our family and friends for the prayers, cards and especially the home-cooked delivered food from Carol and Alen Hatton during Bobby's hospital stay, from Robert and Judy Jacobs.
Ellen Messer for helping me clean and organize my room and all my clothes, from little sister Allison Yoder.
April Retz and Chris Browning for mowing and weeding my yard, from Grandma.
J.T. Shumard at McDonald's on Third Street for his award-winning smile, professionalism and courtesy, from Cindy, a regular.
Jean Prebeck, our grandma, for allowing us to live with her this summer, her generosity, flexibility, godly example and cooking, from Paul and Jill Weaver.
the men from the First Christian Church Bible Study for helping me move last minute during our back-to-school picnic gathering.
Newbern United Methodist Church for the love, support and generosity of my church family, from Denise.
all the wonderful photographers who submit their colorful photos to Take Your Best Shot.
Don and Alice Weddle for the lovely get-together for family on Friday, from Joan Allman.
Dale and Julie Marks for being the best parents and grandparents, from Ross Marks and family.
The Republic for the editorial "Fire Chief allegations overblown."
Online construction for doing a terrific job on getting our porch done, from a grateful customer.
Martha Bell for hosting the enjoyable Daughters of Isabella dinner party at her home.
Emily and Al Fowler for hosting my 85th birthday party, Suzanne and Steve Thomas, Jay and Jack Allman and Robert Everroad, from Charlene Luker.
those who continue to water their lawns and otherwise waste a valuable resource during the time of drought.
those who help the less fortunate and then ask for money from them.
the play place that won't let you bring in baby food.
stores that advertise items and then don't carry them.
the person who took one of my pathway lights from my sidewalk Sunday night.
apartment complex that has rules but does not enforce them, making it worse for those who do follow the rules.
local politicians who don't try to help the homeless people in Columbus.
less and less baseball news in The Republic for the past week or so.
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