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Orchids & Onions (April 30, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Columbus Parks and Recreation and Foundation For Youth for letting us borrow your scoreboards for our tournament, from Columbus Boomers.

• Tyler Johnson for his faithful volunteering each Saturday at the Orphan Grain Train, from those who appreciate his continued dedication.

• the nice lady at Sunday’s ice show for letting us use one of your blankets.

• Johnathon Hatton for finding and returning my purse.

• MOPS moms for the wonderful teacher appreciation luncheon and gifts, from the grateful MOPPET’s staff.

• Kerry at Grider Garage Door company for excellent service, from Connie.

• Monica Allman for making the honor roll at East High School, from Mamaw Rennie and family.

• Joss Moffatt for winning the sprint car feature Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway, from Doug Southern.

• Columbus Symphony Orchestra for another great season, from Evelyn Garwood.

• Bartholomew County 4-H junior leaders for the wonderful 4-H volunteer luncheon on Sunday.

• Ivy Tech for their excellent 5K race on Saturday, healthy snacks, brief awards ceremony and beautiful shirts and medals, from a grateful runner.

• Kenneth at the eastside Walmart photo lab for knowing his job and helping us with everything we needed done, from Janet and Joellen.

Onions to…

• the fast food restaurant for not providing military discounts.

• people who think they can total other people’s property and get away with it.

• whoever drives up and down Bonesteel Drive with loud thumping music all hours of the day and night.

• the business that advertises and then never answers the phone.

• not having a homeless shelter.

• the city for funding downtown apartments.

• the city for lack of weed control on many roadsides and medians in Columbus.

• the shopper who bought all the marked-down water at the grocery store.

• The Republic for not bringing papers to the Nineveh mini-mart.

• the Commissioners for taking the whole parking lot away from those who have to visit the building to pay their taxes.

• people who think that a free service gives them the right to complain about occasional omissions.

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