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    Orchids to 

    David Miller at the Hope Library for stopping by our new place to just say "Hi" and for the wonderful brownies, from Tina and Lisa.

    •    Autumn Elkins for making the honor roll, from Tim and Angel.

    •    Nancy Butler for the beautiful floral arrangement delivered to me Saturday, from Florence Westendorf.

    •    Jan, Katie and Carol at CRH Cath Rehab for your kindness and encouragement during my rehab sessions, from Lenora Hull.

    •    Jamie Sparks and Chad Barton for being great friends and for all the help, from Charline and Phil.

    •    the generous couple who gave me their $10 coupon at Marsh on Sunday, from a grateful mom.

    •    the wonderful staff at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center for being a pleasure to work with, from Beth Harry.

    •    First Baptist Church choir and Joyce for great "wake-you-up" music Sunday.

    •    Nancy at westside Walmart phone center for providing excellent customer service, from Lisa.

    •    Mr. Mocas, Southside sixth-grade teacher, for bringing social studies to life by allowing students to Skype with a classmate in Haiti.

    •    the school corporation that teaches cursive writing.

    •    Sandy Retz for the the delicious homemade cookies, from Judy.

    •    new owners of Lags Billiards for being kind and hospitable with a fun and kid-friendly environment, from a grateful customer.

    •    Marvin Hamilton for making us a marvelous lunch from Cummins Technical Center maintenance and friends.

    •    girls at JoAnn Fabrics for helping me with my apron, from Marvella.

    •    Betty and Sherry at Jacks Place for handing out candy and wishing me a happy Valentine's Day.

    •    Onions to

    •    myself for voting for a political leader who fails to work with all other officials.

    •    the local schools for not letting parents/caregivers know they should be looking out for head lice.

    •    the people who don't understand employers have used part-time employees for decades to avoid having to provide insurance.

    •    the grown children who ignore their parents and don't call or visit.

    •    the people who ignore their barking dogs.

    •    the out-of-control school bus radio traffic, making it unsafe to drive the bus.

    •    the girls basketball coach who criticizes the boys teams and their coaches.

    •    the person who stole the elderly lady's cane in the Kroger Center parking lot Sunday afternoon.

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