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Orchids & Onions (August 26, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• the kind benefactor for the bag of fresh green beans and tomatoes left on my front porch more than a week ago, from Maxine Wheeler.

• Grandma Adkins for letting me stay with her while my mom and dad went to visit my brother in Evansville, from Sadler.

• the wonderful people at 211 Bartholomew County for volunteering their time to organize surveys, from VAC.

• all the ladies on the seventh floor at Columbus Regional Hospital  for being so good to me, from Evelyn Fetter.

• Stacey Mann for the great tomatoes, from Mom Gerbig.

• Troy Love for his superhuman efforts to turn chaos into order at “Duck Dynasty,” from the Jaspers.

• Trevor at Clean Works for being so helpful and doing a great job cleaning my carpet, from

• Joy Jacobs.

• Bob Aldridge and Terry for all the delicious tomatoes, from Loretta Pruitt.

• Emily at the library for giving me the plastic bag and helping me out.

• Duke Energy for working through the night to restore electricity to the Northgate Addition.

• Anita Watkins for her help, from a grateful person.

• the Third Street Dairy Queen night-shift employees who went above and beyond to correct my order, from Joan Oliver.

• Helen Wagner at the IRS office for her professional appearance, demeanor and help with my IRS problems.

• Onions to…

• those who suggest we need to keep senior citizens healthy just so they can continue to pay taxes.

• those who carry in, but can’t carry out their own trash and throw it away at the “Duck Dynasty” event or any event.

• the media that feels

• sports need to take precedence over and impose on non-

• sports-minded folks.

• employees who think regular office hours do not apply to them.

• the rude cellphone company.

• those who criticize ministers for not dressing appropriately.

• the person who condemned another for

• not having the strength to overcome depression.

• those who steal tip jars from restaurants on State Road 46.

• those who send orchids

• to themselves.

• the greedy utility board.

• the person in a local subdivision with a truck with flat tires and no license plate parked on the street.

• the newspaper carrier who ruined another one of my plants this morning.

• those who are upset about hurting hawks in town after one tried to kill a little dog.

• city officials who are only interested in what they want.

• The Republic for not advertising the “Duck Dynasty” community day big enough for people to see.

• the local event for being

• so unorganized.

• the city officials for micromanaging not-for-profits in our town.

• the driver of the black

• Blazer who would not park and blocked traffic at a local grocery store Sunday.

• The Republic for no information about Columbus North’s freshman football

• team win.

• the person who will not pay for her children’s lunches at school.

• the county gravel truck

• for using my lawn to back up in after dumping gravel on County Road 50N.

• the company that sold tickets for which there were

• no seats.

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