Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Smiles 259

I'd like to begin by saying I can't understand why "they" had to schedule the Olympics during the NBA (National Basketball Association) All Star Weekend.  Now before I get kicked out of the airplane or off the island, I hope you know that was intended to be a joke.

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.

My fitness coach told me to bend down and touch my toes. I said, “I don’t have that kind of relationship with my feet. Can I just wave?”

I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me.

A mother took her little boy to church.
While in church the little boy said, “Mommy, I have to pee."

The mother said to the little boy, “It’s not appropriate to say the word ‘pee’ in church. So, from now on whenever you have to ‘pee’ just tell me that you have to ‘whisper’."

The following Sunday, the little boy went to church with his father and during the service said to his father, “Daddy, I have to whisper.“

The father looked at him and said, “Okay, just whisper in my ear."

When I went to Starbucks for coffee they lied. It wasn't Starbucks, it was four bucks!  

A truck hits this lady and the husband calls 911.

The operator asks, "Where are you?"

The husband replies, "I'm on Eucolipstic Road."

The operator asks, "Can you spell that for me?"

"Well... I'll just drag her over to Oak so you can pick her up there?" 

This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.

He immediately phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!" 

Now let's visit the History Museum again, this time continuing with the third floor.

This is the next room in the 3rd floor.  This is how it looked the day I was there in September of this past year and

this is what it looked like the first time I went.  Apparently this room has traveling exhibits, but I was unaware of it when I visited the room.

The fireplace hadn't changed, at least.

These dresses were typical of Victorian dress since we were headed to the Wichita Cottage, a home of the middle class.

We began in the bath.  Other than what looked like an embellished copper and silver claw foot bathtub, which was to-die-for, I can relate to many, many of the pieces I saw in these rooms.  My entire house holds similar pieces.

A true Crapper!

Next was the kitchen.

Although I keep both of mine in the dining room, these are known as free standing "kitchen cabinets."

Some people call them "Hoosier cabinets," but that is a trade name (like Kleenex for tissues).    A true Hoosier has a brass plate across the top above the doors.  The cutlery board is normally housed in that empty spot under the metal shelf.

Ice was delivered to the back door, where an ice box held it cold most of the day.  The ice tongs were used to place the block of ice in the ice box, and the ice pick, seen sitting on top of the cabinet, was used to chip ice away from the block.   I have two ice tongs.

Now it's time to visit the mayor's office!

Somehow I got off the beaten path, and instead of seeing the rest of the Wichita cottage, I landed in the Mayor's office.

The clock on the shelf looks a bit like mine.

Here is where all the city records were kept in the late 1800s.  To the left, mostly out of view is a typical ballot box.

Next time we will visit the main part of the Wichita cottage.  According to the History Museum's web site:
This exhibit authentically recreates a typical middle-class Wichita home of the late 19th century complete with Victorian adornment and the emerging technology which would soon change domestic life and society in general. Seven individual rooms compose this environmental exhibit. Visit and pay a social call on the residents of a Wichita cottage, this 1890 Victorian house is authentically decorated throughout, from the wooden icebox on the back porch to the combination gas-and–electric ceiling light fixture hanging in the parlor.
Thanks for joining me today and thanks for your continued visits.  Now let's visit Annie's Friday Smiles, where it never hurts to begin the weekend with a big smile, just like sweet Annie's.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos from the museum, I especially love the Victorian house, and I would so love that bathtub! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

I shared your funnies with my hubby before he left for work so we’ve both started our day with a chuckle today thanks to you. Love your museum photos as always.
Annie x

Let's Art Journal said...

Thanks for the funnies 😉. I enjoyed visiting the museum again, it's amazing how they have recreated the beautiful rooms and finding out how people lived back then is fascinating 😁. Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend too! J 😊
p.s. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, you are very kind! J x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your funnies actually raised a laugh from T this week(it's usually groans!)especially the last one! The bath tub looks fabulous but the kitchen cabinet is my favourite! The museum looks such a great place to visit! It is interesting to compare with the displays we have in England on Victorian life - we seem to focus on the poorest and the richest households!(or maybe I go to the wrong places) Hugs,Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

I really enjoy your visits to the History Museum. It's interesting to see the world "back in the day" and how much it has changed. It's also interesting to see all those antiques all together and not seperated. I know lots of people have a piece here or there in their homes, but you don't usually see them all together. Thanks for sharing. :) Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

RO said...

You already know that the funnies absolutely start my Fridays off on the right foot, and I thank you immensely. I need that bathroom right now! The only thing I would replace is the toilet, but other than that, this is a must have. I may have to borrow that pic to revisit and dream about again and again.(lol) Hugs..and Happy Friday!RO

froebelsternchen Susi said...

OMG - this bathroom and those kitchen --AMAZING!I so enjoyed your visits to the History Museum.Thank you for taking me with you virtual.
And thanks a lot for the super funnies dear Elizabeth!
Happy weekend my dear Co-Admin!
oxo Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Loved the last joke. Enjoyed the tour of the Wichita house. Claw footed bathtubs not for me. I prefer a shower, thank you. But loved the Hoosier in the kitchen. I've been looking for one. Thought it might be able to be repurposed into a microwave cart. The mayors office looked very imposing. Would like that file cabinet, too. Just think of all those little drawers filled with art supplies.

Anne said...

Your funnies made me chuckle. The photos are wonderful. That bath is fab but I really love the kitchen cabinet. There is a lady who blogs and refers to her Hoosier cabinet. Have a good week. Anne x

Angela Radford said...

Loved the funnies they were very good and certainly made me smile. More brilliant photos, I'm beginning to think you must have been in there for days. Have a lovely weekend and big hugs foe Bleubeard too xXx.

Jeanie said...

I really love this floor. I'm very partial to museums that show rooms people lived and worked in, their furniture, fashions, etc. This is really a special place. I love the kitchen -- I remember my grandma's Hoosier cabinet. Wish I had that one!

Thanks for your nice comments and visits. I always feel a little extra happy when I see you've posted!

Birgit said...

Those jokes were very funny. I love the old style home and what a bathtub! Can you imagine wearing that outfit when it is 85F? Love the pictures of the who place along with the mayor's office

mamapez5 said...

I enjoyed your funnies. They always make me smile.
The museum pictures were very interesting again. That is a fine set of wooden chairs. But you needed a fairly big house for some of the furniture. It is good to look around with you. Thank you for the time you spend posting so many photos. Kate x

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; that bathroom is amazing !!!!!! thanx for sharing this tour; enjoyed reading this post ~~ ♥♥

Dianne said...

A fun museum visit dear E, loved seeing these old items...and I must admit some are familiar from my grandparents house!

Thanks for your private worries! 💗

Meggymay said...

Fabulous photos, I loved the ones of the house in the bathroom and kitchen. It must have taken the women so long to keep those old stoves clean.
The funnies made me smile and my husband has had a good chuckle at the last one about the shed being burgled.
Yvonne xx

Lisca Meijer said...

What a lovely post. I shared the funnies with my husband and then indulged in a tour of the 3rd floor of the museum. You didn't say anything about the guitars, or was that the old photo?
I love seeing how people lived in the old days. The clothes, the bath room and the kitchen. I love that cabinet. Thank you pointing out the cutlery drawer. I wouldn't have known.I love the stove too. So ornate. I wonder if the typical middle class family had servants.
The wooden chairs in the mayor's office are beautiful. I wouldn't mind having a pair of those.
The bathroom is amazing. It must have been quite a luxury in those days. It is funny to see the boiler. So different to a modern one.
Your post had me smiling indeed.
Have a great week,

My name is Erika. said...

I just read your comment about my Christmas gift and I must say I am just as bad. Your half done present is on my work table, and January meant I was busy with AJJ so I thought Valentine's Day, and then I slumped into a no wok period, and Valentine's Day came and went. So what I mean to say, is I can relate. :) But thanks for the note, and I should have sent you one earlier. BTW, you don't need to publish this comment either! erika

Incipient Wings said...

those were all hilarious!! I really look forward to reading them them every week.
That wood stove! oh, my mom loved them..She had two of them.
Loved this visit. I cant wait to see the rest of the cottage.

Rita said...

Great jokes!
Fun to see the old furnishing. Great bathtub and love the old stove, but can't imagine using it--LOL! ;)

Corrine at said...

Nice exhibit. We have a free standing ketchen cabinet that is a hoosier and we had(I king of miss her) a Queen Atlantic wood stove about the size of that one in our old house. To use the oven was tough because the house was like an oven when we heated it up enough, but the stove top plates were my go to for soup making. Start on the left on the hot side over the fire box and slide it across to the warm side on the right when it was done. That was a great thing to cook on. Beautiful tub! xox

Divers and Sundry said...

I had trouble moving past that mural in your first photo. What a beautiful scene! That screen door is lovely and I wouldn't mind having one just like it, but I'll pass on cooking on one of those stoves and wearing a dress with such a defined waist (such tiny waists!).