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Orchids & Onions (April 25, 2013)

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 Orchids to

•    Kim Ross and Online Construction for the fabulous kitchen, from Anne.

•    Karen and Louie Russell for being the most supportive parents in the world, from Andy.

•    Cathy Tungate, nurse at Miller's Merry Manor, for calling me and praying with me and for all your care, from James A. Green and family.

•    Joe's Automotive Hope for doing a good job on my Jeep, from Foster.

•    Vicki Cooper for sharing your Wednesday evening bounty of yummy food for dinner and lunch, from Deanna Wenzler and Debbie Greene.

•    CRH emergency room nurse Jo and Dr. Fox for their prompt attention to me when I fell last Thursday, from Betty Ellercamp.

•    Holly and Jackson Nagel for thinking of the office staff on Administrative Professionals Day, from Mrs. Embry, Mrs. Hashimoto and Mrs. Rutan.

•    all agencies and community members who supported the Volunteer Action Fair, from the United Way Volunteer Action Center.

•    Mom and Dad for bringing me supplies when I've been too ill to leave the house.  

•    Wanda and Wendell Huff for your constant help that enables me to live independently, from a grateful sister.

•    all the kind people who stopped to tell me how pretty my yard is, from the lady in the white house.

•    Jody Tompkins and Ben Prohl from Jody's Gymnastics Zone for coaching Morgan Lane to be the 2009 National Beam Champion, from a parent who wants credit given to those who deserve it.

•    Onions to

•    the driver who turned off McClure Road onto McKinney Avenue that almost hit m head-on Tuesday afternoon.

•    the newspaper for not printing a birthday when I submitted it on time.

•    cultures that are indoctrinated to hate America and yet we are told to embrace diversity and equality.

•    those responsible for turning Deaver Road into a freeway.

•    dealership that keeps cars parked too close to the end of its lot, blocking the vision of drivers coming off the street next to the lot.

•    R-rated movies and M-rated games.

•    small-town residents for not supporting previous grocery stores.

•    hospital staff for unprofessional behavior in front of patients' families.

•    those who think school bus drivers are not allowed to take a lunch break when driving the bus.

•    lack of speed enforcement on South State Road 11 any time of the day.

•    person who stole my mo-ped while I was in therapy on Tuesday.

•    law enforcement for not stopping rude and aggressive people for driving on the left-hand side of the street in Forest Park.

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