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Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Good 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 or our publications. They are edited for space and clarity.

“I was in high school when JFK was shot and killed, 11-22-63, and I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when we received the news (Kennedy cartoon, Nov. 22, 2023).” - George

I wasn’t born yet, but I do recall when Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981. I can only imagine the pain our nation — and JFK’s family — felt. - Shane

“I can relate to your story about skiing (Snowing, sledding, skiing, (Nov. 27, 2023). Jolene sounds exactly like my friend! ‘Come to Colorado, and I’ll teach you how to ski,’ he said. First lesson was up the ski lift and getting off. I had the same experience: face plant into the snow — without the tumbling. I spent the day on a snowcat trail learning the plow technique. By the end of my three-day visit, I was on blue slopes doing quite well. I returned to Colorado several times to ski. It was a lot of fun, once I got the hang of it.” - Chuck

Try the tumbling next time. It’s much more entertaining. - Shane

“In response to your sledding column, one New Year’s Day when I was a kid, my much-older cousins took a car hood off an old junker and tied it behind a truck with a log chain (Snowing, sledding, skiing, (Nov. 27, 2023). They tried it behind the tractor first, but that showered us in chunks of frozen mud. They then piled us younger cousins on top of it and did donuts in the bean field. It made for some very nervous mothers.” - Dan

Ahhh. That explains the Chevy emblem that is still imprinted on your forehead. - Shane

“Good morning, Shane. You're younger than I, so you had snow boots 2.0 or even 3.0 (Snow boots, Nov. 28, 2023). My early snow boots just had the buckles. We didn't get really cold weather like Iowa, but we still would complete a snow adventure to find the boot clasps frozen. Several minutes in a warm room were required before we could take them off. This could delay the start of the school day, making for unneeded additional chaos. Mom had the Bergen Record newspapers at home to place the wet boots on. I'm going to take your advice on snow boots in the car, especially when I travel.” - John

Frozen boot clasps. That sounds like something tasty from the frozen food section. - Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman 

President and Publisher
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Wall Street Journal (WSJ) released its annual airport ratings. Among the highlights: Salt Lake City has the fewest flights cancelled among midsize airports and Atlanta the fewest among large ones — both are Delta hubs; Indianapolis ranked best for prices with Las Vegas and Kahului (Maui) also praised for bargains; Dallas Fort Worth and DC Dulles ranked tops for the number of destinations; Minneapolis-St. Paul led all airports for on time arrivals and departures, despite its 51 annual inches of snow.

Also in WSJ, whiskey makers in the U.S., including Jeff Quint of Cedar Ridge in Iowa, complained that impending 50% tariffs on whiskey (plus orange juice, motorcycles and Levi jeans) will keep them from investing in export markets to EU. The tariffs are retaliation of steel and aluminum tariffs by the U.S.

Whatcha Smokin BBQ (403 Iowa Ave., Luther) has colossal beef short ribs on Saturday and smoked prime rib on Friday.

— Jim Duncan, jd91446@aol.com


FROM KCCI: Des Moines police arrest two ATM burglary suspects

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Des Moines men have been arrested in connection with a monthslong investigation into several metro ATM burglaries. Maurice Dontez Daye, 35, and Denzil Aarmon Brown, 31, both of Des Moines, face multiple felony charges in connection to the string of crimes. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Jury finds homeowner guilty after 2022 post-prom shooting in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA — The Des Moines man who hosted a post-prom party where an altercation led to a shooting that injured three teens has been found guilty by a jury of Maintaining a Disorderly House. Authorities accused Jeffrey Stickel of knowingly allowing teens to consume alcohol during a party he hosted at his home following the Roosevelt High School prom in May 2022. ..READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa State University to add 6 new majors, new academic programs

AMES, Iowa — As new career paths emerge, colleges and universities are making sure they are keeping up with demand. That's why new programs are being implemented and considered at Iowa State University.. ...READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

This day in history
1955: Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott: In Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.
Birthdays and notables!

Happy Birthday Anthony Bonanno on Dec. 2 and Rebekah Olson on Dec. 3.

These celebrities were born on this date: Robert Irwin, Tyler Joseph, Zoë Kravitz, Janelle Monae, Sarah Silverman, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Drakeo, Bette Midler, DeSean Jackson, Javier Báez

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

Morning chuckle

The answer to yesterday's riddle:

Why do geese use Head and Shoulders shampoo? WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE DANDER.

Today's riddle

What says, "Quick, Quick?" (HINT: It is a duck joke.)

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com


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