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Friday, Sept. 16, 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 and I are totally in sync on this subject (Marijuana legalization, Aug. 31, 2022). I am so grateful that I am not exposed to secondhand smoke now. I am a lifelong asthmatic, so the damage is with me on a daily basis. I am still waiting on secondhand smoke studies related to cannabis. I do appreciate Dr. Ganske's article as well, as the benefits of medicinal cannabis. I am a daily reader of your column!” - Angela

We are somehow oblivious to the negative effects of so many things that are popular – until the damage is done, and we have to live with the aftermath. - Shane

“Good morning, Shane. Enjoyed your story this morning on the stages of life (3 stages, Sept. 1, 2022). Many years ago, my wife was talking to a sweet, elderly saint from our church in Illinois. She said to him, ‘Chet, you’re looking good.’ He said, ‘Sheri, do you know what the three stages of life are?’ She said, ‘No.’ Chet said, ‘The three stages of life are young, middle age, and you’re looking good!’ We have gotten a lot of mileage out of this quote over the years, especially now that we are in the ‘looking good’ stage of life. Keep up the good work. We enjoy the Daily Umbrella every day.” - Larry

I love it! And you are looking good! Thanks, Larry. - Shane

“Good morning, Shane. As for the rain songs, is AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ a stretch (Rain songs, Aug. 30, 2022)? – John

Not at all. Rock on. - Shane

“One time I was misquoted in the local daily newspaper and a wire service picked it up (Correction fluid, Sept. 6, 2022). I called the prominent and well respected reporter, who dismissed it as no big deal. For a week, I got phone calls from media around the country – mostly (but not all) radio talk shows. Once told it was incorrect, some went away, but a few said they didn't care. They wanted to talk about it anyway! - Chuck

Well, now I want to know what you were misquoted on that was so interesting. You left me hanging! - Shane

“I used my share of ‘liquid paper’ or whatever brand happened to be in the supply closet, but I remember way more the correction ‘tapes’ that came with their own little dispenser box to roll out as needed (Correction fluid, Sept. 6, 2022). We thought we were in heaven as prior we had to use a razor blade to ‘scratch’ our mistakes off. And some of us got so good, you had to tilt the paper to see the ‘scratches’!” - Diane

And now we just Command Z. - Shane

“Try finding a no-caffeine, no-sugar beverage besides overpriced water amongst those convenience store choices (Energy drinks, Sept. 7, 2022). This is an even greater challenge at most dining spots!” - Chuck

Have you tried beer? - Shane

“Dang it! Took my grandson golfing Sunday evening. When we finished, I asked him if he wanted something to drink (Energy drinks, Sept. 7, 2022). He wanted a soda (pop when I was a kid). I said no, too much caffeine this late would not be good, so I let him pick out an energy drink! I should have read the contents first. - Ron

Now you know why he was up all night. - Shane

“Love it (Orange Beetle, Sept. 8, 2022). I smelled like hog manure for part of my younger life also.” - Pat
As you know, it is the smell of money — or so the hog farmers say. - Shane

“I just finished reading today’s issue of the Daily Umbrella featuring your experience working with hogs and the smells that went with it (Orange Beetle, Sept. 8, 2022). I was raised on the farm, and one of my weekly tasks was to clean the manure out of the hog house. Your article brought back my recollection of that smell so vividly that I might have to go home and take a shower.” - Sherm 

Use lots of soap. And toothpaste. - Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media


Iowa Cubs, Sept. 15: Iowa Cubs 8 Memphis 5

MLB Sept. 15: Twins 3 Royals 2, Reds 3 Cardinals 2, White Sox 8 Guardians 2  ... READ MORE

NFL, Sept. 15: Chiefs 27 Chargers 24


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Warmer weather continues all the way into next week, along with some breezy conditions. Slight rain chances will be with us today through Sunday.

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

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Good people are doing good things every day in your community. They truly are people who are making a difference, and we will recognize 22 business leaders in Des Moines and the surrounding area for their efforts and accomplishments in an upcoming issue of CITYVIEW’s Business Journal.

Nominate your boss, your co-worker, your vendor or yourself — anyone who you feel has made a positive impact on the business community in 2022.

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FROM KCCI: Trestle to Trestle Bridge reopens in Johnston

JOHNSTON, Iowa — A new bridge is now open on the Trestle to Trestle Trail in Johnston after an ice jam tore the old one in half in 2019. For three and a half years, trail users have been waiting for new bridge, which was unveiled Thursday with great enthusiasm. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Lincoln High School victim of swatting, prank 911 call

DES MOINES, Iowa — A report of an active shooter at Lincoln High School on Thursday turned out to be a hoax, also known as a ‘swatting’ call. At around 2:57 p.m. a 911 call was made reporting an active shooter in room 21 at Lincoln High School. Officers with the Des Moines Police Department swarmed the school unannounced, according to a Facebook post on the Lincoln High School’s page. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa National Guard holds drone training

The Iowa National Guard is holding a career day next Thursday, Sept. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. for high school upperclassmen interested in STEM, agriculture and JROTC. ...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 Skate Shop
1. Subsect Skateshop
2. Unkl Ruckus's Smoking Emporium & Skate Shop
3. Slap Shot Hockey Shop



Meet Sara Rhine

Leaves professional basketball career behind to teach.

By T.K West

Originally from Eldon, Missouri, Sara Rhine attended Drake University where she played for the women’s basketball team. After receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education, she had the opportunity to play professional basketball in Spain. During that time, Rhine says she enjoyed the Spanish culture. She adds, basketball has provided many opportunities, has allowed her to experience so many things, and has allowed her to meet many impactful people.

“I walked away from the experience with some really good friends and memories. I learned that we share a lot more similarities as humans than differences, no matter where we live in the world,” Rhine says.

... Read More In the September issue of JOHNSTON Living magazine.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Laura McClatchey on Sept. 17!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Elizabeth Olsen, The Weeknd, Amanda Holden, John McEnroe, Ice-T, LeVar Burton, Christopher Eccleston, Jerome Bettis

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

Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
Another railroad-related riddle: How do you find out how heavy a whale is?
Today's Riddle

What did the dolphin say to the blue whale?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

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