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Orchids & Onions (July 1, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Grandma Michele and Grandma and Grandpa Fields for buying my ticket to Kentucky Speedway race for my birthday, from Mikael Brooks.

• Lorraine Smith for decades of service with the Human Rights Commission and tireless work making ours a welcoming community, from Mickey Kim.

• Steve Foley for being a

• great friend.

• Emma Alexander for being our 2014 Bartholomew County Fair Queen, from your Columbus East High Sschool cheer sisters.

• Aunt Ruby Scott for your support, from Connie.

• Pam Moore for her letter supporting those of us who have endured years of working without air conditioning, from Mark Fields.

• Crystal and Travis and kids from Memorial Baptist Church for painting two rooms in my house, from Betty Burton.

• Long John Silver’s for giving away fish and fries, from a Columbus resident.

• Dr. Richard Newton II and staff for taking care of my dental emergency, from Sharon Kelley.

• the honest drive-thru clerk at Captain D’s on Saturday afternoon.

• the men from the fire department who freed the two women who were stuck in the stalled elevator.

• Ron and Chris for delivering my new patio furniture Sunday afternoon, from Mary.

• Lindsay Asher for doing the bulletin every Sunday for Dove Ministries Church.

• all the wonderful people that helped at the fire; and Amanda, firefighters, police officers for your support and concern, from Beverly Hudson.

• Onions to…

• people who think all postal employees are spoiled with

• air conditioning.

• for printing the lopsided, skewed and untruthful article about The Commons.

• those responsible for replacing culverts but not finishing them off with blacktop, making them as bad as potholes.

• the person who stole the hanging basket from the porch on Central Avenue.

• the judge who allowed same-sex marriage and those who participate and support such abominations.

• customers who think that the samples on carts or tables are all you can eat or drink when nobody is looking.

• those who think gay marriage should be legal and those who perform the ceremony.

• using up too much space in the paper on same-sex marriages.

• for allowing same-sex marriages in our county.

• not having a speed limit for motorcycles on 17th Street between National Road and Gladstone Avenue.

• the newspaper for publishing photos of same-sex marriages.

• politicians all over the state who are on the take for money and more money.

• the cable company for

• not offering the WWE channel

• just because they don’t have

• a computer.

• the governor and his

• party who spit upon the citizens

• of Indiana.

• the driver of the blue-gray van that ran the red light on Central on Saturday morning and then cut in and out of traffic.

• whoever turned over

• my flower urns and cement

• flower basket Friday night on Smith Street.

• the mail carrier in trailer court that left my bank statement mail in a vacant box for 10 months.

• having 30 mph speed limits in housing additions.

• those who criticize elected officials for serving God before serving the people.

• the company who says they are going to a third shift and never put you on third shift.

• the four boys who beat on a window at a residence that is for the elderly and handicapped at 3:30 a.m. and their parents for not teaching them better.

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