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Orchids & Onions (June 19, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Charles at Columbus Optical for fixing my glasses for free last Thursday.

• Andy Mann and Shannon Ferrill of Edward Jones for expeditiously assisting me with the completion of paperwork regarding the sale of stock and my father’s estate, from Jim.

• Nate Riley for graduating with an academic award, from Grandma and Grandpa Gerbig.

• those who paid the special tribute to John Kessler in Tuesday’s paper, and to his wife Nancy, who supported all that John was involved in, from Janie.

• Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. and all my co-workers for my wonderful retirement party, from Patty Dunbar.

• Betty Poynter for always being so kind and going out of her way for me at the beauty shop, from Marsha Pedigo.

• Benny Marthaler for working tirelessly weed-eating at Garland Brook Cemetery every day, from your sisters.

• Charles Doup for his great letter to the editor.

• Jerry Horn, from someone who agrees with his great letter to the editor.

• Onions to…

• whoever threw the dirty diaper in my yard on Pennsylvania Street in Elizabethtown on Saturday.

• the complex that doesn’t have its pool open yet.

• the grocery store that

• allows the same man to ask people for money in the parking lot every week.

• the man who truly misbehaved Sunday at a

• local club.

• the woman who sat through a long train and a funeral procession north of Columbus on Tuesday then didn’t go when the light finally turned green.

• the person who stole the only blankets I had from the laundromat June 12.

• the woman who continuously calls 911 regarding her husband.

• checkout clerks who make customers in line wait far too long while they look up prices in advertisements for other stores.

• firefighters who dress inappropriately at the fire station.

• people who complained about me taking down a fence when they have never paid a penny for maintenance or repair.

• the man in the green Honda who tossed a taco out of his car, hitting my windshield and causing me to almost run over a cat.

• the “helicopter parents” who walk their college-age daughter to the city bus every morning.

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