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The Coffee Shop / cow owners
August 26, 2017, 04:04:47 PM
NOt my cow, and not my problem...
Back story: fence has a weak spot...cows get on neighbors.
Owner calls cow owners to please put back as their fence is weak (5 times that I know of) so....if a cow comes to her pasture (there is a weak fence, never been fixed as they don't care to fix it) on a regular basis to eat the brome, fescue, hay that the owner of said cow eats...and mows for hay....and is pregnant. The owner said I will send a guy to shoot it...The guy won't because it is pregnant...and knows where the hole in the fence is....can it be now her cow????If she fixes the fence and keeps the cow and it hers?
No contract for the hay that this cow is eating...only a handshake (that is what we do)
Farmers, please respond.
Politics / what I think...from a Marine
August 12, 2017, 04:28:35 PM
Whether you agree with present or past President's agenda/views....I think this is scary.
Rhetoric????  Not so sure...Bully?  Perhaps.  One should not make blatent comments, unless  he plans to follow up on said plans.

Future?   I am glad I haved lived a full life and ready....
to meet MY maker when ready...
to .....
move to Guam....?????????
The Coffee Shop / History of someone
May 29, 2016, 08:26:09 PM
Do any of you know of an older family from Howard named Velma and her son Howard?  (Haynes???)
I think Velma was in the nursing home around 2002, and has since passed?  According to my sources, she had a sense of humor and had a great laugh.

They are related to me.

Thank you for anything.

ready to relay to sis.
The Coffee Shop / Elk County disrespect
May 04, 2016, 08:50:47 PM
To the person that decided to treat our beautiful county as their personal trash can...thank you for discarding you're pay stub with your name and address on it. A Deputy will be contacting you really soon! In case anybody didn't know this is illegal and Sheriff Hanks has told us he has ZERO tolerance for illegal trash dumping! ????????
Politics / Health Care. Something to think about.
December 17, 2013, 08:48:40 PM
copy and paste link.  if this doesn't work, answer.
Donnie Rex Shinkle Jr., 65, a resident of Mulvane, Kansas and former Boeing employee and Air National Guard Retiree, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Kitty, of Mulvane, Kansas; his son, Andrew Shinkle of Haysville, Kansas; his mother, Elsie Shinkle; and his sisters, Mary Williams, Cindy Arnold, and Linda McCune.  He was preceded in death by his father and brother.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with FROG Diner, c/o Mulvane United Methodist Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane, Kansas 67110 or to the charity of the donor's choice.  Share condolences at

Politics / Put me a box and wrap me up...poll
November 10, 2012, 03:14:26 PM
I despise politics, however I understand the theory as to the creation of 2 parties.  Now I want to know what I am:

I believe in God.
I believe in the right to have, show and use arms to protect my family, my property by any means. ( Bigger and faster guns do not equivocate a  bigger person. (please refer to male genteltalia ding-dong syndrome).  There needs to be an even playing field.
I believe a  person has the right to choose whether his/her body engages in  copulation with an adult; the abrubtness of such result;  engagement of happiness and benifits of a contract between two people;
andI believe if that person is incompetent of making 'sane' choices (deemed by society), then they will be punished by ?.
I believe if that personi IS competent, and harms another in the processess.....then they shall be put to death.

I believe our country is  becoming a 'mamsy/pamsy' country. 
Morals and ethics?  That is SOoooooo   pasé.
Religion?  We as a society are becoming intolerant.
Music?  It is about screaming inner anger and frustrastion at the world.
Can anyone recall "BattleStar Galatica" or "Sanctuary"

It is up to us to change this, and not by laws.  People who take the 'easy' road and are on Welfare, or stop me NOW please!

So, what genre of politics do I fit into?   
Not asking for cut and paste theories.   
I want your OWN feelings....a radical concept, I know.

ready to vote...
Obituaries / DIKLICH, Donald - d. September 18, 2012
September 19, 2012, 03:47:03 PM
Donald Diklich, of Fall River, Kansas, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the age of 97 after a brief illness.  His parents, George and Sara Belish Diklich, immigrated to the United States from Serbia and settled in Conway, Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Donald was the third of their twelve children, and he spent his youth in Conway.  During the hard times of the Depression, he had many jobs, the most interesting of which was his time as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps helping to build American infrastructure in several states,

As war approached, Donald enlisted in the United States Army.  Although he had little formal education, he rose quickly to the rank of E5 Sergeant and was on active duty throughout World War II.  He was on the front lines in the European Theatre, primarily working to provide communications for advancing troops, and including service at the Battle of the Bulge.  Donald had many unusual experiences in his Army career.  He was a boxing champion for his regiment. He was a member of one of the last mounted units in the Army.he was selected to carry the flag in a Presidential inauguration parade. He once filled in as an orderly for General George S. Patton while on duty near Washington, D.C.

Donald was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, when he met Lillian Grace Bertenshaw, who was working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Manhattan.  They were married from 1942 until her death in 2001.  After the war ended, Donald and Lillian returned to her home town, of Fall River, Kansas, and he began life as a farmer in partnership with Lillian's father, L.J. Bertenshaw.  He was still living independently at the farm until a few weeks before his death.  He lived a full life, and he died as he lived, quietly and on his own terms.

Donald is survived by a son, Richard Diklich and his wife, Helen, Liberty, Missouri; three daughters, Alleen Castellani VanBebber, Overland Park, Kansas,  Kitty Shinkle and her husband, Donald, Mulvane, Kansas, and Neva Diklich, Fall River, Kansas.  He also leaves four grandchildren:  David Castellani, Andrew Shinkle, Jocelyn Diklich Standley, and Jennifer Diklich O'Brien; along with six great-grandchildren:  Adam and Rosemarie O'Brien, and Avery, Forrest, Rosemary, and Lucas Standley.

A memorial service will be held at the Fall River United Methodist Church on September 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Politics / Thank you Armed Forces
May 27, 2012, 03:42:52 PM
Be it Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines....any and all facets within the defense of our country.
I thank all of  you that have served, from the bottom of my heart
Because of all efforts of those that fought, died or came home...albeit wounded, we have the freedoms that others don't.

It is now about a 3 day vacation...and others that have passed before us. 
Let us remember, it started with the Civil War Vets.   

It wasn't about other was about our own!.

We agree to disagree...and we disagree that we agree...
The battle lines get blurred over passion, it seems.

Have a safe weekend!

Ginger passed away at 5:05 Saturday April 14th.  
Obit to follow in the Wichita Eagle.  

Ginger was a Fall River woman, daughter of Fern and Ted.  Ted was a banker in Fall River.
A spirit that was fiesty just let into God's doors by her parents and my mom.

Politics / arghhhh why don't they listen?
December 22, 2011, 09:51:09 PM
They sent my tax return back! 

In response to the instruction:
"List all dependents"
I replied -
"12 million illegal immigrants;
"3 million crack heads;
"42 million unemployable people on food stamps,
"2 million people in over 243 prisons;
"Half of Mexico ; and
"535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate

Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer

Miscellaneous / Hand Signals in Combat
October 14, 2011, 04:26:03 PM
This made me smile!

You will need to enlarge the attachment.
Politics / what has happened folks?
August 10, 2011, 08:12:54 PM
I copied and pasted this...and yes, the original was in a Caps Shouting talk (computer converstation).


It is my opinion that we have gone 'pamsy mamsy' or however it is said over things that is true to my heart.
How many schools still do this or the county meetings?  I know the 4-H clubs still do, or I hope they do.
And, the second question is:
Why are we so thin skinned that we even hav to address this??
and this is what I came up with...
Unfortunetly (sp), the ones we are offending are in charge, (and I use that term charge lightly) otherwise this wouldn't be an issue. And, why are we now being sensitive to the pollitically correct people police?

I guess i am an old fogey, however I am proud of it!

Miscellaneous / burnt biscuit
August 07, 2011, 01:28:47 PM
This is a copy and paste, but I thought everyone should read and share.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket – keep it in your own."

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

The Coffee Shop / bulk shopping question
July 18, 2011, 06:10:54 PM
There was an article from the NYT 7/18/11 about grocrery stores are now doing what I call the "the fuzzy math, plus coaxing you into to buying more than you planned" strategy.

I went to my local one, and a 12 oz bag of macaroni (example) was $1.19.  Then, next to it was a 24 oz for $2.50 or 3/$3.79 Had I not been able to do math in my head, or had a calculator I would have spent MORE money.  Most people don't like they grocery shopping, as they have to do it right after work. 
Those that can go at off times, may not have the stock, or the checkers availabe.

Since I and most people know the value of a good deal (only if it can be used up in time or on a regular basis), are shocked that a can of soup which used to be 65 ¢ is now almost $1.80! 
I try to 'can' or freeze most of my own stuff, if I can find them.  And only stock up on things I go through on a monthly basis.

I used to have a rule of thumb: that any more than .25¢ a roll for the good non-scratch toilet paper was okay for me.
I have now had to up my thumb to .30¢.

I say I have upped my game/standards, now it's time for the grocery stores to up theirs! ;D

Other than raising your own, of which most people don't have the facilities to grow, go to a farmer's do you manage this rising cost in products?  (I hate coupons, by the way)

ready to save more
The Coffee Shop / USA Soccer
July 17, 2011, 03:02:26 PM
Woot, Woot!

USA IS AHEAD in overtime for the championship over Japan.
I have a 5¢ bet with dad.  (He may have to borrow it from me!   ;D)

Miscellaneous / tongue in cheek
June 24, 2011, 02:43:27 PM
English Humour - Message from Her Majesty The Queen
To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

(You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

1. Look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour', 'favour', 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise'. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as 'like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let M*crosoft know on your behalf. The M*crosoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not ready to shoot grouse.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables.

Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

∞8. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

9. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

10. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

11. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

12. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full Kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.

13. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

14. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

15. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

16. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!

I had a friend that started a motel for Yorkies in Massacheusettes. (MA)  The take all kinds of dogs for a 'holiday'.

This person died 8 years ago as I told the doctor to take the life support off. 
Raven:  happy birthday...this song is for you. 

Enjoy it for the moment.
I'm ready.
The Coffee Shop / recording old 45's
June 05, 2011, 08:50:40 AM
I just found some 45's that I used to listen to:  Floyd Cramer-"On The Rebound"; Kingston Trio - "M.T.A & "Scarlet Ribbons".
Will try to go back and find the old LP's of Limelighters & Sons of the Pioneers.
They don't make good music anymore, So I am going to record to CD. 

Great stuff, brings back a lot of memories!
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