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    Orchids to…

    • Don and Janet McDonald for your hospitality and warmth when our power went out last week, from Jack and Rhonda.

    • Douglas Robertson for being the best son parents could ever have and for fixing a pipe, from Mom and Dad.

    • Columbus City Council and the Parks Board for having the backbone to stand up for a respected professional.

    • Phyllis Smith for brightening our Christmas, from Sandy and Sue.

    • Mattresses & More of Columbus for promptly finding an overcharge and refunding the customer, from the Chandlers.

    • the nice neighbors on Meadowlark Lane who brought me a package delivered to them by mistake.

    • the ladies and gentlemen who helped me in the parking lot at Petco when I fell trying to get my dog into the car, from Georgianna Waldrop.

    • Dennis Baute, Don and Susan Fye, Louise Hillery, Karen Arnold, Sharon Downs, Emmalee Welch and the Schroeders for all the help after my bike accident, from Selma Durham.

    • Rich, Tom and Justin Stout for being great pharmacists at the Edinburgh CVS, from Brenda Cooper.

    Onions to…

    • businesses that try to create the false reality that only the best employees are gay.

    • the cable company for terrible service on Tuesday.

    • the city for pushing subsidized housing construction when small-business landlords/taxpayers already have far too many vacant properties.

    • anyone who wants to deny same-sex couples their civil rights.

    • school crossing guards who park their vehicles in the way.

    • cab drivers who smoke in their cars when they are supposed to be taking ill people places.

    • whoever took the winter coat from the church rack.

    • people who believe winning an award is more important than how you win it.

    • the TV channel that did not televise the governor’s State of the State address.

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