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Orchids & Onions (October 22, 2013)


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    Orchids to…

    • the wonderful, kind manager and nurse who really helped me when I fell at Hobby Lobby on Saturday, from Lori Anderson.

    • Barbara Herold for always being there when I need you, from Clarissa Pike.

    • Patty for your kind card and gift card.

    • the St. Louis Cardinals for being in this year’s World Series, from a big Cardinals fan.

    • Columbus Optical for their kindness and friendliness and taking the time to fix glasses that need small repairs, from a woman who is grateful.

    • Dr. Burdick and Dr. Dorenbusch and staff at CRH for their care during my surgery and recovery, from Ellen Wilson.

    • Extreme Spirit Coach Brittany, Lindsey and the cheerleaders for a job well done at the Mega Jam competition Oct. 7, from a proud grandparent.

    Onions to…

    • managers who drag their feet when it comes to approving the weekly schedule.

    • whoever cut the branches off the small trees in the alley and did not move them to the median to be picked up.

    • ministers who do not practice what they preach.

    • newspapers that print pictures of fatalities on the front page.

    • the government for giving Pakistan $1.6 billion while cutting benefits to U.S. citizens.

    • The Republic for lauding the funding of additional students to take college prep tests, then pointing out the drop in the SAT scores at the local high schools.

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