Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Smiles 256


Once again, I am sharing a few more of these photos from the History Museum each Friday, along with some funny stories, quotes, verse, or jokes I found when I was cleaning my office. 

I'll share the funny stuff first, then you can see and enjoy the photos of the museum. By now you know I'm here for Annie's Friday Smiles.

When I was a little boy, my father bought me a bat for Christmas.  It bit me three times before it flew away!

The average age of people living in a military retirement community is 85. Recently, a neighbor turned 100, and a big birthday party was thrown. Even his son turned up.
“How old are you?” a tenant asked.
“I’m 81 years old,” he answered.
The tenant shook her head. “They sure grow up fast, don’t they?”

As the hostess at the casino 
buffet showed a well dressed lady to her table, she asked the hostess to keep an eye out for her 
husband, who would be joining her 
momentarily. The well dressed lady started to describe him: “He has gray hair, wears glasses, has a potbelly …”
The hostess stopped her there. “Honey,” she said, “today is senior day. They all look like that.”

“Poor Old fool,” thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?”
The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
                 ~Jerry Seinfeld

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out.

Do you call a person who has abandoned their diet a desserter?

Never go back for seconds… get it all the first time.

Now for more photos from the museum, this time continuing on the third floor.  You might want to review the ones I took the first time I came to this museum.  You will soon see how much this floor has changed since then.  Although there are bits of it that are similar or the same, much has been added, too.

As I've mentioned before, I will keep my diatribe to a minimum and you can peruse this museum at your own pace.




Dead stalks of corn?




That's a large scoop!










This area hasn't changed at all.




 
Yes, this is a photo of the museum we are visiting.  We are on the third floor, and this room takes up almost one half the entire floor.







This area is also the same.










Several of these artifacts are new since I was here last.

I had a long conversation with the elderly gentleman who donated the top hat to the museum.  He was quite entertaining and enjoyable to speak with.



I got a little carried away here

because I own two of these old viewfinders.













This is a good place to stop this week.  Next week, we will continue exploring the remainder of the third floor of the history museum.

Thanks for joining me today as I visited Annie and her lovely smiles.  It never hurts to start the weekend with a smile.  Feel free to join with your smile, too.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

They have lots of great exhibits in that museum, I think I would enjoy wandering around there. Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

charlotte k said...

Elizabeth, I just love all your museum photies, there is so much to look at and savour, and as I'm quite sure I won't ever see it IRL, I'm taking it all in :) I really fancy that lady's sit-up-and-smile bike and of course all the clothing. Thanks for sharing these, always makes me feel like I've actually travelled ;D

Annie said...

Firstly you couldn’t find the link cos I’d forgot to add it 😂😂😂😂 sorry my friend. It’s there now and I will link you now. Think it’s either an age thing or because my head is still suffering with my cold bug. Your funnies always make me smile so thanks for sharing them. I love your museum pics....how many days/weeks did you spend in there?
Hugs,
Annie x

RO said...

Nothing wrong with waking up to lots of smiles lovely older gowns, and such fabulous furniture. Thos museum visits are the best! Happy Friday and Hugs...RO

CJ Kennedy said...

So much to see. I bet you could spend days and days in them museum. I really want that desk! Perfect for storing supplies and keeping them close to hand. Have a great weekend!

My name is Erika. said...

Let's see if I caught everything today. This is the problem when I read blogs in the morning before work and my brain is not quite fully in gear-mainly because I want to sleep later than I can. :) I find these history museums fascinating. I wish i could take a time machine back and vacation for a bit in some of these past eras. I am sure they would feel so foreign as we do get used the time we live in. I guess I will have to settle for old movies set in those days. Have a great Friday and a weekend too!

craftytrog said...

A wonderful tour of the museum Elizabeth, and thanks for the laughs! The old fella fishing! Lol!
Have a great weekend!
Alison xox

Lisca Meijer said...

I would have loved loved loved to visit that museum. What a treasure trove of things. I really liked looking at all the photos and enjoyed the early bicycle (still a functional model in Holland), the Men-tho-la-tum advert, the period clothes,the grasshopper story,and the bathing suit.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I read that you had never seen snowdrops in real life. They do grow in the US and there is a chap that has a transatlantic gardening blog. Link below:
http://transatlanticplantsman.typepad.com/transatlantic_plantsman/2007/03/snowdrops_escap.html
Have a lovely weekend,
Lisca

Let's Art Journal said...

Thanks for the funnies ...lol 😉. The museum is amazing, I loved seeing all the furniture, glassware, old photos and carnival memorabilia - beautiful! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊
p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog recently, much appreciated! J x

Divers and Sundry said...

I love seeing these artifacts. It gives me a better idea of what life was actually like. I am impressed that they add new items to their exhibits. I love the dresses, but I wouldn't want to have to wear them ;)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Thanks for the funnies Elizabeth! Always good for me to practice English!
What a fantastic museum - I really love all this great exhibits there! Thank you for sharing Ms. Elizabeth!
Happy weekend for you ♥♥♥
Susi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; that IS a large scoop !! thanx for sharing these photos; enjoyed them !! de tabbies end ther best two S & B ~~~~~☺☺♥♥

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post, Elizabeth. I enjoyed the jokes and loved the museum photos. The story about the grasshoppers is absolutely fascinating! I didn't know that they could be so destructive. The farmers did well to find a successful solution to the problem. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous photos, I was drawn to the ones with the bicycles. Cycling is an interest to all my family although these days I prefer to watch it on TV.
I liked the funnies and had a chuckle at the skinny woman trying to get out.
Yvonne xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a wonderful walk through middle America in the 1800s. I think the funniest funny was, "If Kansas is the garden spot of the earth, save us from such happiness."

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth, you must have spent ages in the museum it is such an interesting place. Great photographs and thanks for sharing them. Happy weekend, Angela xXx

mamapez5 said...

Another interesting tour of the museum Elizabeth. there is certainly a lot to see. I love the wooden bureau. I could have a whale of a time sorting things into all those pigeon holes. have a good week. Kate x

Carol said...

I truly love going to a good museum and looking at the displays. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

Jeanie said...

Your smiles are fun and I especially love the museum pics -- particular the bicycles and grammaphone. How fun!

Thanks for your visit and nice comments on the Gypsy. You always make me feel so good!

Incipient Wings said...

I enjoy the Friday Smiles so much!!
I like to read them to Helena.

This museum is fantastic..thank you for the photos and the info you provide..it's so fun!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your Friday Smiles certainly made me smile! I must say though that my smiles did not stop there! What a fabulous place the museum is! I loved seeing the costumes, the bicycles and that FABULOUS desk! Chrisxx