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Orchids & Onions (July 19, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• the writer of the wonderful letter the other day, “Some children can be unattended in vehicles.”

• George Delay for cutting and removing my dead tree, from Donna.

• Columbus Municipal Airport, Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum and the airport fire department for providing an awesome field trip experience for the children at Kidz First.

• Grandma Patsy for all you do for your own grandson and for other kids who need a “Grandma Patsy” in their lives, from Lisa.

• The Republic for the new e-edition that makes it much easier to read the newspaper.

• Greg Dinkins for the to-the-point letter regarding Indiana’s gay marriage legality, from someone who agrees wholeheartedly.

• Cynthia Workman for writing about the facts of Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit regarding the Affordable Care Act so that it makes more sense than the media has given it.

• the lady at the Indiana Blood Center who took the time to explain what each step in giving blood meant and that I was a rare donor, from Caroline Hedrick.

• the John Lane and Cindy Mason family for the quality merchandise for our store.

• Mrs. Myers for paying the 20 percent down on my Hallmark ornaments when I was low on money, from Jeffery Stewig.

• all bike riders for surviving near misses with cars and not creating exhaust fumes. Ride on!

Onions to…

• the tax spender who thinks chip-and-seal is an adequate means of road repair on state highways.

• The Republic for dumping its Kindle customers without warning.

• unsophisticated people who think art isn’t art unless it involves a Budweiser can.

• drivers who get pulled over but don’t get off major streets and highways out of the way of traffic.

• the speeding law enforcement officer who almost hit an oncoming car on Lowell Road.

• The Republic for not printing an Onion that was called in repeatedly.

• doctors who won’t do anything for a patient having serious problems because the doctor who did the initial surgery has died.

• the neighbor on Caldwell Place whose back yard is an overgrown jungle.

• workers who use string trimmers at mobile home parks and make holes in underpinning big enough for cats to crawl in and out.

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