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Orchids & Onions (May 23, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• the gentleman on the blue-and-white Harley for stopping to help me with the flat tire on County Road 200S Friday afternoon, from Jeanette.

• all the wonderful CSA Fodrea parents who donated food or time to the staff appreciation meal, from CSA Fodrea PTO.

• Vincent Laine for the wonderful photo of mama duck and her ducklings in Tuesday’s Republic, from Elaine Pope.

• Jenni for making the sandbox a great place to play for our kids.

• Wayne Fields for letting me use your mower when mine was broken, from Kenneth.

• Tina’s Nails for treating all customers with respect and truthfully, from Lisa.

• Elise Beverly for the thoughtful gifts you gave to your study buddies, from Coach Brummett.

• Robbie Amos for all your years of service to the community through the Sheriff’s Department.

• Donna Wells for sending me the great pictures, from Ron Schaub.

• Michael Greven for an accurate and insightful letter about Camp Atterbury, from a former history teacher.

• everyone who came out Tuesday to place flags on the graves of the veterans, from the staff at Garland Brook Cemetery.

• my wonderful daughter Mallorie for working so hard all year and getting Honor Roll for the year and to Central Middle School, which had a great awards ceremony for the kids.

• Ann Moore and family for the prayers and cards of encouragement during my battle with cancer, from Pam Hill and husband Jim.

• Marcia Wetherald for being our bus driver and saving the day for us, from Mt. Healthy first-grade class.

• Alice Burns for the yummy tuna casserole and beautiful blue blanket, from Lisa Welch.

• Matt Miller from Raft to Rafters for having a fun and enjoyable customer appreciation day, from an appreciative customer.

• Frank’s Tree Service for the wonderful job cleaning the tree that fell on my roof after the storm, from James A. Tresh.

• Wendy and Aaron Joslin at Joslin Cabinets for helping me pick out my bathroom cabinets, from Woody and Carol Gleason.

• Alicia Sharp on her new business venture in Hope, from Chelsea.

• personnel at Fire Station No. 5, paramedics, Dr. Dugger, ER staff and the nurse who gave me transportation home on May 15, from J.G.

Onions to…

• irresponsible cat owners.

• people who wear shorts when serving during a religious function.

• property owners in the old Golden Foundry neighborhood who let grass grow 3 feet tall and never mow.

• driver who ran one of my family members off the road causing him to hit something.

• the large number of dangerous, incompetent, blowhard, prevaricators populating the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.

• driver who disregarded the “Do not enter” and “One way” signs on a alley near Marr Road.

• The Republic for not putting the report of the deadly twister on the front page.

• people who threw a lit cigarette into an elderly woman’s yard.

• those who use any excuse to get their names in the newspaper.

• whoever is responsible for not having the grass cut at Speer Road and State Road 11.

• car wash that will not honor gift cards from the previous business.

• unattractive scrubby trees at the intersection of I-65 and State Road 46.

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