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Orchids & Onions (April 28, 2016)

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Orchids to …

  • the wonderful staff at Zaharakos for all your hard work at the leadership awards banquet Monday evening and to those who made it all possible and a big congratulations to all the groups for all the accomplishments.
  • Tim Larken at Snappy Tomato Pizza for helping us raise money for our trip to Global Finals, from Parkside Elementary D.I. teams.
  • the young man who gave us an orange drying cloth at the car wash Sunday.
  • Chicago’s Pizza and Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt for collaborating with us for our very successful family nights last week, from the Southside PTO.
  • Tyler Tope at Tire Warehouse for great service when we had a flat and had to get a new tire, from the Montgomerys.
  • our neighbors Robert and Beth Schroder for helping us to redo our kitchen, from Shirley and Wilbert Carr.
  • the person who took my purse into Kroger after finding it outside in the shopping cart.
  • the woman in the blue car who moved the dead animal to the side of Lowell Road on Tuesday.
  • James Essex for what I’ve been waiting for, from Gail Wilson.
  • Jim Pettigo Carpet for being punctual and for a great job done.

Onions to …

  • a father who won’t drive 45 minutes to visit his son.
  • people who believe that gender happens between the legs instead of between the ears — please educate yourselves.
  • people who think unisex bathrooms would not lead to an increase of problems.
  • those who keep harping against a $15 dollar minimum wage.
  • folks who don’t realize a minimum wage of $15 will raise the cost of living.
  • the organizers of the state police Safe Drug Disposal program who expect people to drive all the way to Versailles when they should have a local drop point in Columbus.
  • people who think they can raise a family on minimum wage.
  • my sister-in-law for living too far away so we no longer get to hang out.
  • the inconsiderate person who scattered fresh grass clippings in the recycling tote for plastics and paper at the church.
  • The Republic for not giving credit to the former chief of a township fire department that earned a better rating, and explaining better how it happened.

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