Homes and businesses submerged. Personal belongings lost forever. Months of difficult and costly recovery ahead. All of us are terribly saddened by the flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
My wife grew up there and has family and friends in the area. Be sure to keep C.R. and its kind people in your thoughts, and perhaps even find a way to contribute to their comeback. It will take some time, but this hearty and delightful Midwestern town of 124,000 will indeed rebound and thrive again.