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    Orchids to…

    • my Richards Elementary family for delivering the flowers to my home and your thoughtfulness during my recovery, from Cathy Brummett.
    • Jennifer Galloway of J.C. Penney for the assistance during my shopping trip, from Diana.
    • Dr. Michael Young for being the most caring and compassionate doctor to your patients, from Lori Birge.
    • Columbus Human Rights Commission and staff for yet another amazing annual dinner and for fostering a welcoming community.
    • Bob Anderson of Stillframes Photography for service that is over and above, from Susie Gregory.
    • Dr. George Albers for his truthful letter and wake-up call.
    • Tom Harmon for the well-deserved William R. Laws award, from Mickey Kim.
    • Becca Carpenter for doing such a great job planning our Volunteer Appreciation event, from United Way 2-1-1.
    • Brandon Richards for being so thoughtful and bringing dinner to me, from Joy Jacobs.
    • Deanna and Brent Herron for coming and picking up Mom when she fell, from Donna Cowin.
    • the person who picked my jacket up in the parking garage in Shelbyville and hung it on the window of the car.
    • Jim and Jo Lucas for their generous hospitality from the Larsons.
    • the wonderful care given by staff at Silver Oaks, from Chap and Maryann.
    • Deb for the great job calling bingo while Diane was in the hospital, from the bingo players.
    • Dr. Doug Wilson and Bob DeWeese for their great letters to the editor, from Sheila Deiwert.
    • J.R. at Dairy Queen, Joyce and Doug at Big Lots and Alek and Kathy at Hobby Lobby for helping me with my church project, from Linda Williamson.

    Onions to…

    • bicyclists who do not observe the driving rules of the road.
    • the company where management has allowed their supervisors to do what they please to the employees.
    • The Republic for printing the morally repugnant letter regarding health care.
    • the driver of the Dodge pickup who was speeding and driving recklessly down Washington Street on Thursday afternoon.
    • the rude people who throw their fast-food trash on city streets and sidewalks.
    • the person who threw out fast-food trash and a wine bottle on Wedgewood Drive.
    • entities promoting acceptance of deviate behavior via the guise of diversity.
    • owners of abandoned shacks on the west bank of the Driftwood River and the fouled-up traffic lights at Central and U.S. 31.
    • the cable company that disables fast forward for on-demand TV programming so you are forced to watch commercials.
    • people who think they know what’s a “God-given” right and what’s not.

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