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Orchids & Onions (September 3, 2015)

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Orchids to…

• Bob Poynter for his generous donation of pork and beef to the Bull Dog Pantry at Columbus North — your generosity is noteworthy and thanks for supporting our students, from Columbus North Bull Dog Food Pantry.

• those who made a safe and excellent job of demolishing the Dolly Madison and Golden Corral buildings.

• the kind gentleman who found our lost library book on Washington Street and turned it in for us.

• McDonald’s near Second Street for having the best crew of any in Columbus and also to the great management, from Paula Rice.

• local law enforcement.

• the woman who gave me the lovely flowers at 1 p.m. on the corner by the post office, from Mary Lou Mann.

• those for removing “dead trees” and “bicycle parts” from the lawn of city hall.

• Luke, the young man who assisted a Parkinson’s patient into his car when he was in dire need of help, from Bob and Karen.

• Merle of Columbus Transit for retrieving my cellphone, from a transit rider.

• First Baptist Church of Columbus for an awesome meal on Tuesday night, from a hot-meal patron.

• Rudy at the McDonald’s near Third Street for always greeting the customers with a friendly smile and providing excellent customer service.

• everyone who helped in making my birthday a very good one, from Edith Marthin.

• the young man who got me a new cart at the west-side Walmart when my electric cart went dead, and for the woman for finding help for me.

• Milestone worker for putting my toters back in the garage for me, from the older man on Audubon Drive.

• Onions to…

• those for removing the art from city hall’s front lawn.

• bicyclists who don’t realize it is rude and dangerous to ride up behind someone on a downtown sidewalk and yell, “On your left!”

• Columbus residents who don’t realize that sometimes being first may have a negative impact on the city.

• the young lady who has once again made her mother’s stroke all about her.

• my husband for being too stubborn to get a hearing aid.

• the manager who wants all of her employees to attend a workplace function together as a group, then wonders why she is scoring low on employee surveys.

• those who are responsible for not keeping Owens Bend cleaned up and the grass cut so people can fish.

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