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Orchids & Onions (January 25, 2014)

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Snow Orchids to…

• Kenny McKain, from the Williamson’s.

• Dave Weddle, from Lawrence Tiemeyer.

• James Yrineo, from Lee Trapp.

• Tyson Hall, from Joe on Laramie Trail.

• Orchids to…

• those of my customers in the Sandy Hook and Hiker Trace neighborhoods who cleared a path to walk in on the snow, from your letter carrier Mike Imlay.

• Rick and Lisa Hill for always being here and being the best parents a girl could ask for, from your baby.

• the lady who stopped to make sure I got back safely to my driveway after getting my mail.

• the First Christian Church ladies for the hot chocolate, from the crossing guards.

• Mayor Brown for continuing to dismantle the “good ol’ boy” politics in this town.

• the wonderful volunteers at the food pantries for getting out in the bad weather to serve our community.

• Capri Yrineo for the great dinner, from Lee and Joan Trapp.

• Chris Lanning of Lanning Automotive for fixing my windshield-wiper reservoir problem at no charge.

• Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for closing its McDonald’s restaurant.

• City Council for standing up in support of Mr. Wagner.

• Tamara Kiel for her brilliantly written letter to the editor.

• Greg Burton for taking the day off work and the time out of your schedule to help us out, from Ashley and George.

• Julie Quesenberry, school-police resource officer, for the replacement bright-orange safety vests, from the traffic control staff at Richards Elementary.

• City Council for trying to maintain a professional human resources process for the change in leadership at the parks department, from a concerned citizen.

• Tim Barr for the quick response and great service, from Diana Davidson.

• Marty Cox for being the best friend ever, from David and Melinda Taylor.

• Chad Phillips, principal at Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln, teachers and staff for the way they handle dismissal of the car-rider students during the inclement weather, from grateful great-grandparents.

• The Republic carrier for delivering our papers to our door on Saddle Drive, from the Angles.

• my friends in the trailer park and grandson Chad Vandiver for helping me in this cold and snowy weather, from Betty Roll.

• Kevin in Target pharmacy for helping my sister get her prescrip-tions filled when she was so sick.

• Onions to…

• landlords who let their tenants keep old furniture in their front yards.

• the traffic signal that doesn’t have a left-turn arrow at Central Avenue and Eighth Street.

• the City Council for overstepping their bounds and giving their buddy a raise.

• the driver of the BMW at the gas station on Thursday for pulling into my spot and very rudely looking at me while his family laughed.

• residents with mailboxes too close to the road.

• the newspaper for moving the comics and crossword page all over the paper.

• those who don’t think we should have a law to fire the city council.

• the person who takes the Orchids and Onions for being too selective and not doing the job.

• all the stores closing in the mall, leaving shoppers nowhere to shop in Columbus.

• politicians who do not have the decency to resign.

• the delivery service that left packages at my door that obviously were never used in this cold weather.

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