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Orchids & Onions (May 21, 2014)


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Orchids to…

  • Ben Wagner for his tireless work, absolute class in the face of this mess and consistent positive attitude.
  • Ben Wagner for always being a stand-up guy and taking the high road.
  • the medical team in the emergency room at Columbus Regional Hospital for its great care, compassion and professionalism during my visit Monday, from Joe Gill.
  • the lady in pink who helped me load dirt on my cart at Menard’s and the employee who took them to my van, from Sandy.
  • Elizabeth Neilander for taking me to see my mother at Four Seasons and treating me to Steak ’N Shake, from Rebecca Fenske.
  • Bill and Barbara Carr for their kindness, from John Tinkey.
  • all first responders who help save lives, mine included, from Curtis Huff.
  • George Delay for all you do for me, from Donna.
  • Teresa and Karen in the Central Middle School cafeteria for the wonderful cookies for Academic Honors Night, from Susanne and Wendy.
  • Dr. McDermott for being such a wonderful, understanding man and helping me complete my treatment with braces, from Kristin Camp.
  • Rest Haven Cemetery for a fast cleanup, getting it ready for Memorial Day flowers.
  • the kind lady and her daughter who found our neighbor’s dog and took her home for safe keeping until the owner could be contacted.

Onions to…

  • the gas station that offers 10 cents off a gallon with car wash purchase, only to find out the wash and purchase was unavailable after filling up.
  • those who believe the only cancer that deserves to be recognized is breast cancer.
  • gas stations for raising prices just before the holiday weekend.
  • people who think they are better than others.
  • city council.
  • the person in the store complaining about the cost of the newspaper for being wrong.
  • the person who placed a large order at a fast-food drive up window, resulting in a wait of 30 minutes for others in the line.
  • the school that has students attending until June 5 when grades are due May 30.
  • the business that lets it employees steal from the security guards.
  • those who think JV sports are not important.
  • whoever stole the flower pot and hanger off a tree at my mother-in-law’s grave.
  • law enforcement for not doing anything about the drug epidemic in Columbus.
  • city officials who are afraid to ask another official to resign.
  • the political leader for not reinstating Ben Wagner as parks and rec director.
  • the city official for causing me to reconsider my donations to the parks system due to city mismanagement.
  • those who complained about having to wait for the free dental service Saturday.

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