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Orchids & Onions (June 18, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Carl at Chuck E. Cheese’s for going above and beyond in giving my grandson the best birthday he has ever had, from Karen and Roger Smith.

• the “Call a Bus” driver and the lady at the doctor’s office for helping me up from my fall last Tuesday, from Mike Hudson.

• Harry McCawley for the refreshingly welcome recent article on prospective, well-qualified mayoral candidates in the next election who will provide a real, much-needed hope for the future, from Stephen Coons.

• Ryan Spartz for passing

• your National Registry exams

• and becoming a registered respiratory therapist.

• everyone who came to Sonya’s Dance Zone recital and donated money to my two favorite childhood cancer organizations, Peyton’s Angels and Tatum’s Bags of Fun, from Cierra McCauley.

• Jimmy Bennett at Classic Auto Body Works for the invaluable assistance in repairing my air conditioner part, from Stuart.

• Tom Furnish for thoughtfully mowing the grassy lanes near the community gardens, making it much easier for us to navigate, from Brad Gonsalves.

• Tyler Mann for making

• honor roll, from Grandma and Grandpa Gerbig.

• the very nice young

• cashier at Wischmeier’s Nursery

• for loading my mulch, from a grateful customer.

• Fisher’s Flower Basket, Larry and Ann, for the beautiful bouquet of roses, from Ginny Scheller.

• Onions to…

• the driver of the white Chevy truck who blew through a stop sign right in front of me at county roads 100S and 525E, causing me to slam on brakes to keep from being hit in the driver’s door.

• people who ride ATVs on roads and shoot fireworks late at night.

• the tan Jeep Cherokee weaving in and out of traffic because they were texting.

• city employees who sleep on the job.

• not cleaning up the storm-damaged pine trees west of the water tower on State Road 46.

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