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Orchids & Onions (January 8, 2014)

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Snow Orchids

• Monica Morris, from

• Carol Webb.

• kind neighbor Kim.

• the four young men who cleared my driveway Monday.

• Phil Westerfield, from the Cherry Hills neighborhood.

• the nice young man, from the Wilkersons.

• Orchids to…

• Kroger for offering curbside service to all its customers during the storm Sunday.

• Ben Wagner for managing our parks with integrity

• and professionalism.

• Columbus Regional Hospital for taking such good care of Blake and making us as comfortable as possible during his stay with you, from the Bozells.

• Zach, who works on 3T at Columbus Regional Hospital, for calling and checking on me.

• the Rockcreek girls basketball team and coaches who came over to tell the injured Schmitt player “good game” from a grateful grandparent.

• Bartholomew County commissioners for the concern you have for your employees’ safety and well-being.

• Duke Energy crew who worked Youth Camp Road on Sunday evening to restore our power so quickly in the bad storm conditions, from Ryan and

• Lori Genth.

• the Dixons for the Christmas treats throughout the years,

• from Ty.

• the honest person who turned in money we lost at Culver’s last Sunday.

• Officer Jimmy Green for being so nice and understanding when I slid off the road, taking me to work and going out of his way to help me during a stressful situation, from Bethany Streeval.

• The Republic and U.S. Postal Service for making deliveries in the miserable weather.

• Tyler Blackburn for picking up the ham that fell out of the cart of an elderly shopper when no one else would help him, from Shag.

• doctors and nurses in ER and 6 Tower at Columbus Regional Hospital for being kind and helpful during my illness, from Beverly Ballard.

• Onions to…

• local paper for always slanting articles to look like the mayor is in the wrong.

• truck driver who passed me Sunday night on a snow/ice covered road endangering everybody’s safety.

• weather personalities who cannot pronounce “temperature.”

• deplorable conditions on city side streets and taxpayer maintained alleys.

• The Republic for not making the plane crash the top news story of 2013.

• the public for being inconsiderate to the mail carriers and newspaper carriers.

• idiotic people who talk on the phone while driving in hazardous weather putting my family at risk more than the weather.

• those who complain about knocked over mailboxes instead of being appreciative that their roads are being plowed.

• the driver of the black pickup who stopped then drove through the red light at Seventh and Central on Tuesday.

• The Republic for misspellings in the obituaries.

• the person who takes the Orchids, Onions and birthdays.

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