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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 on 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 on 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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