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Good Wednesday morning to you!

I was talking with my 21-year-old daughter Samantha recently, and she was telling me about a funny incident she saw. I asked her if she taped it. She asked me what that meant. I hastily replied, “shot video of it.” She said, “Yes, I recorded it on my phone, if that’s what you meant.”
     Yes, that’s what I meant.
     Then it hit me that none of us have used “tape” in quite a few years and that she may not have truly understood what I meant. Key word here is “may.” More than likely, it was another of her jabs about me getting old.  This is the same daughter that I took to the Iowa State Fair and the telephone exhibit that showed how operators put calls through many years ago. She stood at one end and was to dial 1, 2, 3, 4, and then it would patch through to me on the other end. I yelled across the room to her to go ahead and dial. So she pressed 1, 2, 3, 4. I said, “No, you have to dial it,” and I motioned my finger in a circle. She yelled back, “I am dialing it” and kept pressing the buttons. Then it hit me that she had never operated a rotary dial phone before. “Dial” had a different meaning to her.
     The outdated phrases don’t stop there. What about “flipping” the channels on the TV? What exactly are we “flipping” now? For that matter, we really aren’t “pumping” gas anymore either, at least not with a lever by hand.
     What words or phrases do you use today that are no longer tied to the original meanings? Shoot me a note and share.
     Make it a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks for reading.

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

Wednesday Recipe
Chicken Gyro Bowls

   Adding delicious, new flavors to your homecooked meals this spring may be easier than you think. A secret ingredient like cooking wine is a simple way to add a boost of flavor to all kinds of recipes. During the spring months, few people would prefer cooking in the kitchen for hours rather than enjoying the outdoors. Make spending time with family and friends even more special by sharing a quick, delicious, spring-inspired meal together. Time-saving dishes at home begin with an option like Holland House® Cooking Wines that add an extra boost of flavor to recipes like Chicken Gyro Bowls. Perfect for a weeknight meal, the recipe combines pantry staples and enticing seasonings for an easy-to-make dish using a slow cooker.



Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Mostly sunny skies and a high a few degrees warmer than yesterday as winds stay light. Mostly sunny skies Thursday and, again, a bit warmer. Expect on-and-off rounds of showers and thunderstorms Friday through at least Sunday in the forecast. I’ll get a better idea on the timing of that rain as the week progresses.

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

Traffic notes
WAUKEE:Lane Closure on SE Laurel Street
The westbound lane of SE Laurel Street will close for repairs between 4th Street and 5th Street from May 12-14. Traffic will need to alternate around the closure. Please use caution in the area.
The Score
IOWA CUBS: Iowa 11 St. Paul 1
MLB: Indians 3 Cubs 2, Tigers 8 Royals 7, Cardinals 6 Brewers 1 MORE...
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: ‘We can’t create more water’: Water Works warns drought could endanger drinking supply

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Water Works is warning that Iowa's drought may soon endanger central Iowa's drinking water supply. On its Facebook page, Water Works says the Raccoon River, the metro’s primary water supply, typically has a water flow of 1.8 million gallons per minute. Right now, that water flow is down to a relative trickle at 135,000 gallons per minute. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Michelle Boat Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — A Pella woman who stabbed her estranged husband’s girlfriend to death was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. A Marion County jury deliberated for less than an hour before convicting Michelle Boat in the May 18, 2020, death of 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough, who was stabbed as she sat in her truck in Pella, The Ottumwa Courier reported.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa to stop paying $300 federal unemployment benefits next month

DES MOINES, Iowa — Thousands of Iowans will stop receiving additional federal pandemic-related unemployment money next month, with Gov. Kim Reynolds citing a strong labor market and a recovering economy. The last week $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits will be paid is the week ending June 12. ... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Valley Junction Store
1. Bing’s
2. Hinge
3. MoMere


Read more

Culps, the dog lovers
By Jackie Wilson

Lorrie Culp holds Toto, 10, while Eric holds Daisy, 2, and Whidbey, 5, sits nearby. Photo credit: Sophia Chesney
Through the years, Eric and Lorrie Culp of Des Moines have cared for more than a dozen dogs, mostly rescue dogs.

They love practically all dog breeds, and Eric even plays Santa Claus while having pictures taken with pets for their owners to enjoy at Christmas time. Eric’s real beard is a draw, and folks return yearly for fundraisers for the Pet Project at the Pet Expo to pose their four-legged friend on Santa’s lap.


Things To Do
Wednesday, May 12, puck drops at 7 p.m.
IOWA WILD vs. Texas Stars
At: Wells Fargo Arena
Info: The Iowa Wild plays in the American Hockey League, just one step away from the best ice hockey in the world... the NHL.

Photo submissions are SLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW coming in. So here's a photo of a snail I took awhile back. Where and when? I don't recall — 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!

Digital Editions
Jordan Creek Living magazine is published each month and mailed to every household in the community. The May issue features residents who are passionate about golf, as well as other features, informational articles and local photos. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com.
Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Florence Nightingale, Emily VanCamp, Rami Malek, Emilio Estevez. Tony Hawk, Katharine Hepburn, Stephen Baldwin, George Carlin, Kim Fields, Yogi Berra.

SUBMIT: Want to wish someone a Happy Birthday or a Congratulations on their big day? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com
Poll of the Week

Which payment method do you use the most?

Credit card
Debit card
Electronic transfer

What’s your guess? Will we need to get COVID-19 booster shots in the next year, too?

Yes - 95%
No - 5%

Morning Chuckle
What do you get a hunter for her birthday?

What did the little boy take his bicycle to bed with him?
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.

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