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Orchids & Onions (July 22, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• the blue tractor for mowing the roadside west of town.

• Knitter’s Nook for an amazing weekend with a

• great designer.

• Chipotle, Noodles & Company and Chicago’s Pizza for the wonderful lunches, and Tropical Smoothie, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Penn Station for your generosity, from Columbus East Cheer.

• the Beauty Room for excellent service, from John Tinkey.

• the people who set off the fabulous fireworks last week at the the corner of 13th and Michigan streets, from Diane.

• Mark Brooks for renewing our wedding vows, from Randy and Amy.

• Larry Fisher for making my day, the flowers are still beautiful, from Sue.

• the American Legion for taking care of me when I was injured on Saturday, from

• Sue Endicott.

• Doctor Michael Young.

• Joe Pool for a wonderful job on our new liner, from the Dailys.

• Onions to…

• the local pet store for very poor customer service when handling my adoption.

• The Republic for putting trivial news about gay marriages on the front page, when a monstrous traffic tie-up on Interstate 65 goes unreported.

• not mowing the Lowell Bridge fishing site.

• the HVAC company for taking advantage of people, from an upset customer.

• the next door neighbor who tells an elderly lady not to mow her yard because they planted seeds, but yet they do not mow it either.

• The Republic for ignoring what is important going on in our country and the world on the front page of the newspaper, to push their own liberal agenda.

• the person who put the cardboard in the recycle bin at Kroger that is for glass, plastic and cans only.

• local authorities and The Republic for not reporting on the five burglaries and break-ins between Roads 100S and 300E

• last week.

• those who compare interracial marriage to gay marriage when they are not

• the same.

• those who complain about the cost of benches instead of the lack of respect to property.

• those who are spending

• $1.5 million on homeless dogs and cats when we have homeless wounded veterans who need help.

• those who bury their pets in the old county landfill east

• of Columbus.

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