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Friday, May 27, 2022
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to the Friday mailbag, where you will find some of the comments, questions and ideas sent recently by subscribers of this newsletter. They are all edited for space and clarity.

“I'm with your mom (Scratch and sniff, May 18, 2022). My daughter and I always say an outdoor clothes line adds $10,000 value to your home because you can hang your sheets on the line and they smell so good when you put them on your bed. I want my towels dried in the dryer, though, so they're nice and soft. Have a good day.” - Gladys

My generation doesn’t do that. I am smiling. I hope you are, too. – Shane

“I look forward to reading your paper in the morning when I turn on my phone. I often share articles you write with my husband. It would be awesome if you would include the Brewers scores. We do consider them as local, just like the teams you post. Thank you for the consideration!” - Patricia

Consider it done. – Shane

“A couple other suggestions I would add (Graduation advice, May 17, 2022): Develop a high say/do ratio. Say what you are going to do and then do it. Also never ever sacrifice your integrity. Be honest at all times.” - Chuck

I totally agree, Chuck. Thank you. – Shane

“I agree with your point of view (Student loans, May 10, 2022). A person needs a dog in the fight in order to tough out an education and to pay for it. It's meaningful to those of us who got ourselves through without a safety net.” - Ann

Fighting dogs don’t like nets. Thanks for the note, Ann. – Shane

“I couldn't agree more with your recent article regarding free college (Student loans, May 10, 2022). Same as you and Jolene, my wife and I paid part of our three kids expenses, but they worked and paid or borrowed the rest. Our oldest daughter and her husband went to ISU, and the last two years of college, every night after supper, they grabbed their backpacks and walked around campus picking up pop cans students had left on tables. They made a surprising amount of money. If they want to bad enough, they will find  a way. Sadly, the work hard and succeed mentality has been replaced with gimme gimme gimme.” - Frank

Where there is a will, there is a way. I appreciate the note, Frank. – Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

The sun returns today along with warmer temperatures that will increase as we head into the weekend, reaching the 90s by Sunday and Memorial Day. The next chance of rain comes our way on Tuesday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
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FROM KCCI: Hundreds of metro teachers to resign at the end of the year

JOHNSTON, Iowa — As the school year ends, so are the careers of many teachers. Frustrated teachers are getting burnt out, including in Iowa. A National education association survey shows that 55% of teachers are thinking about leaving the profession after the past few years. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Paralympian from Ankeny featured in new documentary

ANKENY, Iowa — Justin Phongsavanh’s journey brought him from Ankeny to the medal podium at the Tokyo Paralympics. Now, his story is streaming for the world to see.... READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: 1 year later: A look back at the days following Xavior Harrelson's disappearance

Then 10-year-old Xavior went missing on May 27, 2021. His remains would be found four months later in a farmer's field. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Brunch/Breakfast
1. Early Bird
2. Eggs and Jam
3. Waveland Cafe


Dealing with allergies
Residents share their coping strategies.

Lizzy Salmon has suffered from seasonal and environmental allergies since she was a young girl. She recently completed allergy testing and found out what she was allergic to. She knew cats bothered her, but the testing came back with allergies to trees, mold and dogs as well. She cringes at the No. 1 allergen that her body reacted to the most — cockroaches.

“I recently discovered that cockroaches are found at big box warehouses. So, places like Amazon warehouses have cockroach poop, which gets on the delivered packages,” she says.

As she’s gotten older, she has realized she’s not growing out of her allergies so has begun allergy immunotherapy drops. The treatment is similar to allergy shots, but, instead of shots, drops are placed under the tongue to be absorbed.

Sublingual immunotherapy is a fairly new treatment. She takes the drops in the morning and can’t eat or drink for 30 minutes. She avoids exercise for two hours and carries an EpiPen with her in case of an allergic reaction.


From the May issue of Waukee  Living magazine.

MLB, May 26:  Red Sox 16 White Sox 7, Brewers 4 Cardinals 3, Royals 3 Twins 2, Reds 20 Cubs 5  ... READ MORE
Iowa Cubs, May 26: Iowa Cubs 8 Memphis 5 
NBA May 26: Warriors 120 Mavericks 110
NHL May 26:  Oilers 5 Flames 4, Hurricanes 3 Rangers 1
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Jeff Pitts!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Lily-Rose Depp, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Paul Bettany, Ben Feldman, Todd Bridges, Chris Colfer, Jack McBrayer, Adam Carolla, Darin Brooks

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What invention allows us to see through walls? 
WINDOWS! Good job Shane Goodman, Rex Post, Rich Hoidahl, Lori Bluml, John Zeitler, Gail Tomlinson, Gail Pecht


What Does a Proud Computer Call His Little Son? Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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