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Orchids & Onions (February 19, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Mary Sharpe for a very nice letter about our kids in public and the rude public response.

• Pastor Bauman of St. Paul Lutheran for the amazing and inspiring sermon on Sunday.

• Steve at Noble Roman’s at West Hill for the great pizza on Friday Night, from the Hewitts.

• Alice Phillips for the Starbucks gift cards, from Connie Jines.

• Columbus North Bull Dogs Coach Rick Weinheimer on his induction into the BCSC Education Hall of Fame.

• Randy Firestone Jr. for always being a good and true friend/brother.

• The Republic and Route 912 carrier for perfect holding and delivery of Vacation Pack.

• Greg Shatto for all the help, from Diana and Dave Davidson.

• Glory Kulczycki for the beautiful doll for Gabby and the spy kit for Lincoln, from Pam Skinner.

• the Snow Force for the hard work and long hours keeping our roads safe, from Ryan Lauer.

• Lisa Goodner and Elaine for the TV donation for the residents, from Willow Crossing Activities.

• Amy Pawlus for the endless work you do to improve the lives of children and families in the community, from a grateful family.

• Carey at J.D. Byrider for making my car look  like brand new, from a proud customer.

• Victor for cleaning my driveway, from Betty Holder.

• Dave at Hope Library branch for helping me set up an email account, from Sue Robertson.

• Dr. Olson, nurses, therapy workers, family and friends for your help during my surgery and recovery, from Betty.

• Dale Clegg for getting the paper and mail daily, from Sue Ann Vandergriff and Betty Bush.

• Onions to…

• the driver who cursed me out as he whipped around my truck because traffic stopped to show respect during a funeral procession.

• industrial hog farms encircling Hartsville.

• City Council members who suggested taxpayers fund yet another layer of management to collect four rent checks from Commons tenants.

• people who go straight from a turn-only lane, causing accidents.

• those who are always looking for something to complain about.

• those who compare the civil rights movement to the gay marriage rights movement.

• the drugstore that still sells alcohol.

• the residents on opposite side of the street from mail delivery that do not help clean out around the mailboxes.

• the secretary in school system who would not help a disabled mother when the weather was bad.

• parents who complain that it is too cold for children to go to school then allow them to run all over the neighborhood in the cold.

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