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Orchids & Onions (June 11, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Bruce Thomason for his excellent letter to the editor.

• everyone who helped me when I fell down the steps, the wonderful folks at First Baptist, Vivek, Dr. Daugherty, nurses Meg and Jan, Teresa and all the folks who have checked to make sure I was OK, from Janet Bailey.

• the mayor for being brave enough to work within the law as it is written.

• the nice lady last Thursday who paid for my lunch, from the lady in the blue pickup truck

• Jerry Dell “Poppie” for giving me a break and much-needed wonderful breakfast while at Riley with our grandson, from Nana.

• Amy Mace and family for their setting up the successful ninth annual Abby Brinkman 5K, from Jan and Roger Brinkman.

• Kelly Zody at Lowe’s for solving my miniblind problem, from Sharon Snyder.

• The Republic for the column on retiring teachers.

• Brent Clem for being a wonderful man to donate platelets to the blood center in Columbus, from Wanda Lucas.

• shoppers who realize that they have the right to demand gun-free shopping zones.

• Jason Goover for making the honor roll, from the Deiwerts.

• Kimberly at Thrive Alliance for excellent service, from Colleen.

• Onions to…

• people who continue to complain about the trains.

• those who don’t realize that bicycle riders must follow all rules including stoplights and stop signs.

• not having a stoplight at 25th Street and Talley Road.

• the gas station east of Columbus that is almost 20 cents higher than other stations.

• the inappropriately dressed teacher at the awards program.

• the federal administration for letting drug lords and al-Qaida into the United States.

• whoever is responsible for changing the timing of the stoplight at 25th Street and Taylor Road.

• the lack of leadership displayed by the chairperson at the convention.

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