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    Snow-removal orchids…

    • Frank Reed, from Dale and Dorothy Banta.

    • Scott and Joe of Fairington Apartments, from Linda.

    • Mr. Campbell, from your 17th Street neighbors.

    • Jay, Joey and Shawn, from Judy.

    • Rick Harper, from the London family.

    • Tom Seal, from Linda.

    • Bryan Jones, from the Jacksons.

    • Preston Byrd, from Ralph and Gloria Martin.

    Orchids to…

    • Sally for getting my groceries one day before the snow, from Bea Badger.

    • Dr. Kavelman, Gwen, Sandy, Patty and Leslie for being so kind during my illness, from Lisa.

    • Kathryn Watts DDS and staff for taking such good care of me and for making my appointment as painless as possible, from Tamara Fields.

    • Bob Evans restaurant for the delicious food provided for our holiday dinner Tuesday, from Fairington residents.

    • Columbus Christian girls basketball team for being so much fun to watch, from a new fan.

    • the Hauser varsity basketball team for continuously working hard and practicing excellent teamwork, from friends and family.

    • Lisa, Aubrey and staff at CRH Rehab Center on Marr Road for luncheon and gift cards, from the volunteers.

    • Jeff, Ellen and Aly Bowman for being awesome snow-day neighbors, from Laura and Ryan.

    • the two Sears salesmen who saved me the long walk to return a crevice tool.

    • Jim Dudley, dad, for the most beautiful wedding a girl could ask 26 years ago, from Laura.

    • the newspaper delivery persons and mail carriers in the Hope area for not missing your deliveries during the snowy weather.

    • Caleb Loper of Water Wagons for excellent service fixing my car, from Holly Brown.

    • Richards’ PTO for the wonderful baked potato bar for Wednesday’s lunch, from Richards’ teachers and staff.

    • the Columbus North Choir Department and Janie Gordan on an excellent Christmas concert.

    • the nice lady on Riverside Drive for giving the Columbus City Garage chipping crew a monetary gift.

    • Ben Wagner and staff for the Christmas dinner and for inviting the past employees of Parks and Rec.

    • Michelle at The Ark for all your help, from Tina Mickle.

    • Milo Smith for all his help, from John Tinkey.

    • the newspaper carrier on Hillcrest drive for getting my paper close to my door, from a subscriber.

    • all those who stopped to help when I was crowded off a very slick County Road 475S by an 18-wheeler, from Phyllis Danforth.

    • Shannon and her daughter for the hot chocolate, from Herb and Connie.

    • Sheriff’s Department officer for unlocking my car on this cold morning.

    • The Republic for the terrific editorial on Heritage Fund’s Grant-a-Wish program, from Mickey Kim.

    Onions to…

    • The Republic for not providing colored bags for the carriers so newspapers are lost in the snow and customers cannot find them.

    • the driver of the pickup with two large dogs in the back, once in the sleeting rain and again when the temperatures were in single digits.

    • employees who do nothing but stand around and gossip while the boss is away.

    • the city for clearing the People Trails down to the pavement while the streets in the city remain ice covered.

    • people who don’t give those who clean their homes all year long as much as a Christmas card.

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