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Friday, Aug. 12, 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.

“You made me want to get out my dad's double-album soundtrack from ‘American Graffiti’ (Obsolete, July 28, 2022).” – Brad

Yes! See you at the sock hop. – Shane

“Hi, Shane. I’ve got more items to add that are obsolete, or should be (Obsolete, July 28, 2022). ‘Convenience’ fees for event tickets and not getting an actual paper ticket. Pop in a glass bottle. Grocery paper bags. Regular gasoline. Store employees who count back your change. Car keys. Coffee additives were cream or sugar. And, finally… home security systems were dogs.” – James

Ah, yes. I miss a good soda in a glass bottle, too. Thanks for the memories. – Shane

“Made me sad (Who is Mick Jagger?, Aug. 2, 2022). We are getting old.” – Kirk

Yes, Kirk, but thankfully not as old as Mick Jagger. – Shane

“About 15 years ago, I was on a trivia team and our youngest team member was our designated writer for the answers (Who is Mick Jagger?, Aug. 2, 2022). A question came up in the middle of the rounds, and the answer was Mick Jagger. Everyone knew it. We thought she did also, until we went to turn in the answer sheet and she'd written ‘McJagger’ for our answer.” – Jeff

I wonder if she heard of Keith McRichards? – Shane

“I have a cassette player you can borrow (Who is Mick Jagger?, Aug. 2, 2022)!” – Gail

Borrow? I thought we were friends? – Shane

“Wednesday’s column (Repaying loans, Aug. 3, 2022) was spot on!” – Janet

Thanks, Janet. Now if only the loan repayments were spot on.

“Totally agree. Anyone, or any institution, who lends money to another person/entity has a right to repayment (Repaying loans, Aug. 3, 2022). No free lunch, I'm afraid. I'm also afraid that young students don't normally have good money handling skills. Perhaps the university should require a course on money management as a condition of the loan.” – Ann

Great idea, Ann, and some certainly do. – Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Rain may fall in eastern Iowa today, but it appears we’ll be left out in the central part of the state. Expect another high in the low 90s. The weekend will be hot as well. I don’t see a rain chance at this point until next Wednesday.

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

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FROM KCCI: Iowa DPS launching study on human trafficking at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety is starting a new study to determine if there is a problem with human trafficking at the fair and other large Iowa events. They also want to determine if the crimes take place at the fair, or at areas around the fairgrounds. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Beloved sea lion at Blank Park Zoo passes away

DES MOINES, Iowa — A beloved crowd favorite, Addy the sea lion, has passed away, the Blank Park Zoo announced on Thursday. Addy was approximately 10-years-old and had lived at the zoo since 2014. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Cubs start fast in 4-2 Field of Dreams win over Reds

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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 Hardware Store
1. O’Donnell Ace Hardware - Beaverdale
2. Waukee Hardware & Rent-it Center
3. True Value - West Des Moines


Serving up history at the Iowa State Fair

by Sofia Legaspi Dickens

Long before the days of funnel cake and deep-fried Twinkies, church-run dining halls dished out home-cooked meals at the Iowa State Fair. The West Des Moines United Methodist Church began its food stand in 1949 and is now the last remaining vendor in the Fair’s historic “Church Row.”

For the church, it’s been a long-time ministry and beloved tradition. But it threatened to fizzle out, circa 2017, with the church preparing to surrender the stand back to the Fair. That’s when Ken Ferguson and Larry Sample, who’ve both been involved since the 1970s, stepped in.

... Read More In CITYVIEW.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday today to Michael Wun and tomorrow to Geno Nelsen.

Happy Birthday to these celebrities:Casey Affleck, Pete Sampras, George Hamilton, Peter Krause, Maggie Lawson, Rebecca Gayheart, Imani Hakim, Leah Pipes, Sam J. Jones, Miss Cleo

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
Which bear is the most condescending?
THE PAN-DUH OF COURSE! Way to go Beckham and Gail
Or THE OVER-BEARING ONE! says Judy Anderson

Today's Riddle

How do you get a country girl’s attention?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

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