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Orchids & Onions (May 23, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Pam Mobley for the lovely bouquet of flowers, from Mary Fenske.

• Kim and Harrison College for collecting and donating diapers for Sans Souci.

• Jim Hartsook for the excellent letter.

• the police officer that followed me home from ER to check the security of my home, from a neighbor.

• the St. Peter’s drama club for their amazing performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from a grateful audience member.

• Richard McCoy for the fantastic presentations about the historic preservation challenges facing Columbus.

• Denny and crew at Ronnie’s Body Shop for the excellent service on Maggie the car.

• the Northside band director, band and all involved in putting on the wonderful performance Tuesday night.

• The Republic for the article about the trains and West State Road 46.

• Kevin Froedge at Appliance Mart for fixing my washing machine after the 30-day warranty was up, from Sheila Bostick.

• Tom Crawford and staff at Veterans Service Office for having the answers and solving a 46-year-old problem, from a grateful veteran.

• the man who helped mama duck and ducklings at the gas station on State Road 46 last Sunday.

• Onions to…

• the motorcycle riders that think Deaver Road is a racetrack.

• the city officials for lack of judgment and compassion and for substandard leadership.

• whoever has broken into my storage shed numerous times.

• The Republic carriers for opening bundles of papers and leaving the trash on owners’ property.

• the restaurant that allowed live music that disturbed everyone in the restaurant.

• the city council.

• physical therapists who cross boundaries with patients and family members.

• employees who are a cancer in the workplace.

• the city for not fixing the flooding problem on Central north of Rocky Ford that has been flooding for years.

• the proposed increase of heavy railroad traffic cutting the city park and across the river causing noise pollution and disturbing wildlife.

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