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Orchids & Onions (November 27, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• the management at Menard’s for keeping the store closed on Thursday so the employees can be with

• their families.

• all of the iGrad tutors and mentors for all your time and help with the students, from

• Tina Cunningham.

• Frank Anderson and the friendly staff at Frank Anderson Tire Co. for great customer service over the years, from the Sharps.

• Roy Cross for getting the leaves off my yard, from

• Harry McKinney.

• Sharon Snyder, mom, for always helping out when we’re in a pinch, from Jack and Rhonda.

• Gene at the airport for making a toddler’s day by showing him all around the hangar and letting him pretend to fly, from Lane Behrman.

• the driver of the blue Mini Cooper in front of me at Starbucks on U.S. 31 for buying our drinks, I will pay it forward, from the driver of the white car behind you.

• Joe Cashen for teaching a couple of old dogs new tricks, from Kyle and Eric.

• the gentleman at Affordable Furniture/Margo’s Lamps for his help in putting the weird green and blue glass lamp from the ’60s back together, from the lady in the green coat.

• Carrie at IHOP for the great service and delicious lunch on Monday, from three satisfied customers.

• the staff at Dr. Blevins’ dentist office and staff for their kindness and their understanding, from Tonya R. Pitman.

• Lecia Clark for the beautiful last Sunday at Old Union Church.

• the butcher at Savory Swine downtown for carrying my 13-pound turkey a block and half to my car for me and making my day, from Mary Alter.

• my favorite bank employees at MainSource on Jonathan Moore Pike for help with my unusual request, from Susan Gobert.

• Hailey at Jack’s Place for going above and beyond for your customers, from Laura Guthrie.

• Cindy Olsen of Accessibility in the United Way building who has generously helped many people with various medical needs.

• Onions to…

• greedy stores and businesses who decide to open on Thanksgiving and those who choose to patronize them and support this decision.

• inconsiderate drivers who insist on using Carr Hill Road during construction while alternative routes exist.

• the school official who takes off almost every Friday even though school is in session.

• the trailer park that does not remove leaves in vacant lots causing neighbors to have to take care of extra leaves.

• those who do not use crosswalk lights at Jackson and Brown especially in low-visibility conditions.

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