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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Good Wednesday Morning to You!

With our without shoes. That sounds like a poorly pronounced U2 song from 1987, but it’s not. Rather, it is a decision we get to make in Iowa’s summer months.

Do you remember being a child and feeling the hot concrete on your bare feet? That warmth felt so good and never seemed to burn. And do you remember watching adults in the same situation, prancing around like they were on hot coals? What is it about an adult’s foot that is so much more tender than a child’s? One would think that a kid’s bare skin would be more sensitive than an adult’s. I guess we have pampered ourselves as adults for too many years with all those fancy shoe coverings.

Speaking of being pampered. We had one window air conditioner in my childhood home, and I thought we had it made. I don’t remember being uncomfortably warm inside the house, but I do vividly remember putting my face in front of that air conditioner and feeling the cold AC blowing my Shaun-Cassidy-like hair. The next house we moved into had central air conditioning, and I soon became spoiled by the evenly cool air. Ever since, I much prefer a well-chilled home. Yes, pampered again.

Did you ever notice how much cooler a lush forest can be than other outside areas, especially on a hot summer day? Aside from the shade, there are other biological reasons for this that I won’t bore you with in this column. My friends and I didn’t know why — or care — either, but we migrated to the trees. We used to ride our bicycles to the state park and run around in the woods on the trails, and we never seemed to get too hot — at least not until the bicycle ride back home in the afternoon.

Most of my childhood summer days were spent at the public swimming pool. There simply wasn’t a better way to cool down, and, of course, we were also entertained by watching the adults trying not to burn their feet on the hot concrete.

Regardless of how hot it gets, we still have a wardrobe decision to make.

With or without shoes?

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

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


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Heat builds today and tomorrow as highs will get into the 90s. Friday brings with it a morning and afternoon rain chance and a cooldown. Saturday looks dry for the metro, with a rain chance following Sunday morning. Things get hotter again next week.

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

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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 Musician
1. Damon Dotson
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Grimes makes chairs for causes

Hobby benefits others

By Lindsey Giardino

During the early days of the pandemic, Geoffrey Grimes and his wife, Julie, had someone redo the deck at their house. When the laborer finished, Grimes asked if he could keep the old lumber there and get rid of it for him.

One morning soon after, though, he started to consider keeping the extra material.
“I thought maybe I could be silly and try to make a bench, and then I did a picnic table and so on,” Grimes says. “Before all this, I never did any woodworking. I didn’t even know the names of the tools.”

From the June issue of Ankeny  Living magazine.

MLB, June 28: White Sox 11 Angels 4, Rangers 8 Royals 3 Cardinals 5 Marlins 3, Reds 5 Cubs 3, Brewers 5 Rays 3, Twins 6 Guardians 0, Guardians 3 Twins 2 ... READ MORE
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Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Nicole Scherzinger, Kawhi Leonard, Colin Jost, Melora Hardin, Gary Busey, Addison Timlin, Lily Rabe, Adam G. Sevani, Joe Johnson, Martin Truex Jr.

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Morning Chuckle
The answer to yesterday's riddle:
There is a clothing store in Des Moines. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?
$45 (The charge is $5 per letter in the word)
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Why don’t chickens play baseball?

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