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    Orchids to…

    • Dr. Bergman and staff for your continued care and professionalism after my surgery, from Diana Davidson.

    • Brandon at RadioShack for providing the best customer service ever, from Lana.

    • the two kind women at the Diagnostic Imaging Center who helped to turn an awful situation into a better experience.

    • Kevin Johnson for always supporting me and offering me assistance and being an asset to the community through Housing Partnerships, from Lisa Gray.

    • Rob Weaver for the great finish in the mini marathon on Saturday, from your family.

    • Mrs. Waggoner for the wonderful lunch you provided the staff, from Central Middle School staff.

    • the weekend rain for keeping my neighbor’s yappy dogs in all night, allowing my family to get a good nights sleep.

    • Alison Simo for getting your master’s degree, from family and friends.

    • Larry Jessie and Debbie Froedge for an excellent car detailing, from the lady with the green Honda Passport.

    • the man who found my dog and called us, from Rosebud McNicholas

    • Joann Belser for telling me about the cleaner for my carpet, from Barbara Herold.

    • The Republic for putting the St. Louis Cardinals box score in the paper when possible, from a big Cardinals fan.

    • Little Seeds Preschool teachers at Asbury United Methodist Church for a great year of learning in a fun and loving environment, from Karen Johnson and Brody.

    • Stephanie Rose for the sweet rolls, from Vera Bean.

    Onions to…

    • the parents at a fast-food restaurant for not controlling their noisy children.

    • the neighbors that have visitors park in front of my house instead of using their own driveway or parking in front of their house.

    • people who underachieve by saying, “It’s not my job” or “I’m not paid to do that.”

    • whoever thinks one person going to the Kentucky Derby is worthy of a front-page article.

    • whoever hit the white border collie on County Road 200S on Sunday around 5:40 p.m. and didn’t stop to see if he was OK.

    • the coach who is being paid to coach a team that he abandons every weekend so that he can watch another team play.

    • the church that does nothing about the teacher that bullies the children.

    • fair-weather Kentucky basketball fans.

    • the coat check people at the prom for handing out the wrong coats.

    • those that park in the commercial unloading zone in front of The Commons.

    • the veterinarian’s office that was unwilling to share our information with a different veterinarian.

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