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Orchids & Onions (December 23, 2012)

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Orchids to

•    Kelsie for the nice Christmas gifts you made for our pediatric patients at Columbus Regional Hospital, from CRH Pediatrics.

•    the person from St. Bartholomew Church that anonymously gave an extremely generous Christmas present to a couple of young women that really needed it.

•    Columbus North drum line for the awesome performance at the basketball game.

•    Deputy Wehmiller for helping me get out of the field Friday morning, from the girl in the blue Mustang.

•    the managers and wait staff at Montana Mike's for the wonderful Christmas surprises, from Dottie and Bill.

•    the kind angel who found my credit card in the parking lot at Cottage Knits and to Kathy for contacting me and holding the card until I could pick it up.

•    the law enforcement officers who made it possible for Landon to have a wonderful Christmas and to those who work hard to make Shop with a Cop possible, from his family.

•    preschool teachers at Asbury United Methodist Church for their loving care of Brody and all of the Little Seeds, from Karen Johnson.

•    whoever is responsible for the nativity at Christmas and the crosses year round on Goeller Boulevarde.

•    the lady at Big Lots who bought toys for my kids while in line, from an appreciative father.

•    the staff of Jasmine House Assisted Living for your attention and caring for all the residents and their families, the beautifully decorated fireplace, holiday parties and wonderful Christmas dinner.

•    East Columbus Christian Church for the wonderful sermon and music by Gordon Mote, from Sue Eckrote.

•    Josh and Caleb Calhoun for the Christmas earrings, from Donna.

•    Jeff Bray and his second graders at W.D. Richards Elementary for their phenomenal performance of "Charlie Brown Christmas", from Mrs. Turner and Suzanne Baker.

•    Melissa and Courtney at Sirloin Stockade for the excellent service, from the Grange Christmas party.

•    Jonathan for helping me find the batteries I needed in Walmart, from Bertha Maple.

•    the social committee at Southside Elementary for the wonderful pancake breakfast, from the Southside bus drivers.

•    Mike's Car Wash for their "Keep Christ in Christmas" sign, from Pearl Moody.

•    Jan and Lucille for the wonderful Christmas get together at the Armory apartments, from Bruce Montgomery.

•    Adam Freyn for the cute wagon of fruit on my doorstep, from Janet.

•    Dr. Fischvogt, volunteer dentist at Volunteers in Medicine for the kindness, thoroughness and generous volunteer work, from Sue Walls.

•    Volunteers in Medicine for serving the community.

•    Joan Bozell for the wonderful lunch, from the East retirees.

•    Angie and Susie Prather for the wonderful doggie treats, from Nelson, Ellie and Mia Thorpe.

•    Lisa at the assessor's office for the courteous and professional information about our questions about our assessment, from the two ladies on Tuesday.

•    Rockcreek staff and teachers for providing children umbrellas in the rain.

•    Bethel Baptist Church for the beautiful live nativity scene and refreshments.

•    Bob Poynter in Seymour for going above and beyond to get me back on the road, from Jane Linney.

•    John and Janet Jones of Scipio, for the beautiful winter wonderland.

•    the nice young lady who helped the scared handicapped old lady to her car during the wind storm at CVS on National Road on Thursday.

•    the person who brought in gift certificates to the single parent at Lowe's.

•    Tony Irvin and Tresa Speers for the nice things you do for us, from Dad and Mom.

•    Dove Ministries for adopting Keepsake Village for Christmas, from the residents.

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