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Orchids & Onions (June 15, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    Elizabeth Wint for returning my phone to me when I lost it in the Walmart parking lot, from Amanda Smith.

•    Captain Dan and Mrs. Debbie Turner for the delicious lunch on the very safe boat ride Tuesday afternoon, from Debbie Greene.

•    Shelby Materials 11- to 12-year-old baseball players and parents who showed great sportsmanship knowing another team was not playing by the rules.

•    the lady and her teenage son on the corner of 19th and Caldwell for mowing my grandmother's lawn.

•    Cody Edwards for making the dean's list at Ball State University, from Mom, Dad, Todd and Sean.

•    lady at Hope Post Office that finally got them to fix the lock on the drop box at Candlelight, from Estella Brooks.

•    Don O'Rear for the excellent letter to the editor, from Debbie Jansen.

•    the therapy department at Columbus Health and Rehab Center for all you did for me, from Bobbie.

•    Jim Voelz for his expertise and his quick response to our need, from Kathy.

•    all fathers who take an active role in caring for their children, from a mother of five, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of nine.

•    Brenda at Renner Ford for fixing the radio in our Accord, from D.S.I.

•    my friends Jack Norton for coming out and fixing my central air, from Dan Purtlebaugh.

•    Cora Renae Philpot for graduating from Franklin College.

•    the city work crew who were refreshing the curb area on North Brooks Street on Thursday and the courteous help from the two SSC R152 crews working to finish up a Green Up Day project in the neighborhood from Pete Jenkins.

•    Onions to

•    to chip sealing a portion of State Road 11.

•    people that don't understand some of us relive the flood every time it rains, and we don't need a play-by-play from the paper.

•    motorcycle show for letting one person win all categories of the show.

•    people who live together and claim to be Christians.

•    subdivision fountains that do not work at the entrance and in the retention pond.

•    bicyclists that don't know what a stop sign or a red light means.

•    newspaper that did not print my daughter's orchid for her graduation.

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