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Good Monday morning to you!
 

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? The answer? Nobody cares. What we do care about is whether or not our Tootsie Roll Pop wrapper has a picture of a boy in an Indian costume shooting an arrow at a star so we can redeem it for a free sucker. Sound familiar?

The rumor that Tootsie Roll Pop wrappers with an Indian can be redeemed for free candy has plagued the Tootsie Roll company for years. According to Tootsie Roll Industries, which introduced Tootsie Roll Pops in 1931, they never held any kind of promotion involving the collection or redemption of any of their wrappers.

The rumor may have started because of contests connected with the packaging of children’s products during the era when Tootsie Pops were first promoted. The various markings of each Tootsie Roll Pop wrapper may have also prompted tales about certain wrappers being “special.” We do remember Willy Wonka, after all.

Tootsie Roll Industries continues to receive a steady stream of letters from consumers attempting to redeem their Indian wrappers, processing hundreds per week. In the early years, the company replied to each prize-seeking letter writer with regrets. In 1982, they created their “Legend of the Indian Wrapper” to accompany those letters “with the hope that children’s liking for a good story would help to assuage their disappointment.”

So how many of the wrappers actually have a picture of a boy in an Indian costume shooting an arrow at a star? I am personally consuming a bag of Tootsie Roll Pops to be sure, but various sources say the answer is somewhere in the neighborhood of 30%.

I recall eagerly taking these marked wrappers to a little corner market in my hometown as a child, and the owner would gladly give me a free Tootsie Roll Pop in return. According to Tootsie Roll Industries, some individual store managers took it upon themselves to redeem the wrappers, but the exchange was never sanctioned by the Tootsie Roll company itself.

Are you curious how the Tootsie Roll company is replying to requests today? I am, and that’s why I am mailing one in. You can join me by sending your wrapper and request to: Tootsie Roll Industries, 7401 South Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 60629. I will let you know what I hear.

Have a marvelous Monday, and thanks for reading.

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

 

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Another nice day is in store today. While temperatures will be a little cooler than Sunday, winds will be lighter as well. Tuesday will be a little bit cooler but still highs will be warmer than what is average for this time of year. Wednesday and Thursday bring rain and wind to the state, and we’ll see much colder temperatures for Friday and then on into the weekend.

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

 
Things To Do
 

Monday, Nov. 8
IOWA WOLVES - PRO BASKETBALL - NBA G LEAGUE
At: Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St., Des Moines
Info: The Iowa Wolves basketball team is affiliated with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and plays in the NBA Gatorade League, which is the NBA’s official minor league.
Did you know? An all-time high, 45%, of players on NBA start-of-season rosters for 2020-21 had NBA G League experience? That’s 224 of the League’s 497 players.
Monday, Nov. 8 vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce/Heat, 7 p.m.
www.iawolves.com

 
Featured Home For Sale
 
Attention Realtors, post your listings here for $50. Contact pat@dmcityview.com for details.
 

14231 Harding Trail
Indianola, IA 50125
$329,999

Ranch home on 2.5 Acres, tucked away in Northern Warren county! This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home has a gorgeous rural setting with mature trees and room to roam! Large open concept living room with fireplace leads to the kitchen and dining area, new stainless steel appliances, large pantry and slider to the back deck overlooking the back yard, firepit and playhouse, great entertainment space!… 

 
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The Score
 
NFL: Jaguars LB Josh Allen sacks, intercepts Bills QB Josh Allen to make NFL history. Steelers and Bears play tonight. ... READ MORE
 
 
 

FROM KCCI: Teen hospitalized in critical condition in Des Moines shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa — [A 15-year-old] was rushed to a Des Moines hospital Sunday after shots rang out near the Drake neighborhood. The shooting happened at about 11:30 a.m. near 17th and Forest avenues. Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek told KCCI that the person injured was in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Pediatricians anticipate extra workload with COVID vaccine approved for children

DES MOINES, Iowa — Now that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by both the FDA and CDC, the next step for pediatricians is informing parents about the benefits of the vaccine for their children. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Police chase ends with car crashing into building in Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, Iowa — A police chase ended with a car crashing into a building in rural Warren County Saturday according to the county sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office said police were trying to stop the vehicle because the driver had an outstanding felony warrant. When the driver didn't stop, a chase ensued. The driver eventually crashed into the building. ...
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CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021
 

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

Best Local Mexican Food
1. Monterrey
2. El Barco
3. El Fogon

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Personalities
 

Childhood dream pet: A horse, a donkey and a cat

By Jackie Wilson

Brenda Kaiser enjoys keeping her horse, Kyro, as a pet. Photo by Jackie Wilson
As children often do, Brenda Kaiser once dreamed of having a horse as a pet. When her parents said they had a surprise for her, a young Brenda eagerly anticipated a pony. But when she saw the surprise, she was disappointed. No pony.

As she grew older, she still wanted a horse. Finally, at age 39, she bought one. Kyro is 15 now but was just 6 months old and untrained when Kaiser obtained him. So, to learn how to ride Kyro, Kaiser watched Clinton Anderson DVD horse training videos.

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Snapshots
William Kleinschmidt, son of Dani and Jordan Kleinschmidt, couldn’t wait to get his hands on the latest copy of Johnston Living magazine. Photo submitted by a proud grandpa.
 
Share your favorite snapshots! Email to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com to be included in an upcoming Daily Umbrella!
 
 
Digital Editions
 
Ribbon cutting, community events, classified and more: Polk City Living weekly newsletters are published each week in print and online. Printed versions can be found at dozens of community locations, and the digital edition can be subscribed to via email. Learn more at www.iowalivingweekly.com. View a sample digital edition from this week here.
 
 
Birthdays and Notables!
 

Happy Birthday: Wayne Johnston and ChristianneJordan-Rigaud!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Tara Reid, Gordon Ramsay, Lauren Alaina, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Tech N9ne, David Muir, Bonnie Raitt

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

 
Poll of the Week

How long have you had the pillow you sleep with?

Less than 3 months
4-12 months
1-2 years
3-5 years
6 years or more 

 

Which of these mealtimes are you most likely to skip?

Breakfast - 56%
Lunch - 19%
Dinner - 10%
None - 15%

 
Morning Chuckle
 
YESTERDAY'S RIDDLE:

Where did the sheep get a haircut?

THE BAA BAA SHOP! - Dewayne Johnston, Peri Van Tassel, Judy Anderson, David Whims, Lori Bluml. ... Or Shearing Shop, says William Snyder. Or Baa Tique says Gail Tomlinson. Also getting the previous riddle right, Jenna Stork! Thanks all for participating!

TODAY'S RIDDLE

What do you call a Ford Fiesta out of gas?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 

 

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