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Orchids & Onions (October 31, 2012)

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•    Paul and Lisa McHone and Ann Maple for a wonderful time at the Fall Gathering for the First United Methodist Church congregation at their home, from Tom and Amy Kutch.

•    Dr. Roese for his selfless devotion to his patients day after day, from Marcia Linn.

•    the drive-thru worker at the westside Arby's for her cheery disposition and making my drive-thru experience a great one, from a happy customer.

•    Tom and Marilyn Harold for taking their nephews and nieces to Huber's Farm, from the family.

•    Dawn Horn for the beautiful singing at the Old Union Church.

•    everyone and our daughters for making our 60th anniversary wonderful, Ann and Don Moore.

•    Tina and Harold for the kindness and caring ways, and taking care of me, from Geneva Mullikin.

•    Whipker's Farm Market for its kindness and generosity, from STLS.

•    Judee for the good food, from Hazel Lee.

•    those who sent me birthday wishes, from John Tinkey.

•    Janet at Parkside who helped me, from the lady in the laundry room.

•    Dr. Vermillion and staff for their caring and kindness to Sugar, from Bill Cox.

•    Madison Holmes for making the honor roll, from Daddy.

•    the coaches and boys of the Columbus North soccer team for their win and kindness, from their bus driver.

•    Pastor Dan Cash for your excellent sermon, from a congregant.

•    Mary Louise for helping me at the grocery store, from a customer.

•    Natalie Wilson at Animal Control for providing us with cage when needed, the Wilkersons.

•    Ali Horn for Silver Honor Roll, from Grandma and your family.

•    Anna Miller for Silver Honor Roll, from Grandma and your family.

•    Dr. Gausmann for the mouth guards, from a Columbus Christian School parent.

•    Daily's Market for donating pumpkins for the children's Halloween party, Eagles Lodge 741.

•    Onions to

•    parents who punish children for bed wetting or potty-training accidents.

•    lady working at bank drive-thru that is always extremely rude to members.

•    Columbus gas stations for gas prices that are 35 cents higher than those in the city to our south.

•    the local health insurance company that will not pay for my name-brand prescriptions anymore.

•    mothers who have become serial brides.

•    heavy-drinking, cheating parents who offer their children no stability in life.

•    people who pick on others' shortcomings.

•    mothers who do not keep their leaves cleaned up.

•    The Republic for not putting national news on the front page.

•    The Republic for not running the Sharon Randall column for the last several weeks.

•    people who don't understand non-homeowners could face higher rent because of property tax increases.

•    the bank that wanted to charge me for cashing a check written by one of its customers, because I didn't have an account there even though I provided ID.

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