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Orchids & Onions (April 11, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Rich Anthony for rescuing us and being a terrific DJ at the father-and-daughter dance, from Shannon Royer.

• Elizabeth Lowe for her spot-on letter to the editor, from Bill Lazzell.

• Vanessa Edwards and the Columbus Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for their extraordinary concert at Four Seasons Retirement Center Tuesday afternoon, from an appreciative resident.

• Zack the skateboarder who helped me with my car, from Ron.

• the two women on Lafayette Street who found Nikolai on Tuesday evening, kept him safe and used the number on his dog tag to contact us, from Karen.

• Mr. Hackman for there being a “no assignment weekend,” from your third-period accounting class.

• Bruce Bay and his team at Bay Corp. for taking such good care of my property on Peregrine Drive.

• Dr. Henry for going above and beyond in taking care of me.

• lady who found my mother’s ring at the westside Walmart parking lot and called The Republic to put it in the paper, from Judy Goddard.

• Dave Ward from Johnny on the Spot for the great carpet cleaning, from Jane VonFange.

• Nancy Nichter for being the most wonderful sister ever, from Margaret.

• John for helping me change my tire, from Mike in the green Mustang.

• Penny Duvall and Mike and Bonnie Chadwell for all your hard work on Saturday, from Cindy and Don.

• Lance Marsh for buying our supper at Becker’s Drive-In Tuesday evening, from Dave Forrest.

• Jeffrey Huntington for always being there for me, from your wife.

• David Brockman for cleaning Raymond Rooks’ yard.

Onions to…

• people who let their dogs defecate multiple times on public sidewalks.

• people wanting to change our streets to one lane to ease traffic flow and yet litter our streets with ugly looking trikes.

• new tenants in the house in the Caldwell addition with the small dog in the yard that barks at anything that moves.

• person who works on cars at home but pays no taxes on the money he makes.

• The Republic for never mentioning college baseball scores or anything else about it.

• people who will not mind their own business.

• The Republic delivery person for rolling the paper so tight that the rubber band has to be cut off.

• people who run weed eaters and lawn mowers at 7 a.m.

• liberal prosecutors and judges.

• residents in trailer parks for not cleaning up after their pets.

• church superintendent who does not protect his staff from a bully.

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