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Friday, June 24, 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 edited for space and clarity.

“So sorry you have COVID. I got it last week. It is especially bad timing for you. Again, my thoughts are with you and your family. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman (Stories of Mom, June 21, 2022).” – Douglas

Thank you, Douglas. We all love our mothers, or at least we should. – Shane

“Good morning, Shane. I read your article this morning (Stories of Mom, June 21, 2022). Moms are the greatest. My thoughts and prayers are with you.” – Lloyd

You are great, too. Thanks, Lloyd. – Shane

“Thanks for sharing stories about your mom. We’ll look forward as more memories emerge!
 We’re all so sorry for your loss. With sympathy.” - Judy

My mom was a colorful woman, and the stories are aplenty. That’s for sure. Thanks, Judy. – Shane

“I am so sorry for your loss and the double tragedy of not being able to attend your mother's funeral (Stories of Mom, June 21, 2022). Your stories today brought both tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing. I am praying for you and your family today.” - Jon

I hope you smile next time you ask for ketchup. Thank you, Jon. – Shane

“Hi, Shane. So sorry you had to miss your mom’s memorial service. Your tribute to your mom was fun to read (Stories of Mom, June 21, 2022). She shared some characteristics with my mom, as it probably does with other moms of her generation in the Midwest. Your love for her is obvious. Thank you for sharing your mom stories with us! That’s an honor.” - Mary

Those who were born during the Great Depression have a perspective that most of us can’t relate to, but we should certainly try. Thank you for the note, Mary. – Shane

“Hello, Shane. Thanks for the Daily Umbrella of tidbits of information and wisdom. My sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your mom (Stories of Mom, June 21, 2022). I enjoyed your loving tribute to her, especially her love of red! Wishing a speedy recovery to you.” - Deb

Thank you, Deb. I am still trying to find another person who had red carpet in his or her home. Anyone? – 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

Rain chances will be with us tonight into Saturday morning as temperatures cool a bit. Things warm back up as we get into the middle of next week.

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

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FROM KCCI: Iowa's senators release statements after Senate passes bipartisan gun safety legislation

... The legislation passed in a 65-33 vote. Iowa's senators, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, were split on the decision......READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: No arrests made after series of fights at Gray’s Lake Park

DES MOINES, Iowa — A series of fights partially shut down Gray’s Lake Park on Wednesday, but Des Moines Police said the fights were not serious enough to necessitate any arrests....READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Valley West Inn to become housing units

The site will be renovated into 144 apartments for those struggling with an extremely low income, homelessness or unforeseen housing barriers.… 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 Phone Repair Shop
1. Mobile Spot
2. CPR - Cell Phone Repair
3. iTech Gurus


Gathering place builds community

Dickinson provides “happy bubble” in Dallas Center

By Lindsey Giardino

What brought Meg Dickinson and her husband to Dallas Center was finding their dream home — an acreage on the northeast side of town. What’s kept them is the community.

When they first moved in, Dickinson started her business, Sugar Grove Goods, out of her home. In college, she used goat milk face soap, which was only available at two locations in the country, and she ultimately found she was paying more for shipping than the soap itself.

Dickinson figured she could learn how to do it herself. Thus, Sugar Grove Goods was born. She has dairy goats at her acreage, and uses their milk for the soap.


From the June issue of Grimes  Living magazine.

MLB, June 23: Brewers 6 Cardinals 4, Twins 1 Guardians 0, Orioles 4 White Sox 0   ... READ MORE
Iowa Cubs June 23: Iowa Cubs 5 Lousiville 3
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Minka Kelly, Mindy Kaling, Solange, Tommy Lister Jr., Amber Rose Revah

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:ONE TAGS WHALES AND THE OTHER  WAGS TAILS!!


What do you get if you cross a frog with a rabbit?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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