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Orchids & Onions (May 18, 2013)

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 Orchids to¦

•    Jordan at Starbucks for being so nice.

•    all my co-workers at the Youth Service Center for all of your support, from Lisa Gray.

•    Crystal Anderson for doing an excellent job of photographing the graduates and nursery rhymes at our annual party, from Family School Partners.

•    CPD for their kindness and help pertaining to my recent thefts, from John Tinkey.

•    the recent volunteers helping in the store and warehouse at Sans Souci: Cummins DBU Finance, LDS, Second Baptist Church, Cummins, and the Happy Go Luckies 4-H Club.

•    restaurants that accommodate patrons with special needs children, where they can bring food for their special diets.

•    Texas Roadhouse for going out of your way to make our retirement dinner for Richards Elementary School great, from Richards Elementary School.

•    Pat in my water aerobics class for your kindness on Thursday morning, from the lady who really needed a shower.

•    Columbus East students, Emma Alexander, Kelby Bennett, Matt Fuehne, Olivia Smith, and Jacob Villiger for winning first place in "Design It" at the C4 Boiler Tech Challenge, from proud grandparents.

•    Columbus Optical for the beautiful landscape that made the corner of 25th Street and Central Avenue much nicer to look at, from a loyal customer.

•    the staff of the International School for the wonderful senior breakfast they prepared for the first graduating class and their families, from 12th-graders and families.

•    Mrs. Kathy Dell for teaching us how to square dance and for kicking off Pioneer Days in such a fun way, from Parkside fourth-graders.

•    the staff of Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County for putting on a fabulous annual report to the community, from Mickey Kim.

•    Walt Satterfield and Darrell Day from Bethel Baptist Church for mowing, trimming and cutting down brush and trees on my city lot, from Keith Naylor.

•    Matt and Loren at the Bicycle Station for doing an excellent job tuning up our bikes for riding season, from Dan Grott.

•    Mary for the awesome treats, from Hartsville, Julie, Will and Chris.

•    Tim Denny and Teresa Burton, Craig, Crystal, Paige, and Kinzie Feller for the love and care, from Mom Betty.

•    Riley Coers for making cheerleader at Northside Middle School, from Nana and the rest of your family.

•    Taylor Smith for graduating with honors, from Uncle Eric.

•    Kirk Tree Service for a good tree removal service at a reasonable price on South Drive, from Jerry Kruse.

•    Dr. Dorenbusch and the endoscopic team at Columbus Regional Hospital for their wonderful service, from a grateful patient.

•    Susie Harvey for the hand lotion, from Becky Davis.

•    Dave Boston and the inmates at the Sheriff's Department for a great job mowing the county.

•    Bob Franke for helping me with my lawn when my lawn mowers were down, from Kevin Lowrey.

•    my dad for all the play times, long walks, care and love you provide, from Boe Lowrey.

•    Onions to

•    the woman who thought she owned Denois Creek.

•    kids who play in the street and kick soccer balls into parked cars.

•    the three-hour wait in the emergency room.

•    the tall grass and weeds on Marr Road between 10th and 17th Streets.

•    the umpires who don't know where the strike zone is located.

•    people who put up signs in the country and then don't take them down.

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