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Orchids & Onions (December 5, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Greg at Voelz Body Shop for getting my car taken care of, from Bonnie Rogers.

• Ken DeLap for the abundance of candy, from Harry McCawley and the newsroom staff at The Republic.

• Menard’s staff for being so helpful even when you boys are working in such cold weather outside, from the man in the

• black Dodge.

• Machinery Movers and Gayla for your awesome generosity of moving the table saws to and from the wood shop and your generosity of donating your service and time, from

• Mill Race Center.

• whoever finally cleaned up the large pile of trash and brush from behind the rental on

• Caldwell Place.

• Lori Lucus for your thoughtful gift to the Rogers family at Bob Evans.

• Terry and Jane Sullivan for always being so thoughtful and caring, from Roger, Mae

• and Connie.

• Gary Bowles at Columbus Collision for returning my car to its brand new state, from Sharon.

• the generous lady who bought dinner for the old, white-bearded man and and his wife Tuesday evening at Skooter’s.

• Wanda and Wendell Huff for taking me into their home the entire Thanksgiving week and nurturing me back to health, from Marie Call.

• Brian Gilroy for a wonderful and spiritual sermon Sunday at Garden City Church of Christ.

• Tom Dell for speaking up regarding the parking situation downtown and saying the city should follow the recommendation of the firm that the taxpayers paid, from a taxpayer.

• Lanny Riley for raking the leaves in my front yard, from a grateful neighbor.

• Lee Trapp and Nancy Warren for their letters to the editor, from another neighbor living southeast of the airport, Linda.

• the kind person who found my red leather glove and put it on the visitors parking sign at Four Seasons, from Sharon Zeigler.

• the firemen and paramedics for their excellent and prompt care on Tuesday, from Bruce Gordon.

• Brad and Darla Parmer for being amazing parents and showing me what it means to be loved and to give love.

Onions to…

• the preacher who doesn’t speak to members of the congregation on Sunday mornings.

• the man who shorted me on a delivery of firewood and refuses to make it right.

• those who complained about The Republic’s coverage of East’s state football championship.

• those that cannot acknowledge student-athletes from either school for their accomplishments at the state level on an equal basis.

• the rural mail carrier for leaving our package immediately in front of the door so we can’t open the door.

• those who use their freedom of speech to complain about military aircraft coming to Columbus that help to train our military to protect that very right.

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