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Orchids & Onions (May 20, 2014)

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Orchids to…

  • the lady who bought my breakfast early Monday morning at the McDonald’s drive-up service on National Road.
  • my neighbor for mowing my lawn Sunday, from Beverly Robb.
  • Dorel Juvenile and employees for putting on a great first annual State Street car show Saturday, from a very satisfied registered participant.
  • Kush Stevens for coming to the Literacy Fair and the State Street car show Saturday, from all your friends.
  • the women of vision from the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church for the wonderful job on the ladies tea Sunday, from Reba McGaha and Cerrie Butler.
  • Tonda Ballard, Patsy Hensley, Megan Ballard, Cindy Burton, Sharon Downs and Cristin Henderson for being with me during my surgery, from Dawna Cadena Rodriguez.

Onions to…

  • staffing companies that don’t pay enough and take a cut of someone’s paycheck.
  • people who text and drive.
  • those who worry too much about other people’s grass clippings.
  • those who want to save The Crump and waste money on another study.
  • the ridiculous timing of traffic lights between Seventh and Eighth Streets and Central Avenue.
  • the downtown business that does not know the meaning of customer service.
  • those in housing additions that allow their kids to play in the street.
  • the burned-out drug house that is depreciating neighbors’ property values.
  • doctors who peddle supplements out of their offices in violation of AMA suggestions.
  • the city official who is  destroying the Parks and Recreation Department while ignoring the illegal drug epidemic threatening our youth.

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