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Orchids & Onions (October 8, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Judy Hanson for taking me to St. Paul Episcopal Church’s blessing of the animals and taking me to breakfast, from Rebecca Fenske.

• Joe, Butch, Laverne, Kay, Reta, Ruby, Aaron, Annie and Tommy for helping make the Arvin reunion a success from Martha, Jeannie and Reva.

• Jacob A. Villiger for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, from proud Gramma and Grandad Harris.

• the Columbus East Olympian Marching Band on a terrific performance this weekend and to all the awesome volunteers who worked the ISSMA Festival at East on Saturday.

• Helen Deppe for getting me a thimble on her vacation, from Barbara Herold.

• everyone who came out to support Southwest Fire Department’s annual fish fry, and especially to those who donated desserts, from Southwest Fire Department.

• Luann Welmer for the Columbus North basketball T-shirt, from John Tinkey.

• Lincoln Village Apartments for well-maintained grounds and removing the large ugly Dumpster at the back of the property.

• Uncle Roger and Aunt Teresa for the wonderful pumpkin festival at Whipker’s Market and the visit to Chuck E Cheese, from Ethan Robertson.

• Cathy for giving me a TV because mine was broken, from Elizabeth.

• Melissa and the day-shift girls for the fun activities Saturday and Sunday, from Darlene.

• the 1963 50-year high school reunion committee and the volunteers that made Friday and Saturday night two fantastic parties, from BDS.

• friends and family for the cards and visits and flowers, from Anneliese Thomas.

• Gill the barber for trimming my beard, from Jim Burton.

• Heather Lee for taking us on vacation to Michigan with your family, from Ralyssa, Radyn and RJ.

Onions to…

• those who complain about the pink newspaper when it is for a worthy cause.

• the Democratic Party for downgrading our country.

• football coaches for not contacting parents to let them know games were canceled Saturday.

• the city for not removing the 11 dead trees in the median on Caldwell Place that pose a danger to drivers and pedestrians.

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