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Orchids & Onions (May 22, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Jeff Metz and C4 Students for making our Academic Honors Night brochures at the last minute, from Central Middle School, Susanne and Wendy.

• all the volunteers for your help placing flags for Memorial Day, from the staff at Garland Brook Cemetery.

• Gordon and Barbara Schnadinger for helping us out with the finishing touches for Jacob’s graduation, from Steve and Jenny Kessler and children.

• Jim Hartsook for hitting the bull’s-eye with his insightful letter to the editor.

• Isaiah Johns for helping us out with plumbing issues for a single mom, from Community Downtown.

• the mowing crew at Garland Brook Cemetery, Amanda, Conner and Cindy, who found my dog in the cemetery Monday and called me to come and get him.

• Mickey Kim for his article in Sunday’s paper.

• Bob and Janet Baldwin for bringing us lunch on Monday, from Roger and Lorene.

• nice lady at Kohl’s who found the money that fell out of my pocket Saturday afternoon and returned it to me.

• all the performers at Dance by Design for their performance, from a grateful grandmother.

• the gentleman who paid for our lunches at Cornett’s Corner Cafe, especially the strawberry pie, from the grandmothers.

• Mayor Brown for all that you do.

• the band and singers at World of Pentecost for great singing and playing even with the absence of some members.

• Karen and Jarod at Target for their invaluable help with a wedding gift registry.

• Donna, CNA on 5 Tower at Columbus Regional Hospital, for the great care and going out of her way to help me, from Miss Richie.

• Rudy at City Garage for going the extra mile emptying our trash Toters when our street was blocked, from Roseberry’s.

• Onions to…

• the driver of the white minivan who went straight from a clearly marked left-turn-only lane almost causing an accident.

• the person who stole the deer target from my field on Deaver Road.

• temporary job services that treat their employees poorly.

• city council for wanting to wear the mayor’s hat as well.

• whoever took the stopper out of my rowboat and stole one of the anchors.

• driver of the gray pickup with black shell who ran the four-way stop sign at Carr Hill and Terrace Lake, the stop at Goeller and Fire Station 5 and the stop sign at State Road 46.

• those who use Facebook to start drama and those who participate.

• city officials who need to resign rather than employees who resigned.

• the person last Friday that pulled out of the parking lot onto Hawcreek Boulevard right in front of me almost causing an accident.

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