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Orchids & Onions (August 29, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• city utilities for the wonderful job cutting down dead trees in Flatrock Park and Flatrock Park North and nice job in removing them, from Brad Gonsalves.

• the good Samaritan downtown citizen who removed dog poop Tuesday morning from the Washington Street sidewalk outside Beth’s Dance Center before noontime foot traffic arrived.

• Matt and Sheryl at Shireman Homestead for making our staff picnic so great, from Bartholomew County Public Library staff.

• Jason Arnholt for saving his family members’ lives from a house fire, when he could have died himself, from Penney and family.

• Dylan Phillips for being so nurturing and loving, from Mama.

• Sharleena for the delicious potato soup, fruit and dessert, from Lucy.

• the honest stock boy at eastside Walmart who found my purse in a cart and turned it in, from Bonnie Boas.

• Sandi and Susie and congregation at Heritage Baptist Church for the lovely birthday party for those who celebrate their birthdays in August.

Onions to…

• the family for leaving their white dog and hound confined in a small space in all kinds of weather.

• the city for not taking care of the water problem in Garden City.

• the woman at the big store checkout Tuesday afternoon that used food stamps and carried a designer handbag on her shoulder.

• horrible timing of the lights on Central Avenue between Seventh and 10th streets.

• the Better or Worse comic in Sunday’s paper.

• those who compare the civil rights movement to the social and moral issues of today.

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