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Orchids & Onions (November 6, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Linda Nelson for helping me at school, from Jake Kirts.

• Lori Scott for all the help and kindness, from Wanda.

• Hope Elementary PTO and parent volunteers for the yummy treats during our parent conferences and all your hard work at our book fair, from Hope Elementary teachers.

• Clara Eckert for her recent letter.

• Sandy at Bistro 310 for the hot sauce rescue, from Vanessa Cunningham.

• the Columbus East Olympian Spirit Marching Band for working so hard on your show this season and for always keeping us parents so entertained, from proud parents.

• Pat at the Breast Health Center for compassion and patience, from Sandy.

• Randy Holley for doing the work on the kitchen sink, from Cindy Clay and Mom.

• the person who returned to pick up the trash that fell off their truck on State Road 11.

• the Sound of North for a great performance at Mid-States on Saturday, from all the band parents.

• the hospital staff for being kind to me last Friday, from Marian Worley.

• the man at Voelz Body Shop for fixing the headlights on my Pontiac.

• the children and friends for making my 90th birthday one to remember, from Harold Gilliland.

• Grass Louvers for their professional and courteous service, from Larry Rudd.

• Larry and Shirley Elgar for everything they do for people, especially staff and residents of Keepsake Village.

• my neighbors Earl and Mary Lou for being so kind and thoughtful, from Jewell.

• Onions to…

• the person who let the dog out of a vehicle on U.S. 31 Sunday in Taylorsville and drove off leaving it upset and to fend for itself on a busy highway.

• Obamacare for raising a family premium from $400 a month to $1,127 a month.

• the retailer for keeping its Thanksgiving hours secret, preventing employees from planning the holiday with family.

• The Republic for running an obituary notice that had the same sentences twice.

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