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Orchids & Onions (December 3, 2012)

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Orchids to

•    the nice lady who paid for my breakfast at the downtown McDonald's Thursday morning.

•    Patti at Patti's Diner in Hope for the wonderful Christmas lunch, from Sharon, Lisa, Melissa, and Tina.

•    Southside's Sixth-Grade National Anthem singers for doing a wonderful job of representing yourselves and your school while singing the National Anthem before each Southside home basketball game.

•    the downtown UPS driver for tracking down my correct address.

•    Kelly Wilson and all the visual and performing artists involved with "The Exquisite Corpse" at the IU Center for Art and Design.

•    Cracker Barrel for going above and beyond customer service for finding the important paper I left at our table Saturday evening, from Carolyn Smith.

•    Matt McKain, Dylan Lax, and the Indiana Hoosiers for making it to the NCAA soccer Final 4.

•    Lts. Alan and Jodi Sladek for their smiles and care during this busy time of the year, from a friend.

•    the lady who tipped me $20 when she felt her husband was being "rude" to me, from your local barista.

•    Kim Knight for being a wonderful wife, from Rob Knight.

•    Ronnie Clark and Greg Simo for setting up my TV, from Luretta Clark.

•    David Whitehead for being such a hard working family man, from Chandra and Susan.

•    Columbus Police Department for the help, from Bertha Maple.

•    The Republic for the informative columns about Glenda Ritz, from an interested citizen.

•    MacKenzie Best for making honor roll at Columbus East, from Grandma and Grandpa Goddard.


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