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Friday, Aug. 19, 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.

“As someone who grew up similarly, a few baby boomer years before you, I will just add that I do not remember pain or feeling sick from sunburn in my teens (Sunburns, July 21, 2022). So far, I’ve been lucky enough to not have to choose a derm doc. I have a feeling, though, that after I hit the send arrow, my luck might change.” - Sharon

You might want to try an apple a day. And some goop. – Shane

“I’ve been in the printing industry for 38 years. What used to take 15 minutes every morning to order paper now can take two hours or more (Shortages, Aug. 4, 2022).  My go-to envelope manufacturer used to take two to three weeks to produce a custom window envelope. Now it is taking four months. At one point, they had 80 million envelopes on back order. I saw close to a dozen price increases for all paper and envelopes last year. It’s where were at right now, and all we can do is play the game and get creative. Keep up the fight.” – Mark

There are lots of reasons for these shortages, but one I hope we can all agree on is that we need to find ways to create these products (and jobs) in America. Finding people to work in those jobs is the next problem. Meanwhile, you are correct, Mark. We are all in this together. – Shane

“You amaze me with the breadth of topics you write about in the Daily Umbrella (Burn barrels, Aug. 8, 2022). Growing up on a farm in southern Iowa, we always had at least one burn barrel within easy walking distance of the house. I can’t imagine what we would have done without those barrels. No garbage pickup service on those hilly, gravel roads. Hadn’t thought about those barrels for years, but here I am, reminiscing about standing around one, watching our trash burn.” – Susan

There’s nothing like the aroma of a burning aerosol can. – Shane

“Facebook and Google are bad but check out Acxiom.com (Leery of Big Tech, Aug. 15, 2022).  They have collected 10,000 attributes on each of 2 billion people. No matter what you do, you lose.” – Bill

We could always communicate in person. – Shane

“Hi, Shane. The last time I did something for the first time (First time, Aug. 16, 2022), I retired from my employer of 41 years and I moved out of the state of Iowa and became a resident of Arizona where we live seven months of the year and five months in Okoboji. I continue to receive your newsletter to stay in touch with Des Moines and Urbandale community. We grab CITYVIEW when in the city and catch the Urbandale Living online.” – Becky

Thank you for being a loyal reader, Becky, even from afar. Just don’t be enjoying Arizona too much. We need you here, too. – Shane

“I ate Spam curds for the very first time. At the Iowa State Fair.” (First time, Aug. 16, 2022) – Gary

Do you hear that noise? It’s the sound of me salivating. – Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

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


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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

A slow-moving system has dropped into the state from the north overnight and will bring rain chances to us through Saturday. Best chances will be in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures stay close to normal for this time of year.

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

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FROM KCCI: DART to offer free bus rides to all Harding Middle School and North High School students for '22-23 school year

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FROM WHO-TV: If re-elected, Governor Reynolds has familiar priority

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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!

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Meet Sonya Goodrich

Supporting reading at Wallace Elementary

By T.K. West

After growing up in Lake View, Sonya Goodrich received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Buena Vista University and a master’s degree from Viterbo Univeristy. Goodrich has been teaching for 31 years, 26 of which have been with the Johnston Community School District. Today, Goodrich works at Wallace Elementary School where she is a reading support teacher.

“The Johnston school district has amazing staff members that are supportive, caring and willing to go the extra mile for all students, families  and fellow staff members. In my many years of teaching at Johnston, I have learned so much from my colleagues and have gained some very special friendships as well,” she says.

... Read More In the August issue of Johnston Living.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to Shelli Pulley!

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What’s the most detail-oriented ocean?
THE PACIFIC! Way to go Mike Chiston, Dan Juffer, Judy Anderson, Lori Bluml, Gail Tomlinson, Peri Van Tassel

Today's Riddle

What kind of music do chiropractors like?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

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