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Orchids & Onions (December 12, 2013)

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Snow-Removal Orchids…

• Tony and Eric, maintenance at Eastlake Woods, from Ceil.

• Dave Hardin, from the Snyder family.

• Bartholomew County Highway Department.

• Starr and Marty Atwell, from Dean and Suzanne Smith.

• state, county and local agencies.

• Frank Reed, from Anna Kurtz.

• Richard Siefert, from Betty Holder.

• Aeron, Matthew, Madison, Kevin, Eric and Dave, from a grateful neighbor.

• Jim Nickoll, from Barb.

• Dan and Deana Perry, from Jean Fogle.

• Luke and David Cooper, from the Moores.

• Ann Stevens, from the faculty at Richards Elementary School.

• David Dwyer, from Lisa Moore.

• Scott and Tyler Moore, from Settlers Crossing Baptist Church.

• Dustin Fields, from Grandma and Leon.

• Kevin and Devin Miller, from Tom and Linda.

• David Harden and Thomas Shafer, from the neighbors.

Orchids to…

• Sue Wright, my daughter, for cooking my breakfast on Saturday, from Bea Badger.

• Terry Sullivan for the beautiful Christmas lights, from the Bautes.

• Dave from Johnny On The Spot cleaning service for the excellent job cleaning and sealing our ceramic tile, from Bob and Anita.

• Heather, pharmacist at Kroger, for being so caring and coming to my rescue Thursday evening, from Lisa.

• the management of Fairington Apartments for the great food and get-together, from the residents of building No. 2401.

• Andrea for all your hard work on the holiday event on Tuesday, and for being a great manager, from Fairington residents.

• Morris Jones for all your help, from Jack and Benita.

• the outstanding articles and photos in Columbus Magazine.

• Carol and Richard Potts for helping me get my Christmas tree up, from Lee Trapp.

• the nice gentleman at east side Walmart who helped a handicapped lady get her frozen van door open, from Paula Rice.

• Kindred Nursing Home for the delicious holiday dinner on Tuesday, Alice Purtlebaugh.

• the crew at REMC for the quick cleanup of the tree that fell down in Scipio.

• Kami Grimes for being the best therapist ever, from Jason.

• Rebecca Hall for being a wonderful wife and mother, from Tyson.

• Summer at Centra for being a very caring person and helping me when I wasn’t sure what to do, from Kathy Flohr.

• Kindred Transitional Care for the awesome holiday dinner, from the Fields family.

• Hope police, fire, EMTs and Larry Fisher for being there in the time of need, from Faye King.

• city council members who vote against the smoking ban.

Onions to…

• stopping the parade and not putting it on another night when a lot of people have put time into it.

• the vandals who are tearing up Wayne Township Park.

• the owner of the two dogs who are left outside in the snow all day long.

• not remembering the commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day other than two little columns.

• customers who don’t realize that newspaper carriers put their lives in danger every day to deliver newspapers in bad weather.

• the person who is driving a truck with the bumper hanging off and tearing up the streets.

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