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April 2nd

Tommy Orris

Tommy Lee Orris, 71, of Swisher, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Grandview Nursing Home, Oelwein. There will be no services.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; and his sister, Darcy Sparks of Phoenix, Ariz.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Born Aug. 15, 1940, in Independence, Tom was the son of Opal and Ruth (Shannon) Orris. On Aug. 29, 1964, he was united in marriage to Frances Shields. Tom worked for the Duo Fast Corporation in sales.
Tom enjoyed cars, especially Studebakers, gardening, cats and cooking.
Memorials may be directed in Tom’s memory to the Humane Society.

Robert Brumley Sr.

Robert (Bob) Brumley Sr., 77, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Solon, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Physicians Regional Medical Center, Naples, Fla. Bob died from multiple complications following a brief, but sudden illness. Memorial services were held March 30 at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, by Pastor Dan Wiersema of Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial was at the Shueyville Cemetery.

Not so much

On Sunday, Feb. 26, while my son and I were watching the NBA All-Star Game on television at home, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old black male, was walking back to the home of his father’s fiancé in a gated Florida community. He was shot and killed by a member of a neighborhood watch group who had been following him. Martin was unarmed.
George Zimmerman admitted shooting Martin and claimed self-defense. He has not been charged by authorities.

Walkin'

What do you do when your nose goes on strike?
Every afternoon for the past several weeks at two I’ve been receiving a call on my cell phone from a company in New York. The recorded message states that this is an urgent call with an important message for Cynthia Unger, who should retrieve said message immediately by calling a given 800 number or by simply pressing zero now.

Food For Thought

My memories of early television are scant because my dad refused to buy a television set until the reception was good enough to suit him, which means the only times I saw television prior to the early 1950s was when we visited my grandparents on Sundays and watched, through the grainy snow of the tiny screen, some of the early programs that were mostly just the same old radio shows with milky pictures attached. Chairs were lined up as at the theater, the set was turned on, adjusted, and the lamps were turned off. No one talked or snacked while watching television then.