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Orchids & Onions (July 10, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• ladies at the Pork Producers booth for going out of their way to get me a slice of lemon for my Diet Coke.

• our neighbors on Monterey Drive, Jill and Hailey, for helping search for our runaway dog, from Steve and Jane.

• the Dick Gaynors for the great Fourth of July party, from Don and Patsy Harris.

• INDOT and the railroad company for planning on putting an overpass over the railroad on State Road 46 West, from Joe.

• Lauren Ulrich for her first-place finishes in her horse shows, from Uncle Mikey and Aunt Becca.

• Blaine Perry for the outstanding job of showing his pig at the 4-H Fair, from Mimi and Gram.

• police department for their continued efforts in cleaning up our streets and making them safer.

• the 4-H queen and her court for helping me overcome my fear, from Hannah.

• Aaron, manager at Little Caesar’s on Central Avenue, for his kindness, from Lindsey.

• Dr. Shedd and all other personnel who took very good care of me Tuesday at CRH, from Patsy Stouffer.

• Keith and Jenny Watson for another wonderful Fourth of July party, from Jan Peters.

• Four Seasons Retirement Center for taking us to the fair on Tuesday.

• Onions to…

• those who do not dispose of their trash properly, littering our streets and roadsides with disgusting trash.

• totally inconsiderate people in a local subdivision who set off very loud fireworks.

• locals who cannot read a calendar.

• not legalizing marijuana in Columbus.

• allowing church services inside the public Commons.

• The Republic for publishing a quote by Sandra Bullock as the “Thought for the Day.”

• those who drive too fast in the small neighborhood where the school is located across from the children’s homes.

• the farmer that ruined my daughter’s outside birthday party by spreading tons of chicken manure unannounced, making the kids sick and the flies attack everyone.

• people constantly complaining about fireworks.

• companies that won’t answer their phones and expect you to wait until they call you back.

• mail carrier who does not realize that when packages are placed right in front of a door, you can’t open the door.

• auto store that had roaches crawling on the checkout counter.

• all those who don’t know what farmers grow.

• downtown office workers who jaywalk while looking at their phones.

• law enforcement for not doing anything about the known drug dealers in Columbus.

• person on bicycle who cut through the hospital parking lot and ran two stop signs.

• governor for acting like a dictator.

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