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Orchids & Onions (October 11, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• our neighbors in Oakcrest, the Robertsons, Schroeders and Swansons, for all their help in our time of need, from Roger and Sue Wallace.

• the nice lady at Columbus Pediatrics who brought the form outside the building for a grandma to choose.

• John C. Fox for his letter to the editor about Luke Messer, from Gary Hallum.

• Chuck at O’Reilly’s for the great service, from a lifelong happy customer, the girl in the red Jeep.

• William Scarborough for his letter to the editor, from Alberta Ruble.

• Laura at Dr. Koopman’s office for helping me straighten out my bill, from Donna.

• Mary at the Health Center at CRH for all your kindness, from D.L.

• Leslie, Dave and Cliffton for all the hard work helping me with mowing, painting and cleaning, from Mom.

• Russ Dixon for being so generous with your time and hard work on our home repairs, from Steve and Susie Michael.

• Marian and Mickey at Thomasson Law office for being so professional, from Greg Cline.

• Logan at IHOP for awesome, fast customer service, from the couple who left the other breakfast restaurant.

• our neighbor for the delicious sourdough bread.

• Pat McColley at eastside Walmart for all of your help and helping customers find what they need.

Onions to…

• city for not moving Ethnic Expo to Mill Race Park and avoiding the closed streets and hassle for downtown visitors and employees.

• those who smoke in playground parks.

• the train operator who lays on the whistle at midnight to the point that it then becomes rude.

• the post office for taking 14 days to deliver a first-class letter from Oklahoma to Columbus.

• the newspaper for front sports page on one high school and not the other.

• The Republic for not printing the scam letter.

• Republican and Democratic parties for the government shutdown.

• members of Congress who still are receiving their salaries while others suffer from the shutdown.

• improvements not being made on Rocky Ford Road between Taylor Road and Talley Road.

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