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Orchids & Onions (April 6, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Columbus Regional Hospital radiation therapists Jennifer and Candi for being caring and professional and for the warm blankets, from Jane.

• kind and considerate cashier at westside Walmart who allowed me to come to the 20 or less items lane when I had 28 items.

• Sharon Mangas’ letter to the editor, from a former history teacher.

• Taylorsville United Methodist Church for a beautiful Easter Sunday service with a fantastic choir, from the congregation.

• Brown County Health and Living for bringing us treats every Friday, from Columbus Regional Emergency Department.

• Allen Chiropractic and massage therapist Abby for stopping my back pain.

• Columbus Transit for again going above and beyond, from Michael.

• Twin Cities Raceway for the great racing Saturday night and bringing back Twin Cities the way it used to be, from a longtime racing fan.

• Greensburg Christian Church for an awesome Easter egg hunt, from a grandmother.

• Sadie and David Cress of Sadie’s Family Dining on their new location, from Sandy Walker.

• Jennifer and her husband from Country Mart for unloading the salt boxes from my trunk and putting them where I wanted them, from Clara.

• the city of Columbus for the bike lanes and the People Trails.

• Nina Wells for watching my house and feeding my cat when I was gone in February, from Brenda.

• Mary, Kay, Tina, Teresa and Phyllis for a wonderful Easter dinner and egg hunt for all the great-grandchildren, from Muck.

• the woman in the red pickup who helped me pay for my gas, paying it forward in honor of the daughter of a friend.

• Alvana Henderson for giving me a great birthday gift, from Lila Henderson.

• Mary Ann Sullivan and AARP for bringing the driver’s safety course to Mill Race Center, from several participants.

• John and Lori Lucas for paying for our 49th anniversary dinner at Papa’s Grill, from Alan and Karen.

• the lady in the Honda Odyssey for paying for my order at McDonald’s on Friday morning, from the lady in the Dodge Avenger.

• First Baptist Church for the beautiful Easter service.

Onions to…

• The Republic for not publishing my Onions about political parties.

• oversized basketball goals that are kept in the street and not in the owners’ driveway.

• businesses that collect sales tax and do not turn it over to the state.

• people who do not know the definition of the word fascist.

• probation officers who do not enforce the law to the individuals who are on probation.

• people who torture their pets.

• the driver of the white van for being impatient and trying to get me to turn right on a red light.

• destroying an old building while others have been saved in the past.

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