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Orchids & Onions (March 19, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    the pediatric unit at Columbus Regional Hospital for all the great care on March 11-12 and for the popsicles, from Shannon Wilson.

•    Dana and Jay for being helpful and great neighbors, from your neighbors.

•    Donna, Anne, Angie, Judy and Lynn at the Volunteer Action Center for their huge support for AmeriCorps members.

•    Terry at AutoZone for working on my battery out in the cold, from Sue Feller.

•    employees and friends at Cosco for helping me find my keys on the day of retirement, from Lois.

•    Dr. Todd Bergman for his letter to the editor, from a long-term Columbus Regional Hospital employee.

•    Onions to

•    driver in the old gray pickup truck for going 10 miles under the speed limit on Central Avenue, then coming to a complete stop trying to change lanes.

•    businesses coming to Columbus that have no intention of hiring local people.

•    rude pastors.

•    the county for always patching County Road 325W and not completely repaving this highly traveled road.

•    the driver who disregarded the "Do Not Enter" and "One Way" signs on an alley near Marr Road Sunday evening.

•    company that does nothing about a supervisor who picks on and singles out certain employees.

•    rich politicians who call Social Security an entitlement program.

•    those who think dumping money into revitalizing an area will change people's behavior.

•    Columbus for wanting to tear down and build new instead of taking care of what we have.

•    dog groomer who messed up my dog.

•    church members going into chapel to drink coffee during Sunday service.

•    utility company that accidentally shut my water off for two full days and nights without offering any compensation.

•    drivers of loud automobiles on Sunset Drive in Edinburgh.

•    horribly blinding blue headlights on some cars.

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