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Orchids & Onions (February 6, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    Kristen Brown for being a thoughtful mayor who listens to the concerns of downtown business owners, from Steve Leach.

•    Athens Animal Clinic for everything you did to make Dosey comfortable, from the Carothers.

•    Kenny's Locksmithing for fixing my door lock and your fast and professional service, from Mandy.

•    the lady in the Kroger checkout line for sharing your Kroger card when I forgot mine on Monday, from a grateful customer.

•    the nice lady at Walmart Optical who fixed my glasses at no charge, from T. Havener.

•    Dr. Wagner and Best Friends Animal Care Center for all the wonderful care that you gave Gracie, from Megan and Steve Brummett.

•    Dr. Tannenbaum for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me with my math homework during my mom's appointment, from Chloe Albertson.

•    Dr. David Rau and Dr. Dave Thompson for taking such great care of me when I developed appendicitis.

•    Gary Bowles and staff at Columbus Collision Center for the excellent repair and cleaning job on my car, from Beth Dilley.

•    St. Francis for coming to town to compete against CRH.

•    dedicated Meals on Wheels for their faithful work in spite of hazardous walkways and streets.

•    exceptional service at Indiana Department of Revenue on Monday.

•    Ron Schoolcraft for the photo of the pileated woodpecker, Miriam Wolverton for the shot of the otters, from Sheila Deiwert.

•    Onions to

•    the driver of the station wagon who stopped traffic to play traffic cop on the north side, then followed me for several blocks to try to scare me.

•    whoever is responsible for allowing the totally unacceptable and torn-in-half U.S. flag to fly at the County Fairgrounds.

•    the discount store for letting go of their best manager.

•    the driver of the red Ford truck for hitting the silver Neon in the parking lot of the school and then driving away.

•    the bakery that would not sell me cookies at 2:01 p.m. on Saturday.

•    the small town library employees that nose in on others conversations.

•    the hospital for being territorial.

•    the gym that has many broken treadmills and electrical equipment.

•    those who feel the need to send in Orchids several times a week.

•    those who complain about people in Columbus getting other hospitals to help out here.

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