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Georgia Langton

Georgia Marine Langton, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died at Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Services were held July 23 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, by the Rev. Claire Leonard. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Patricia (Scott) Canterbury, Richard (Diane) Langton Sr., and Lawrence (Pam) Langton, all of Cedar Rapids, and Charles (Debra) Langton of Ely; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Cris Leonard, Betty Langton and Shirley Langton.

Donald Ellison

Donald Leo Ellison Sr., 92, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Anamosa Care Center. Services were held July 26 at Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Pastor Jim May officiated at the service. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Arlene Brecht

Arlene F. Brecht, 96, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held July 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton, with Father Ardel Barta as celebrant. Interment was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Norway.

Jack Brazier

Jack S. Brazier “Silver Fox,” 81, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at O’Malley’s Pub.
Jack S. Brazier was born April 29, 1932, to Leo and Adeline Killen Brazier in Eau Claire, Wis. He attended Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minn., Roosevelt High School and MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Jack worked for Iowa Manufacturing from 1954 until 1995. He was united in marriage to Arlene Frana on Dec. 22, 1963.

Luck and love in Rome

Walkin'

Our second bike tour, a panoramic cruise of Rome, began at 5 p.m., and we were determined to use public transportation to get to the start.
With the help of several strangers, we were able to get on the correct bus, transfer twice onto the correct trains and select the correct direction to walk from the last station to the tour beginning. As I’ve attested many times in this space, Sabra and I have made getting lost into an art so it was with some gratitude for blind luck that we arrived at the beginning of the bike tour two hours early.

The invisible They

Food for Thought

All my life I’ve been mystified by the knowledge and expertise of that enigmatic, all-knowing being known as They. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. They say teenagers need more sleep than adults because their bodies are growing and changing so fast. They say it is better to give than to receive. They seem to have an answer for everything and we seldom question their authority. Yet, nobody ever says just who They are. Why do we put so much faith in someone nobody seems to actually know personally?