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Orchids & Onions (February 6, 2014)

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Snow Removal Orchids to…

  • Bob Peabody, from Jane and the neighbors.
  • Annie Roberts, from Jane and Bob.
  • John Swaim, from a Foxridge Drive neighbor.
  • Briarwood Apartments staff, from thankful residents of Briarwood/Fairington Apartments.
  • my good neighbor, from Bob Weeks.
  • Dale Tallent, from your Scott Street friends and family.
  • my neighbor Jim, from Barb.
  • the young man with the snow blower at 8th and Lafayette, from an appreciative neighbor.
  • Starr Atwell, from Dean and Suzanne Smith.
  • the Plum Court neighbors, from the Howerys.
  • Rob Amos, from, from all the Amoses.
  • Monica Morris, from Carol Webb.
  • Siena and Dom Glover, from your neighbor.
  • Kyle and Samantha, from Grandma.
  • the city, from a bicycle commuter.

Orchids to…

  • Kendal Hammel for being the best tennis coach around, from the ladies at the club.
  • the lovely and generous lady that helped me get my car unstuck multiple times on my lunch hour break and made sure that I made it back to work, from the driver of the red Kia.
  • the gentlemen who pushed my grey Buick Enclave on Goeller Boulevard when I was stuck turning on Tupelo Drive, from Mary.
  • the Sunday school class from CCC for the donated household items, from Aftercare WRAP women and staff.
  • Buddy Jines for everything he has done in the last three years, from Pam, Nick, Blair, Kim, Travis, Charles and Michael Pickett.
  • the three strong men who pushed my car out of the intersection of Washington and 11th streets, from Faith Thomas.
  • Phil Swaim for your letter to the editor, from Janet Law.
  • the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation for all they have done for Columbus over many decades and their awesome, generous gift of $2 million to Heritage Fund-The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, from Mickey Kim.
  • Jason and Delena for giving me a port in the storm Tuesday evening and Jason for taking me home, from Dot Yeaton.
  • Taylor Cruz for her hard work and dedication in making the dean’s list at IUPUC for the fall semester, from Mom, Dad, Delano, Brittany and Mamaw.
  • Dr. Elliott and the nurses and staff on 6 Tower for helping me get better when I was in the hospital for seven days, from Eric Smith.
  • the nice woman who found my wallet in the parking lot and dropped it off to me at my house.
  • Gretchen and Steve Fisher, from the Newsom’s.

Onions to…

  • people who insist on driving too fast in near whiteout conditions.
  • the employee whose singing was disrupting loyal customers.
  • whoever is responsible for not plowing 25th Street between the city limits and the junction of state roads 9 and 46.
  • city council for not being fair to other city employees.
  • rude and disrespectful middle school basketball fans with very little basketball knowledge.

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