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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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