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Orchids & Onions (November 3, 2012)

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Orchids to…

Susan Dorenbusch for the wonderful outcome of my surgery and compassion for my feelings before, during and after, from Laurie Whitis.

Norah Fant and Derek Whitehead for being great physical therapists.

Aunt Marquita Tuck for always serving up amazing soup on Halloween for all of us, from the Montgomerys.

the Cummins team for hanging door-hangers to help build awareness of 211, from the United Way.

Wanda, Patty, Willa, Tommy, Sue, Robert, Roberta, John, Renee and Mark for being the best sisters and brothers, from your sister Jackie Evans.

Victoria Crouch for doing a fine job as a mother and getting your first job, from Mom.

Heather at National Car Rental for the excellent customer service, from Denise.

my neighbors for cleaning out my backyard and taking me out to eat, from a grateful neighbor.

the mother who went trick-or-treating for her sick daughter, from a nearby resident.

the person at Lowe’s who turned in the man’s wedding ring, from Mike.

George for the storm door, from Carl.

Dr. E.R. Bergeman for writing off my office call, from Marilyn Crawhorn.

Basil and Vera Brummett for the best tomatoes, from Barbara and George Raymond.

Aunt Juanita for taking care of me, from Kaden.

Harold and John at H and K Auto Service for your honesty and customer service, from Susan.

April Will Scott for the best written Letter to the Editor, from a reader.

the Columbus City Garage and the person who took my call for picking up my garbage even though my Toters were not out, from a Waycross Drive resident.

Roger McKinney for your award, from a friend.

Onions to…

people who don’t understand non-homeowners could face higher rents because of property-tax increases.

neighbors who expect dogs not to bark.

parents who sent their children out trick-or-treating on their own through the apartment complex.

the loud truck for returning to our street to wake us in the early-morning hours.

the elected officials for not warning residents about dangerous roads.

people who waste county resources on false calls.

the driver who never notified me of the ding in the door of my new car.

whoever made off with the cream ceramic bowl near Parkside.

mothers who have harmed their children.

people who want to use public money to fund private schools.

the school board for wanting to raise property taxes to educate 4-year-olds.

the corporation that endorses paying property taxes for pre-K when a large number of its employees do not pay property taxes.

the mobile home park that did not notify its residents that the water was going to be turned off.

the city of Columbus for being so noisy.

those who don’t realize a tax increase will really hurt some people.

the town that doesn’t have a system where residents can pay their utility bills online.

those who are still blaming Bush for our problems instead of the man who has been president for four years.

school administrators who think people will believe a school’s report card can go from an F to A in one year.

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