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Orchids & Onions (June 17, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Paul and Carol Ashbrook for a great Girlfriend Ride and helping support Turning Point and the fight against domestic violence, from Lisa Shafran.

• Doug Logan for a logical and historically accurate letter, from Gary Hallum.

• Harrison Lake Country Club golf, grounds and clubhouse staff for a fantastic Member-Guest Invitational, from the D-4 Nation.

• Terrance Arney and Verizon staff west of town for being so nice and for all your help, from Steph and Tony.

• Tessa and Tori for the wonderful Father’s Day gift.

• Linda Elmerick for watching me, from Addison Satterfield.

• Lt. Matt Myers for his help and kindness, from John Tinkey.

• Thelma for having an open ear and an open heart, from Nancy.

• Nathan Wager for buying our meals at Steak ’n Shake Saturday night, from Jimmy, Jordan and Kobe.

• the person removing labels from plastic bottles and cans before recycling.

• whoever is planning the new overpass over the train tracks,

• from Joe.

• Onions to…

• rude people at Walmart who shove your items forward on the conveyer belt.

• those who don’t understand how city budget and tax

• dollars work.

• people who didn’t read the June 6 newspaper that gave a list of stations that will pump gas for the disabled.

• restaurants that don’t clean under the glass table tops.

• hypocrites who cite their religious beliefs as justification for their intolerance of people different from them.

• people who treat

• those with mental illness as common criminals.

• those who think Sunday is a day for “silence.”

• diversity for taking the community spirit out of Columbus.

• The Republic carrier who delivered a paper with a torn

• front page.

• highway department for not mowing high grass in the median.

• newspaper carrier in one of the subdivisions who is never on time, does not put the paper on the porch and does not bag the paper when it rains.

• business that remembered women on Mother’s Day but did not remember men on

• Father’s Day.

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