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Orchids & Onions (February 15, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    Jeff Ping for being the best husband and dad anyone could ask for, from Toni, Dustin and David.

•    Yard Barbours, Second Baptist Church and Cummins groups for helping sort and hang clothing at Sans Souci, from Sans Souci staff and board.

•    the office ladies at Central Middle School for always being so helpful, welcoming and caring for our kids, from pleased parents.

•    Brenda Johns for making my day and cheering me up when I needed it, from Paula Jarrett.

•    ABC-Stewart School students and staff for the memorable 43rd Valentine's Tea with songs, treats, and respectful, touching biographies of students' elders, from a grateful grandmother.

•    Donna for saving my Yorkie, from Sharon Phillips.

•    Certified Appliance Repair for going above and beyond in fixing my washer and dryer, from Amanda Fipp.

•    Columbus North football players who volunteered their time for valet parking at kidscommons Carnivale fundraiser Saturday night.

•    gentleman that paid my taxes in North Vernon, from Diane.

•    the lady in the van in front of me at McDonald's on Third Street for paying for my order.

•    Stephanie Furnish on coming back to work, from friends at the BMV.

•    bus drivers who attended the BCSC board meeting in support of transportation manager Karen Wetherald and the transportation department.

•    Onions to

•    young driver of the blue Mini Cooper who cut me off on 25th street.

•    Columbus downtown parking.

•    anyone who votes against St. Francis coming to Columbus.

•    small school district for having too many athletic directors, assistant directors and officer workers and not enough teachers.

•    people who do not understand Economics 101.

•    store that does not honor its commitment to veterans.

•    those that want Sunday alcohol sales.

•    already worrying about the fair.

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