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Orchids & Onions (November 24, 2012)

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 Orchids to

•    the Knights of Columbus for delivering the tables and allowing us to use them for the feast, from St. Bartholomew students and staff.

•    Deanna Wenzler, Jim Porter and Milly Harden for your creative leadership with Richards Elementary School Student Council over the years, from the W.D. Richards staff.

•    Chelsey Stillabower at Country Paws Grooming for taking such good care of our rescued dog on Saturday, from the Cox family.

•    the lady in front of me at the drive-thru at the downtown McDonald's for paying for my meal.

•    Cynthia Workman for the great Letter to the Editor.

•    all veterans who have risked and lost so much for us.

•    Columbus Call-A-Bus service for the great transportation service.

•    Claire for keeping the streets of Columbus safe.

•    Johnny on the Spot Carpet Cleaning for doing a great job cleaning our carpets.

•    Melody at Rau Family Medicine for the kindness, from Sam Lawson.

•    Columbus City Council for approving the smoking ordinance.

•    the seventh-floor rehab at Columbus Regional Hospital for the friendless and helpfulness, from Linda Bladen.

•    the staff at CRH for being so kind when I had surgery and telling me jokes about the basement jail cell, from Wade Hooten.

•    Larry and Glen at Sears Auto Center for saving me a major expense on my car.

•    the lady who found my purse in the shopping cart at Marsh and returned it to the store.

•    Columbus North men's soccer team, parents and coaches for inviting me to the banquet and for the gift, from your bus driver, Charlene Bryant.

•    the Schmitt Elementary School basketball team and cheer coaches for setting a great example for the kids about sportsmanship.

•    Mayor Brown for being the greatest mayor Columbus has ever had.

•    the city street cleaners who take the time to knock on a door to ask if a car can be moved instead of calling a tow truck.

•    St. Bartholomew Catholic Church for making sure I had a ride to Four Seasons on Thanksgiving, from Mary and Rebecca Fenske.

•    Kim, Bruce, Mike, Tammy, Mark and Em for all their help on Thanksgiving with the great food and cleanup, from Mom and Dad Lambrecht.

•    Onions to

•    the strikers who cause drivers to have flat tires.

•    customers who open packages, steal and trash stores when they shop.

•    the church that had a contemporary service instead of a traditional service.

•    neighbors who leave trash in their yards for months at a time.

•    the grocery store that doesn't honor its sale ad.

•    Columbus Transit for no bus service Friday morning and no signs all week to notify riders.

•    those who don't realize it's legal for me to hunt on my property.

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