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Orchids & Onions (February 28, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Columbus Chaos Team for your amazing efforts at the tournament in West Lafayette, from proud parents, coaches and fans.

• Jacob Villiger, Kelly Langevin, Brad Gaymon and the rest of the Columbus East Jazz Band on a great performance at the Louisville Jazz Festival.

• Kari and Tom of Bishopp’s Appliance for outstanding customer service.

• my parents, Dave and Roberta Hardin, for helping with the move, from Tam and Dave.

• the Columbus North football team for helping us move into our first home last weekend, from Elgin and Mindy Kupferer.

• Applebee’s, Johnny Carino’s, Montana Mike’s, Bubba Blue’s BBQ, Tropical Smoothie and Chili’s for your support of our SEGL Figure Skating competition, from Hamilton Center Ice Arena.

• Justin Schulz for helping us clean up the messy dining room, from Kevin and the staff at Snappy Tomato Pizza.

• Peggy and Tom Blades for anonymously paying for our dinner Monday event, from Gene and Penny Hogan.

• Robin and Pat in deli department at eastside Walmart for making the beautiful cakes for my mom and aunts’ birthdays, from Lisa and family.

• Jim Beamish for his letter to the editor, from neighbors in east Columbus.

• Columbus Towing and Recovery for prompt and great service Tuesday, from Henry Logston.

• Ellen Chestnut for being a good friend to my sister Beth and all your support, from Kim in Oregon.

• Steve for jump-starting my Jeep in the Target parking lot, from Kimberly Fields.

Onions to…

• to whoever vandalized Flatrock Cemetery.

• driver of the van who ran the stop sign at 10th and California streets Tuesday afternoon.

• the drivers on County Road 100S that exceed the speed limit on a daily basis.

• doctors who brag to their patients about where they are going on vacation.

• The Republic for not publishing the winners of the Grammys, Academy Awards and Oscar winners.

• woman at reuse barn that would not allow my husband to take an article.

• box store that charges twice for the same item.

• studio that is not open at 10 a.m. on a weekday.

• church official for discriminating against special needs people.

• prosecutors and judges that let people who are arrested for making drugs out on low bonds so they can go and make some more.

• newspaper that does not print all Onions sent to them.

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