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Orchids & Onions (December 19, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Commander of VFW Post No. 1987 for donating use of the building for the Abbott family benefit.

• Gregg Macklin for his letter to the editor, from someone who agrees.

• Tiffany Davis and Michelle Ianni for providing baked goods for the “Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays” session, from Community Downtown.

• Coach McBride and Coach Williams for returning to Columbus rather than continuing to the basketball tourney Saturday morning, from players’ parents.

• Brian at Columbus Post Office for helping put stamps on more than 100 Christmas cards, from Ben and the rest of the Data Cave team.

• Judy and Roger Preston for the gifts and Christmas candy and to Tina Graham for the Christmas cookies, from Pam and grandchildren.

• the lady at Bartholomew County Code Enforcement for being so very kind and helpful when we picked up our building permit on our anniversary, from the Fruhners.

Onions to…

• committees that can’t admit they made a mistake.

• those who take it upon themselves to decimate the dreams of others.

• the organization that won’t help with finances or food in December.

• those who complain about having to work on Christmas Day when they should give an orchid to their bosses for giving them a job when so many are unemployed.

• the local radio station that plays way too much Band Perry.

• individuals upset about a few dollars who verbally assault volunteers trying to raise money for a charitable cause.

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