Around Town – February 21

Orchids to …

• Sharon, at Columbus Internal Medicine, for being so kind, when I thought it was best to cancel an appointment.

• Dr. Hagedorn’s office for returning calls promptly.

• Tom Heller for a well-written and truthful letter.

• Kenny, our bus driver for the Northside ski trip last Saturday, who was very patient and stayed with us longer on the trip when needed, from Shannon Kennedy and Beth Bowers.

• Rex at Silver Oaks, a therapist who brings me the paper every morning when he gets to work.

• PromptMed for their fast, courteous service.

• the North Vernon fire department for its help.

• the current administration that let me keep a little more money I worked hard for this year, from someone who only dreams of being in the top 1 percent.

• Rhonda Herman for the fabulous haircut and color, from Joy.

• Rebecca at Johnny Carino’s for the great birthday on Monday.

• Greg Lewis for making history come alive for his students.

Onions to …

• Democrats opposed to a border barrier.

• those who think if one has never been to or lived in a border state they don’t know about border security.

• those who believe that FairOaks Mall is “decaying.”

• the mayor for wasting taxpayer money by hiring and retaining the consultant for the development of the FairOaks Mall when there is a large design and planning committee hiring six firms to provide the development proposals.

• all the people who throw trash out their vehicles along the roadways making us look like a third-world country when it’s so simple to put a trash bag in your vehicle.

• anyone who believes Democrats intentionally don’t fill candidates on ballots when it’s so difficult to find candidates knowing it’s practically impossible to win in a Republican-majority town.

• the officer Wednesday morning that made a u-turn at 10th Street and Marr Road near the fast food restaurant.

Happy Birthday to …

• Richard Spall.

• Elsie Hege.

• Kathy Henry, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Greg Stein, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Greg Hensley, love, Mom and Dad.

• Jackie Crouse from friends at Moravian Church.

• Jennifer Swope from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Elsie Hege, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mina Robertson, love your family.

ANOTHER beautiful morning