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Orchids & Onions (December 13, 2012)

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Orchids to

•    The Republic for its strong support of Heritage Fund's "Grant-A-Wish" program, from Mickey Kim.

•    Access Ability for helping our volunteer with a wheelchair, from United Way 2-1-1.

•    Ru Yi for helping us with the cuisine for our Asian Diversity Cafe project, from Olivia, Hanah and Callie.

•    my family and Joann Wagner for taking care of me after my bad fall, from Barbara Herold.

•    the angel who turned in the billfold at Jay C in the Westhill Shopping Center.

•    Christin, waitress at Applebee's, for being a wonderful waitress and having excellent service, from one of the ladies in the booth on Monday night

•    Mark Reynolds for collecting pop tabs for us, from L. F. Smith Elementary School.

•    Cato Miller for the beautiful angel, from Nana Miller.

•    Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and conductor David Bowden for the wonderful concert this past weekend.

•    nice lady who paid for my food at McDonald's drive-thru.

•    all our friends for prayers, food cards and visits, from Ronnie and Frankie Ziegler.

•    Ed Johnson, Rick Anderson and Don Fye for all their hard work getting us into the house before Christmas, from Darin and Allison.

•    Kimberly Harper at First Financial on Jonathan Moore Pike for going above and beyond, from Lillian Vannice.

•    Mike Mullett for his article on the Edwardsport coal gasification plant, from Evelyn Garwood.

•    Nichols Body Shop for promptly repairing my van window so I could go to Indianapolis, from a happy customer.

•    the person who paid for our dinner at Steak 'n Shake on Monday evening.

•    Doug and Shane for the Snoopy ornaments and mixers, from Aunt Marilyn.

•    Paul and Myrna Shane for having the Christmas party for the Columbus Lions Club.

•    the guy who helped four young boys with a blown-out tire and gave them his only spare.

•    Onions to

•    whoever stole the Wii game from my vehicle that was to be one of my son's Christmas presents.

•    church for holding unorganized function causing tons of parking issues.

•    those who think smoking should be banned in bars when drinking is as bad as smoking.

•    people who have too many Christmas decorations in their yard.

•    not having Sharon Randall in the newspaper again.

•    family members who do not support family businesses.

•    box store deli department that is not open when the store is open.

•    cyclists who do not obey the traffic rules of the road.

•    newspaper for unequal wrestling coverage.

•    the politicians who want to give jobs to foreigners.

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