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Orchids & Onions (July 31, 2015)

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Orchids to…

  • Harold Burton for all the wonderful fruit, from Columbus Physicians and staff.
  • Mayor Kristen Brown and all Columbus city officials who attended the neighborhood watch meeting at Second Baptist Church, and your concern for the citizens and the neighborhood is very much appreciated.
  • Dr. Aaron Strickland and staff at White River Dental for the excellent service to our family.
  • Bradley Olivo at Verizon Wireless for your patience, gentleness and kindness in removing me from one account and setting up my private line, even though rules made me change my number, from the broken-hearted gal with her mom.
  • the nice couple at Verizon who gave me their old phone after they upgraded so I wouldn’t have to pay $500 to replace my husband’s lake-doused iPhone.
  • Jenny at the assessor’s office for being so kind and helpful, from Margie Peach.
  • Martha Lewis for a well-written letter to the editor.
  • Holly at The Republic for her concern about my newspaper, from a Ninth Street Republic subscriber.

Onions to…

  • self-righteous, judgmental people who condemn the gay community for being sinners when you should remember the basic tenants of the Bible: “Judge not that you shall not be judged” and “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
  • the person griping about free lunches and school supplies as the children are the ones needing and receiving the help — they are not to blame for what their parents do.
  • the contractor for creating hazardous driving conditions during the milling and repaving of Parkside Drive.
  • the landlord for not making repairs and letting the house get run down.
  • the mobile home park which has high lot rent already and now wants to charge $100 an hour to mow our grass and trim our weeds when some of us work late and can’t make it home in time to mow before it rains.
  • the Columbus Redevelopment Commission for not inviting comment/discussion from the commissioners or the public attending the special meeting Wednesday.
  • the insurance company whose air conditioning has been broken for two weeks in part of the building.
  • the new kid on the block who is more concerned with what people wear than trying to get to know them.
  • The Republic for raising the subscription rate when nothing else has changed.
  • people that block the aisle with their shopping cart and look disgusted when asked to move over to allow you to pass.
  • those responsible for County Road 50N south of Clifty School — please get it repaired.

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