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Orchids & Onions (October 31, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Dean Schertz for the bales of straw for the “Night of a Thousand Jacks” event.

• everyone who worked so hard and those who attended the Taylorsville United Methodist Church chicken noodle dinner and country store.

• the Hauser volleyball team for the great job and the accomplishment of winning four straight sectionals, from Paula Jarrett.

• the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder who bought my breakfast at the National Road McDonald’s on Saturday morning, from the gal in the red truck.

• the janitor at Columbus North High School for paying for our M&M’s from the vending machine after the first one got stuck, from appreciative students.

• the Love Chapel Food Bank for all they do for the community and especially Gary for being very helpful, from Melanie Petro.

• the trick-or-treaters of Willow Crossing for coming to visit, from residents.

• John and Liz for trimming the yard on South Drive.

• all area businesses that helped with A Night to Remember senior prom at Keepsake Village.

• the man who turned in my ring at Sam’s Club on Wednesday, from Beverly Baker.

• Gene Faulkner who helped me with my mo-ped and taking me to work, from Jacob Willey.

• Conner Ertel and Mike Schulz at Marr Road rehabilitation for the great care, from Deanna Herron.

• Steve and Dee Ogle for all of your trouble, from Ray Deitz.

• Granny for the delicious pumpkin roll, from Wade Hooten.

• Collin Crawford for making the gold honor roll, from your family.

• Shannon Palmer for her wonderful letter to the editor, from the Thorpes.

Onions to…

• the person in the red pickup truck that threw trash out the window on Second Street at lunchtime Wednesday.

• people who are offended by Halloween and the decorations associated with it.

• the city for penalizing downtown workers with repeated parking tickets.

• the driver of the small, dark Chevy who dumped a beautiful, black-and-white cat off at the Lowell Bridge fishing site Saturday instead of taking it to an animal shelter.

• teachers who bad-mouth teachers in another school district in front of students.

• the government office that has you state your business from across the room so everyone in the room can hear.

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