Beefs & Bouquets Sept. 20

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A huge THANK YOU to Rainbow Appliance Rebuilders for fixing my leaky fridge. Not only did they arrive promptly, but they also showed me exactly what was wrong, what part needed repairing and all was done professionally. I highly recommend this husband-and-wife team to anyone in need of appliance repair. I will not call anyone else.

a bouquet for Norm’s Mobile Plumbing and Heating for the excellent work replacing our 12-year-old hot water tank.

A bouquet to the authors of obituaries. They reveal how many people have lived for helping others and loving their grandchildren.

A bouquet to those who work so hard in their spare time to obtain beautiful and varied gardens. Visitors notice this.

a Bouquet to the angel who turned in my purse, left in a cart at Wal-Mart recently. I was heart-stricken when I realized what happened and uplifted when it was turned in with nothing missing.

A big thank you to my old friends and new veterinarians at Applecross Veterinary Hospital for taking such good care of me. I’m better now and still as beautiful. Loud purrs from Connah.

A huge thank you to Peter of Lee’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners. My carpets are beautiful and free of many stains. My couch looks like new again. Your female dog named Jake is beautiful, too. From a grateful customer.

Bouquets to the mom and her teenage son who hauled away eight bags of garbage from the swim area at the bridge over the Nanaimo River in Cedar. Way to go.

Congratulations to our postman in the Hecate Street area. Such constant diligence to duty. I pray such seed sown will produce a rich harvest.

a huge thumbs up from the Ladies Auxiliary of Lantzville Legion Branch 257 to Randy at the Turner Road Quality Foods location for the donation of all the delicious corn for our free corn roast. It was enjoyed by all who came.

a basket full of Bounty Bars for Chelsey Rose, my grand-daughter in Trail, for giving me my fifth great-grandson. I am so happy and proud. Freddy – you did well, too.

Many thanks to the produce department at Thrifty Foods in Brooks Landing for special ordering onions for me.

A giant bouquet of purple Irises to Kiera at Tom Harris Cellular in Port Place mall. You provided outstanding customer service for two new BlackBerry pay-as-you-go customers. You were welcoming to our international visitors.

Thank you to Betty B. from the Buttertubs girls who went whale watching. A fantastic time.

A bouquet of thanks to Jason of Stuck 4 A Truck for the great job he did pruning and removing debris. A nice young man with an excellent work ethic.

Bouquets to the city workers who put rubber padding on stairs at Neck Point Park for our four-legged friends.

Bouquets to the lady at the garage sale who picked up the $20

I dropped and gave it to me.

big thanks to my husband for the backrubs and support, just when I need it most. You are the best.

a mouth-watering bouquet to Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant in University Village mall. Friendly staff, a fun atmosphere and amazing food.

heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people who helped my husband when he fell with his walker. I will be there from now on. He is doing OK,  just a little sore in spots.

A huge bouquet of sweet peas to all the paddlers who supported and participated in the Nanaimo Kidney Walk and Paddle in August. It was great to have you all on board.

Fragrant sweet peas to McKenzie aka Sidney the Kidney for an awesome performance as the mascot for the Kidney Walk in August. You were fantastic.

bouquets of cat tails to Dianna, who has generously given her time over many years to write a weekly newsletter for the Whiner’s hiking group. Her newsletter contains valuable information for hikers and dancers in Nanaimo and the photo journal of the Whiner’s exploits is always great fun to view – thanks Jim. Dianna: what you do means so much to so many, even those who are not well enough to go with you on your adventures.

a bouquet to Brad and Doug for helping me recently when my scooter was giving me a bad time. They picked up my scooter, put it into the back of their truck, put me in the front, then took me home. It is wonderful to have helpful people in our town. I’m proud to live here.

a stinky beef to a company for ignoring so many complaints about your noisy young tenants. You had to wait for them to give their notice instead. I will never do business with you, nor recommend you to others.

a beef about speeders, particularly in my trailer park. The signs are posted and we have asked so many times with the same response. Will it take a fatality before someone gets a clue? The tombstone mentality has to end. This is supposed to be a retirement park, not a memorial garden.

A beef to whoever is in charge of the display at Beban Park on Bowen Road. How much longer are you going to subject the city to looking at a scarecrow that is missing its head? It’s been like that for almost two months now.

A greedy beef to a local gas station for being the first one to put up prices and last one to put them down. You lost several customers for that reason.

a beef to the person who ran over Jim’s cat on Sixth Street. Hope karma gets you.

a beef to people who never have anything positive to say. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, but some people just don’t know it. Learn to see the good things in life as well as the negative things.

A beef to news editors who find it necessary to send reporters and meteorologists to cover oncoming hurricanes. It’s as if the editors don’t think we’ll believe there is a hurricane if we don’t see people being blown to bits by it. Why can’t editors show stock film of the coming of a storm, then have live coverage of the aftermath?

A beef. During the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival, loudspeakers were set up to call the races, which was good. However, the day before the races, someone was loudly blasting pop music and radio commercials on them, drowning me out as I was busking at Swy-a-lana Lagoon. Buskers rely on events such as this to eat and survive.

a Beef to the person who destroys roadside memorials. Ten have gone missing in a short time in the Cassidy area. When your day comes, I hope you get treated no better.

A pile of beef to thrift stores that are overpricing their donated items. Don’t you realize that it irritates the public, who want to support your business, but feel that your prices are too high? In times of hardship, please drop your prices.

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