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Orchids & Onions (April 15, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Tammy, Tonda and Wally at Esquire Hair Design on 17th Street for excellent customer service and consistently good haircuts, from Paul and Melinda Johnson.

• Joshua Gray for making the honor roll at Columbus Signature Academy, from all the family.

• Eshaan Mehta for receiving gold honor roll at Parkside Elementary school, from Kashmira and Sandeep Mehta.

• the Humane Society and the Sheriff’s Department for bringing Sissy and Rudy home, from Joan Hall.

• State Sen. Greg Walker for his kindness, from John Tinkey.

• Eric Grayson for the inspired and thoughtful letter about the Crump Theatre, from someone who agrees wholeheartedly.

• Hannah Fay Weddle for making the honor roll, from Mom and Pop Weddle.

• Levi Fisher for helping Robert Roberts when his vehicle was broken down at Lowe’s, from the Roberts family.

• Jake Baker for making the honor roll at CSA Lincoln.

• Brown County veterinarian Dr. Brewster for the excellent care of Bentley, from Norma Gentry.

• Dr. Michael Young for taking time to listen to me, from Evelyn F.

• Joe Pools LLC for getting our hot tub up and running in a timely fashion, from Rick and Sue Berburg

• Onions to…

• people who litter.

• the rude nursery worker.

• Columbus for promoting the same tired leadership rather than providing opportunity to the great talents of other generations chomping at the bit to get involved.

• drivers who don’t realize you must come to a full stop before turning on a red light.

• the person or persons who beat the stray cat and left it on my porch.

• The Republic for referring Sunday to the uniform of Navy veteran Raymond Minor as “garb,” which is disrespectful.

• all the political signs trashing the look of our beautiful city.

• the person who kept looking at his phone during the Park Board meeting.

• the fast-food restaurant with only one cashier taking orders on a busy Sunday morning.

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