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Orchids & Onions (November 1, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Jim and Sue Coyle for all the kind things you have done for our mother, Veola, from the Jessees.

• Sandy Hammons and all the the retirees from ATT for a great time Sunday, and also cute little “Honey Boo Boo,” from Shirley.

• the kind lady in line behind me at Bob Evans who paid our bill when the credit card machine quit working and I had no cash on me, from a grateful mom.

• Ron and Jody Shadley at Faithful Friends for their caring, compassion and help, from the Galligar family.

• Grandma Adkins and Cousin Bonnie for taking care of me while my mommy was in Gatlinburg, from Sadler.

• Savannah Green for making Silver Honor Roll and the basketball team, from Mom.

• Theresa at Menards for helping me so much with all my new bathroom purchases, from a satisfied customer.

• Hailey Parker for making the Silver Honor Roll, from Mom, Dad, Abby, Ross Jr., Grandma and Grandpa.

• the John Freed family who came immediately and took down our tree, from the Shermans.

• Noble Southern for the help when I had a flat tire, and the loan of a spare, from Greg Kendall.

• AmeriCorps for such an awesome team and a great start to a new year, from Donna and Anne.

• Ian McGriff for helping me out with my science experiment, from Savannah.

• Denny Kubal for the comments on Mourdock, from a voter.

• Damiana Bailey for the silver honor roll, from Nummers Clark.

• David and Jacob Brockman for all your help with the yard, from Raymond and Velma Rooks.

• Cassandra at Walmart for finding an item in the stockroom for me, from a customer.

Onions to…

• school employee for sending a political post card.

• nurses who prey on patients and take their possessions.

• the gasoline stations in Columbus for charging 40 cents more for gas than in Seymour.

• those who place campaign signs in yards.

• two ladies for talking through an exercise class.

• the inflated egos for telling me how to vote.

• The Republic for displaying the Columbus North soccer stories on the front page and the front of the sports section.

• people who are jealous of others’ situations.

• people who point out others’ faults when they are flawed themselves.

• people who are outside polling locations trying to sway the vote.

• people who don’t speak up about how dangerous State Road 7 is to Madison.

• those who are proposing a tax increase during tough economic times for a public prepaid program when Columbus has great private preschools with scholarships available.

• politicians who have drawn taxpayer money for years.

• two rude workers in the county clerk’s office who kept interrupting me as I asked my question.

• the young female in a drive-thru line who would not move.v

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