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Orchids & Onions (July 20, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• all the private donations and fundraising efforts of the many dedicated people making it possible for Bartholomew County Humane Society to get a new shelter.

• the ladies from First Presbyterian Church for the ice cream, cookies, and goody bags and for playing with us, from the Ninth Street Park Program kids and parents.

• Julia Federle for the spot-on letter regarding the lack of parking spots for our amazing public library, from one who agrees something must be done.

• Darold and Rita Bass for being the best Papa and Grammy any kids could ever have, from Cooper and Caitlyn Koons.

• Mason Naylor for winning your division in the baby contest from, Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Mike.

• Janice Montgomery for taking me to Four Seasons to visit my mother, from Rebecca Fenske.

• Mom Lee for the best meatloaf,

• from Valerie.

• Joe Miller at Acra Automotive Group for all the years of selling me cars, from

• Denny Allen.

• Jason Hatton at Bartholomew County Public Library for the article in Saturday’s paper, from John Tinkey.

• my family, friends and pastors for being there when my only brother was critically ill and needed his family,

• from Betty.

• the benefactors of Columbus who chose the beautiful eels over unidentifiable chunks of metal.

• Onions to…

• the large lady who jumped in line ahead of six customers waiting to order Friday at Dairy Queen.

• the new layout of the online Republic for not letting people pick what section they want to start with, forcing them to go through all 40 pages of the paper.

• the gravel on State Road 46 East.

• people who choose money and material things over taking care of their ill parents.

• people who take pleasure in destroying public and private property.

• anyone who would pay $5,000 each for benches that sit outside at night and not expect them to be damaged.

• longtime friends who smart-off to you and accuse you of things you didn’t do.

• pseudo-sophisticated people who think art isn’t art unless you can’t recognize what it is supposed to represent.

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