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Orchids & Onions (June 27, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• the McCarty sisters for saving the sweet dog’s life, from a dog lover.

• PIP Printing for the wonderful customer service, from Jim.

• TLAC for sponsoring the North football teams’ car wash and to all those who came and gave a donation.

• dispatcher Ed at Nugent Sand for being so kind and helpful and Frank Reed for doing a remarkable job in making the delivery, from V. Thompson.

• troops from Afghanistan that go to such lengths to save the stray dogs, from Brenda Ross.

• B.J. Crouch for all you have done and always being there when I need you the most, from your wife.

• The Republic and Boris Ladwig for the wonderful, good news article on Clessie, from Linda.

• the Burger King baseball team for winning the championship and the coaches and volunteers for getting them there, from a grateful parent.

• Julie and Garrett Lawson for taking the two truckloads of trash to the dump for me, from Debby.

• honest and kind man who turned my cellphone in at Kramer’s restaurant Wednesday morning.

• Glenna at Family Services for being so kind and helpful in figuring out my mom’s Medicare, from Mary Sue McClain.

• Regina for being supportive on Monday after an auto accident, from a grateful citizen.

• crew at Tropical Smoothie for free smoothies on Flip Flop Friday, from Eric Riddle and the Foundation for Youth.

• all those that helped to make our 65th anniversary so special, from Paul and Vera Wilson.

• Tammy Fields at First United Methodist Church for all you do, from Deloris.

• Jimmy John’s for the wonderful sandwiches, from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

• Jerry Lucas for his letter to the editor, from Sherry Grimes.

• Bartholomew County Little League champion team El Nopal and coaches Max and Kyle for winning the championship game and completing an undefeated 15-0 season, from Nick Martoccia.

Onions to…

• rude staff member at the bridal shop for wasting my time.

• Columbus gas prices when it was $3.49 in Kokomo over the weekend.

• paper carrier who throws cigarettes on my driveway.

• The Republic for picking the all-area baseball team with no one from Hauser on it even though the two honorable mentions from Hauser had better stats.

• city garage workers for picking up all the other branches and leaves on the street but leaving mine.

• trailer park that won’t fix the roads and wants to raise the rent every year.

• person at the free dinner at church for taking sugar packets and other items left on the table.

• farmers who spray their fields instead of plowing them.

• female driver of the van who backed into my new car in the Goodwill parking lot and kept on going.

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