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    Orchids to…

    • everyone who helped with the hog roast at the Azalia Friends Church.

    • Audra at CrossFit Retaliation for all the hard work you put in at the gym, and awesome coaching, from a beast in the making.

    • Teresa Woods for your understanding and kindness when a student boarded the wrong bus after school Tuesday, from Debbie Greene.

    • Bob Snively for his excellent rebuttal letter concerning the NRA, from Bill Lazzell.

    • Marlene Clark at Heritage Heights for all the sweet corn, from the Heritage Heights office.

    • the nice attendant at Kroger on Saturday who helped me at the gas pump, from a former Swifty customer.

    • Gina at Columbus Diagnostic Imaging for the extra steps necessary so that I could have my MRI in a timely manner, from Mildred Piercefield.

    • Tim and Laura for a wonderful dinner, from Sixth Street Baptist Church congregation.

    • the two angels who brought me a bouquet of roses at Four Seasons when I was not feeling well, from Mary.

    • Dan Morris for mowing my grass, from Richard.

    • Herman Johnson for being a great friend and American, from Larry Kleinhenz.

    • Ashley at Sam’s Club bakery for great customer service last Wednesday, from Patsy.

    • Debra Greene for the tomatoes, from Mom and Tom.

    • Onions to…

    • people who blatantly lie on their résumé to get a job.

    • the trailer court that leaves broken limbs and brush in vacant lots.

    • co-workers who never stop coughing and hacking.

    • whoever tried to steal the air conditioner from the Sixth Street Baptist Church annex.

    • security that only pays minimum wage.

    • law enforcement that does not patrol Long Road.

    • the person who piles up cut grass, causing bees and other insects to pose a threat to others.

    • the driver of the tan car that passed me in the fog on State

    • Road 11 on Wednesday morning.

    • the driver of the car with the canine vanity plates that took up two parking spaces at the farmers market downtown last Saturday.

    • the cheerleading coach for showing favoritism.

    • the school with no working air conditioner in the cafeteria.

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