside to get her hair trimmed, as it was nice to have met you.

• Becky Church for creating and caring for the beautiful downtown planters, from Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.

• Michelle Graves, “Shell,” for being such a caring, compassionate and determined person, and one I am happy to call my best friend for the last 35 years, from Dawn.

• all who think anyone but Trump.

• Mr. Steve Vorndran for releasing that lovely fish back into the water.

Onions to …

• the city for taking parking places away for a week for events such as the Ethnic Expo.

• adult men who disrupt the neighborhood by playing their car stereos excessively loud as if they are still teenagers.

• the restaurant whose hostess argues with you about where you prefer to be seated in a half-empty store and who argues with you about what you order from the menu, making for a bad experience.

• people worried about keeping downtown Columbus the Venus flytrap of tourism while the rest of the city falls apart.

• the rude parents and their kids who talked during the Washington, D.C. trip meeting, making it hard for others to hear what was being said.

• Republicans and Democrats for each having their own set of facts and neither side presenting the truth.

• Columbus for acting like a small rural, unincorporated community because we can keep chickens.

• people who borrow money from friends and never pay them back.

• coaches and especially parents who are unable to watch a youth sports event and not be a monster toward the officials.

• the law enforcement department that does nothing about speeders going through Flat Rock.

• the small restaurant where the manager is rude to the staff even though the staff is very good.

• the men’s and women’s military organization that deserted a veteran at the time of her death.

• city government and health leaders for not banning smoker grills and fire pits in city limit neighborhoods as toxic smoke severely compromises breathing for those with COPD and asthmatics.

• elected city officials for being chicken to stand up to a select few.

• morally impoverished people who purposely damage other people’s vehicles out of a lack of self-esteem.

Happy Birthday to …

• Roy Pruitt, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Robin Bolton.

• Ryan Capes, from friends at Bethel Baptist Church.

• Megan Wilson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jake Wade.

• Heather Bruner.

• Beau McKinney.

• Margaret Hendrick.

• Brian J. Harker.

• David Webster.

• Haleigh Alsip.

• Ron Hatton from the Hawcreek Township Advisory Board.

Belated Wishes to …

• Brian Elkins from Annie, Josh and Austin.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Don and Lisa Coombs, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Todd and Jennifer Meier, from friends at the Moravian Church.