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Orchids & Onions (May 30, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• CPD and officers Dodge and Combest and Sgt. Christophel for helping provide the citizens of Columbus the best pre-hospital care we can; together we can make this city the safest place to live, from Deputy Chief Mike Kutsko EMT-P, Columbus Fire.

• Bertha Maples for your beautiful flowers for all of us to enjoy, from Wilma Jordan.

• Tom Pickett Music Company for furnishing the portable public address system for Memorial Day ceremonies at the river and Garland Brook Cemetery.

• Aleah Tedder for your act of kindness, from one of your neighbors.

• Garland Crook Cemetery for blessing our family with the beautiful release ceremony, from the Harrison family.

• Sally Reindl for her letter to the editor Monday, from someone who agrees.

• Brother Lewis Burton, Brother Ray Bryant, Brother Randy Denton, Stacy Tucker and Eli Johnson for being such good pastors and friends, from Betty Roll.

• the good Samaritan who bought my medicine Saturday at Walmart.

• Beth Jones for being such an inspiring person in the business community, from Melissa Scott.

Onions to…

• people who still try to blame tea party patriots for what our current president has done.

• cable company for failing to have real live people answering the telephone.

• whoever left the empty Big K root beer can in the garden area at the seasons mausoleum at Garland Brook Cemetery.

• mobile home parks that do not have tornado shelters.

• The Republic for printing far more left-leaning opinion pieces than conservative ones.

• people who park boats and campers on private church parking lots.

• business that did not have its flag at half-staff on Memorial Day.

• those who don’t dress respectfully when going to the Lord’s house.

• those who do not realize that the president discredits himself.

• city for not having many summer camps for 3-year-olds.

• college for lying to their teachers that credit-hour cutbacks are statewide.

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