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Orchids & Onions (July 4, 2014)

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Orchids to…

  • The Republic for being so welcoming and kind to me, from Maryka Teltoe.
  • Josie, Hudson and Slader Elwood for all the toys you donated, from all the children you helped.
  • Sandy and Dave Watts for organizing the neighborhood party at their house every year, from Eshhan, Sandeep and Kashmira.
  • Columbus Police Department officers for always taking the time to say hello and talk to my 3-year-old grandson.
  • Nancy at the westside Walmart for helping me activate my Straight Talk phone, from Sue.
  • Henry Wischmeier for organizing the fundraiser at the 4-H Fair, from Dennis and Paulette Wessel.
  • The Republic for good stories in the paper about the fair and 4-H Fair booklet, from Martha Gordon.
  • Out on a Limb Tree Service for removing our tree, trimming our trees and leaving our lawn immaculate, from Jere and Sharon Adams.
  • Elaine D. and Bonnie A. for their kindness and caring, from Carolyn P.
  • Amanda at Garland Brook for her patience, kindness and hospitality, from Rachel Wade.

Onions to…

  • not putting my son’s birthday in the paper.
  • the person in the silver car that left three tiny kittens in a closed tub on the steps of the library early Thursday morning.
  • drivers of pickup trucks and vans who think nothing of blocking homeowners’ access to their property bordering public alleys.
  • those who won’t take their trash can in even when it overflows.
  • the driver of the silver SUV who ran the red light at 17th and Central on Wednesday and to myself who ran it right before that.
  • buildings on the architectural tour with unkempt landscaping.
  • City Council for deciding to keep the TIF money.
  • fireworks not being shown on the July 4 holiday.
  • those who ignore handicapped-only parking signs and law enforcement for doing nothing about it.

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