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Orchids & Onions (April 18, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Mayor Brown for her commitment to making the Crump a “first-rate performing art facility” in her State of the City address.

• the gentleman in the black SUV for paying for my coffee at the Starbucks on National Road on Wednesday morning, from Sandy.

• the Mock family for their kindness, from a friend.

• Bruce of Bay Corp. for taking care of more than just our yard, but our family as well, from the Rodriguez family on Timbercrest.

• John W. Jr. and Debbie Matthews for dedicating his organ recital at Grace Lutheran to worship God and sharing three of their commissioned compositions designed to expand Lutheran hymn tune-based instrumental and choral compositions.

• Nyra Miller and The Knitters Nook for wonderful customer service, from a happy customer.

• Terry Whittaker for his excellent letter pointing out that the Arts District has a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging local talent, from Sherry Stark.

• Columbus Regional Hospital emergency room staff for the excellent care and compassion I received, from Bill Mahoney.

• fantastic Parkside PTO for the staff appreciation luncheon.

• Debbie Greene at Richards Elementary for always being helpful and thoughtful, from Betsy Larson.

• Mark Lazell and Angie Penrose for the great trip to Nashville, Tenn., from Randy and Tammie Pool.

• McKayla Merino for making the gold honor roll again, from all the family.

• Onions to…

• political candidates that send fundraising and support letters only addressed to the male in the household.

• people who stand and watch others try to get a handicapped person through a door.

• people who make fun of others singing in church.

• people who discuss private patient hospital information in violation of the HIPAA Act.

• no banners on the poles on Washington Street and still having Christmas trees up on the corners.

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