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Orchids & Onions (June 14, 2013)

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 Orchids to

•    City Garage workers for finally removing the large tree limb and branches from the median on Caldwell Place.

•    Rhonda for the wonderful Cardinal tickets for an early Father's Day present, from Jack.

•    Nurse Donna at CRH on Tower 6 for being so compassionate to me after my surgery and her sweet and thoughtful act of kindness for bringing me the Pug stuffed animal, from Karen Shepherd.

•    Don O'Rear for his letter to the editor, from someone who agrees.

•    Christy, Mallory and all the great staff at Columbus Animal Hospital for the grooming of Daisy Mae, from Pam Fitzzpatrick.

•    Lynsey Daily for graduating from Columbus East, Garrett Daily for graduating from Northside and Ethan Daily for graduating from Parkside Elementary, from Grandma.

•    Dr. Erickson and Melinda at the Lung Institute at Columbus Regional Hospital for the extra special attention and compassion shown me on Tuesday.

•    Megan Ballard for making the dean's list at IUPUC and being accepted into nursing school, from Mom, Dad, Bradyn and Grandma.

•    Kroger bakery for outstanding garden cake and making an 85-year-old and nursing home residents very happy.

•    the Wests for being patient neighbors, from the Longs.

•    the two delivery/installer men from Bishopp's Appliance for their positive customer concern, overall friendliness and attitude, from John McCreary.

•    our paper carrier for front-porch delivery on North Goshawk.

•    Jen Reid, CRH ambulance and ER staff, and everyone else who helped me at Cummins last Tuesday, from Sarah Wittekind.

•    members of the Moose Lodge for honoring Indiana by adding the state lag to your flagpole, from your neighbors at Shepherd Insurance.

•    Carol Cain for her help taking Richard to the doctor.

•    the person who returned my cap and gown from 1979 that I lost 15 years ago, from Deborah Wheeler.

•    nice young man who cleans up after his dogs on 26th Street, from the lady who yelled at him.

•    IU baseball team for making the College World Series for the first time.

•    Mary and Royce for being such great neighbors, from Starlin and Vera.

•    Onions to

•    people who feel there has been to much newspaper coverage of the flood of 2008.

•    leftover garage sale signs causing people to waste gas because the sale is over.

•    bicyclist who disregarded the stop sign at 29th and Fairlawn.

•    cable company that's cutting channels again.

•    whoever decided it was a good idea to have County Road 200S, State Road 11 closed and then to slow traffic on the remainder of State Road 11 by doing a chip and seal at the same time.

•    baseball league that allows an all-star team to break the rules without any consequences.

•    for not keeping and remodeling the old ugly red brick building known as the Ice House.

•    discount store with seven express lanes open and only three regular registers open.

•    The Republic for not printing an orchid exactly as it is given.

•    person who used Base Road as his personal dumping ground.

•    adults, agencies and schools who insinuate that our children need to start taking on adult responsibilities and report bad behaviors.

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