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Good Tuesday morning to you!

I appreciate all your comments about the Daily Umbrella, and you will notice that many of your suggestions are being implemented. I also enjoy your feedback on the morning chuckle, or as one reader calls it — dad humor. Speaking of jokes, do you have a favorite one or a “stand-by” joke to use in a pinch? If not, keep this one in your memory bank, as it is the one I rely on. Question: What were Tarzan’s last words? Answer: Whooooo greeeeased the viiiiine? I borrowed that one from the wrapper of Bazooka Joe bubble gum in the 1980s. Still makes me smile, and I hope it does for you, too.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and, as always, thanks for reading.


Shane GoodmanPresident and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Tuesday History Tidbit

From History.com: Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut

On February 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.

Read more about this historic event!

Des Moines Weather
High of 3. Low -9. Wind chill warning until 10 a.m. But at least the sun is going to shine for the most part!
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Power companies warn Iowans of possible rolling power outages

DES MOINES, Iowa — Keeping the heat on is becoming a concern as dangerously cold temperatures grip much of the country, including Iowa. Some energy companies are implementing rolling power outages to keep up with the demand for power. Those companies calling for rolling outages are part of what's called the "Southwest Power Pool," a group of utilities across 14 states including Iowa. Much of western Iowa is serviced by the Southwest Power Pool. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Republican State Sen. Jim Carlin Announces Run for Grassley’s U.S. Senate Seat

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican State Sen. Jim Carlin on Monday launched his campaign for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate seat in 2022. Carlin, a Sioux City lawyer and Army veteran, is the first candidate from either party to announce their candidacy for U.S. Senate. Carlin has served in the Iowa Senate since 2017.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Life or death: Nonprofit works to keep Des Moines' homeless warm during bitter temperatures

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bitter cold temperatures in Iowa are creating dangerous situations for those living without a roof over their head. Joppa, a Des Moines nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people survive, find housing and rebuild their lives, has staff and volunteers working hard to keep people warm.… READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Local Physical Therapist
1. Core Physical Therapy
2. Breathe. Physical Therapy & Wellness
3. Johnston Physical Therapy

Find all the Best Of Des Moines 2021 winners in February’s CITYVIEW!


Read more

Meet Natalie Ross: She teaches computer science but she is “definitely not IT.”

... "I have had a lot of funny moments in the past, but this year has been kind of crazy with going back and forth between being online and in the classroom. Sometimes, when I'm teaching online, I forget to present my screen or talk for quite a while on Google Meet and finally realize I'm on mute. My students think it is pretty funny to let me just have a conversation with myself for a while before they decide to let me know."


Read more
Things To Do
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Jigsaw Puzzles!
Drag that card table out of the basement!
There is next to nothing scheduled today, the lonely days in-between Valentine’s Day and the start of the state high school wrestling championships. So relax. Sip some hot cocoa with extra marshmallows, and maybe do a jigsaw puzzle. Don't have one? Borrow one from the nearest grandmother. Or consider some of these fine dandies at Bozz Prints: www.bozzprints.com/collections/puzzles.

A statue of John Wayne (at the John Wayne museum) gazes over the Winterset streets at the Madison County Courthouse. I looked up John Wayne movie quotes and liked this one best: "Get down off them horses. I don’t favor looking up to the likes of you." See if you can work it into a conversation. Photo by Tammy Pearson

Want to see your photo included in the Daily Umbrella? Send your Snapshots to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com, and maybe it will be chosen!

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Poll of the Week

How many miles are on your vehicle right now?

Less than 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,001 - 150,000
150,001 - 200,000
More than 200,000

Where are you working mostly?

From home - 50%
At the office - 30%
On job sites - 11%
A mix - 9%

Morning Chuckle
Why couldn't the goats get along with each other?

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