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Friday, March 31, 2023
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 or our publications. They are edited for space and clarity.

“Shane, I found your morning newsletter interesting today (One bill, two bucks, March 20, 2023). Starting in 2012 with the birth of our granddaughter, I have put a $2 bill and two 50-cent pieces in an envelope for her each time she visits us. When her brother was born in 2014, I’ve done the same for him. This past basketball season, the kids took the $2 bills to a game at Waukee Northwest High School to buy concessions. It seems the kids working the stand hadn't seen a $2 bill, and it caused quite an interesting situation. I’m sending you an envelope I use for the grandkids with your $2 bill and two 50-cent pieces for your collection. Expect the best!” – Rick (sent via USPS mail)

Wow! And it’s not even my birthday. Thanks, Rick! - Shane
“I, too, have great memories of seventh and eighth grade typing class with Mr. Weede (Typewriters, March 21, 2023). We only had a few electric typewriters in the classroom, so if you had typing class, you tried to get there as quickly as possible to be one of the fortunate ones to use them. I will say that the manual typewriters were a good experience, too. Mr. Weede always said the following before our weekly typing tests, ‘Hands on home row — go!’ One of the favorite sentences we would type were ‘The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.’ This sentence used every letter of the alphabet, and I have never forgotten it.” - Lu Anne   

Oh, yes, I recall that sentence as well. How about this one: Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz? - Shane

"My high school typing teacher was Mrs. Yearous (Typewriters, March 21, 2023). I thought I would get the basketball coach, Dale Herrington, as he also taught typing. I was kind of bummed out, but in the end of my junior year (1964), I could type 60 words per minute on a manual typewriter. I didn’t know how handy that would come in until 1970 when my Draft Lottery number was 26, and I was going to be forced to leave my teaching job at Adair-Casey in February to enter the draft. Since I taught English, the superintendent and I visited the draft board, and they let me stay until the end of the school. Then it was off to Ft. Leonard Wood for basic and AIT as a clerk typist. When everybody after AIT was being sent to Vietnam, I was the exception. I was sent to Honolulu where I spent my entire time as a clerk typing for the military intelligence General Staff. Every class reunion, I still thank Mrs. Yearous, if she is in attendance.” - Barry

Well, that beats my broken finger story by a mile. Thank you, Barry, and thank you, Mrs. Yearous. - Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
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CITYVIEW's  Best Of Des Moines

CITYVIEW announced its 2023 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Jan. 31. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Tenderloin

1. Smitty’s Tenderloin Shop

2. Jethro’s

3. Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe


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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Let's get this out of the way: It will be windy all the way through next Wednesday. Moving on: Storms late today, and some of those could be strong to severe. Keep an eye on the weather. Rain changes over to snow that may accumulate lightly on grassy surfaces late tonight into early Saturday. The next chance of rain starts Monday evening and lasts into Tuesday night.

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

Featured Home For Sale
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On March 31 ...

1889: On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers.

1999: On March 31, 1999, the writing and directing sibling team of Lana and Lilly Wachowski release their second film, the mind-blowing science-fiction blockbuster "The Matrix."

1776: In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, urging him and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence from Great Britain.

Read more at History.com.


FROM KCCI: Bill to ban children, teens from having social media accounts moves forward

DES MOINES, Iowa — A bill that would ban children and teens from having social media accounts is moving forward at the Iowa State Capitol. A House subcommittee voted Thursday morning to advance the measure. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Zora bar owner cited for allegedly allowing minors in bar, bench warrant issued

DES MOINES, Iowa — Zora bar owner Edwin Allen was cited earlier this week for allegedly allowing minors inside of his bar and serving them alcohol at a special event back in February. According to the Des Moines Police Department, two women told police that they were sexually assaulted at the bar. During their investigation, police found that underaged drinkers were present. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Caitlin Clark's journey from West Des Moines to the Final Four

Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes are in the Final Four for the first time since 1993. Take a look at her legendary basketball career starting in West Des Moines. ...READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

Meet Sarah Teeselink

TAG projects urge creativity in learning

By T.K. West

Sarah Teeselink and her family moved to Iowa after her husband retired from the United States Air Force. Prior to teaching, Teeselink was also in the Air Force and a stay-at-home mom. She completed her teaching degree through Buena Vista University the year her youngest child started kindergarten. She is now in her 13th year of teaching, 10 of which were as a K-12 TAG (talented and gifted) teacher in a small rural district. She recently joined the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District as a substitute teacher before joining the district as a TAG teacher this school year.

“Bondurant-Farrar has a small school feel even though it’s a large district. It’s the best of both worlds,” she says. “I also really appreciate the positivity in the district. The staff really comes together to work to meet the needs of our students.”

... Read more in the March issue of Bondurant Living magazine.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday Cory Boatright on April 1!

These celebrities were born on this date: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Walken, Rhea Perlman, Angus Young, Kate Micucci, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Szohr, Shirley Jones

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

Morning Chuckle

The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What happened to the woman  who was addicted to line dancing? SHE ENTERED A TWO-STEP PROGRAM! Thanks for the answers: Carolyn Rogers, Rex Post, Sharon Sorensen, Gail Tomlinson.

Today's Riddle

What card game do they play in Egypt?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

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