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Orchids & Onions (February 14, 2014)

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Snow Removal Orchids to…

• the Kalenbacks.

• Orchids to…

• Charline Dixon for being such a wonderful mother to me, from Sharon Phillips.

• the City Street Department for working so hard to clear our residential streets, that I realized after a visit to Columbus, Ohio, from a grateful citizen.

• Russell Bruner and his four-wheel-drive drive truck for pulling my car out when I was stuck in my driveway last week, from the lady in white car.

• Missy Fleetwood and Neile McQueen for taking care of us this season between games and practices and the Subway meals, from Northside Girls Basketball team.

• Greg Erdman at Renner Motors for being an honest salesman, from a very happy customer.

• Becky Lawson for going above and beyond in helping her students.

• our firefighters for taking time to dance with our most precious people — our moms, grandmas, aunts and sisters, from Linda Hall.

• the great guys in the Road King truck who pushed our van out on 10th Street on Thursday, from the family in the van.

• Thomas Rawlinson for all you do, from your wife.

• Onions to…

• the bait and switch of going from one roundabout to two.

• the thief who stole a case of Girl Scout cookies from a hardworking little girl at Walmart on Sunday.

• those who don’t realize that price gouging is investigated only during a declared energy emergency and happens only when a gas station has a price that is significantly higher than a neighboring gas station.

• the pharmacy that gave the wrong prescription, refused to admit the mistake, and subsequently a child is sick again.

• the absurd notion that our mayor is comparable to the despots of world history.

• landlords who charge big money for rent when interest rates are the lowest they have ever been.

• classless people who believe they have the right to bully a referee.

• businesses that plow their own driveways and block the sidewalks for pedestrians.

• those who insist on messing with our time by wanting Central time instead of leaving it alone.

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