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Orchids & Onions (December 18, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Our police, city, state and county, firemen, EMTs, teachers, nurses and doctors for being so brave to do their jobs.

• Greg Noel for finding my cellphone and turning it into Caddies, from Paul.

• Kathy Bush and the youth at Petersville United Methodist Church for a wonderful Nativity portrayal Sunday morning, from the congregation.

• The wonderful family that bought our movie tickets because we dressed up for “The Hobbit,” from Elgin and Mindy.

• Gene Hack and his C4 Team for your support with “A Columbus Christmas” and the shell project, from Carol Mauer.

• W.D. Richards PTO for the lovely holiday luncheon you provided for all of us, from Richards teachers and staff.

• John and Suzie Norman for the beautiful memorial open house honoring our loved ones, from the Noblitts and the Mitchells.

• Sandy Watts and her third-grade students at Parkside Elementary School for singing for the soldiers at Camp Atterbury, from the Perrys.

• Debra, Pam, Steve, Mike and Bill for a wonderful birthday celebration, from Norma Smith, mom.

• Columbus Young Marines and others who helped place wreaths on the veterans’ graves Saturday, from Thom Jester.

• First Presbyterian Church choir for singing the beautiful Christmas carols for the Armory Apartment residents, from Bruce Montgomery.

Onions to…

• The restaurant that didn’t care when I found a hair in my salad and a roach on my table.

• The bullying video and to the kids who videotaped it and did not have the courage to help stop the violence.

• People who spit in public.

• People who don’t realize that people in Columbus celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, too.

• Apartment neighbor whose kids scream and cry loudly all day, every day.

• Person who kept all the Christmas card money that was clearly marked for “everyone.”

• People who are seen stealing from the flea markets.

• Lady in Walmart opening jars of lotion and tubes of hand cream and trying each one.

• Around Town staff for being biased.

• Messed-up traffic lights at National Road and Central.

• Law enforcement for not doing anything about drug dealers in Holiday Park.

• Restaurant manager who took a customer’s plate away before she was finished and charged her full price.

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