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Recipe's & Home Remedy's / Silver Cleaner and Polish
November 12, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
I need to know how to clean silver and polish it.  Homemade or a good one I can buy.

Does anyone have a favorite one that they recommend?
Miscellaneous / Houston Snow
December 04, 2009, 05:48:52 PM
The snow is already over, I did get to see it.  There was even some still on my car when I left work but the freeway was clear.  This is the earliest that it has snowed here and about the fifth time I have seen it in 25 years.

I live about 50 miles northeast of Houston and there was just enough on the roof of one shed that I knew we did get some snow here.  Supposed to get cold enough to freeze tonight.
Miscellaneous / Divorce vs Murder
July 31, 2009, 05:27:27 PM
Divorce VS Murder -- priceless

A respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the

pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, 'I

would like to buy some cyanide.'

The pharmacist asked, 'Why in the world do you need

cyanide ? '

The lady replied, 'I need it to poison my


The pharmacist's eyes got big and he exclaimed,

'Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill

your husband. That's against the law! I'll lose my

license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of

bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any


The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of

her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, 'Well

now, that's different. You didn't tell me you had a


The Good Old Days / Sod Houses
June 17, 2009, 05:06:10 PM
Were there a lot of sod houses in Howard/Elk county?  I remember my father talking about living in a sod house but I think it was in McDonald County.  His parents moved from Elk County before he was three years old.
Miscellaneous / Gotta Love Little Boys
June 11, 2009, 03:55:48 PM

Two young boys walked  into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to  the checkout counter.
The man at the counter  asked the older boy, 'Son, how old are you?'
'Eight,' the boy  replied...
The man continued, 'Do  you know what these are used for?'
The boy replied, 'Not  exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's  four.
We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and  ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either one.' 

Miscellaneous / Good Dog
May 12, 2009, 05:01:50 AM
A woman was leaving a Starbucks with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull on a leash. Behind her, 200 women were walking in a single file.

The woman couldn't stand the curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said "I am so sorry for your loss and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. "Whose funeral is it?"

The woman replied, "Well, that first hearse is for my husband."

"What happened to him?"

The woman replied "My dog attacked and killed him."

She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"

The woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two women.

"Could I borrow that dog?"

"Get in line"
Miscellaneous / Best Divorce Letter Ever
April 06, 2009, 07:00:19 PM
Dear wife:
I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever.  I've been a good man to you for 7 years and I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell; your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today and that was the last straw. Last week, you came home and didn't even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your
favorite meal and even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don't tell me you love me anymore; you don't want sex or anything that connects us as husband and wife. Either you're cheating on me or you don't love me anymore; whatever the case, I'm gone.

Your EX-Husband
P.S. don't try to find me. Your sister and I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great day. ...........................


Dear Ex-Husband
Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It's true you and I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you've been. I watch
my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining and griping. Too bad that doesn't work. I did notice your hair cut last week, but the first thing that came to mind was 'You look just like a girl!' Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can't say something nice, I didn't comment. When you cooked my favorite meal,
you must have gotten me confused with my sister because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers:  I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, and I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you and felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for $10 million, I quit my job and bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica but when I got home you were gone. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the
fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won't get a dime from me. So take care.

Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free!
P.S. I don't know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl.
I hope that's not a problem.

Miscellaneous / Curtain Rods
March 08, 2009, 08:00:34 PM
Curtain Rods - Priceless

On the first day, she sadly packed her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light, she put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar and a bottle of spring water.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain rods.  She then cleaned the kitchen and left.

On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at first all was bliss.

Then, slowly, the house began to smell.

They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing out the place.  Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned.  Air fresheners were hung everywhere.  Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.  Nothing worked.

People stopped coming to visit.  Repairmen refused to work in the house.  The maid quit.  Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer and decided to move, but a month later - even though they had cut their price in half they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house.

Word got out, eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.  Finally, unable to wait any longer for a buyer, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

Then the ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going.  He told her the saga of the rotting house.  She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.

Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed on a price that was only 1/10th of what the house had been worth...but only if she would sign the papers that very day.  She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.

A week later the man and his girfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home and to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods?

Miscellaneous / Marriage
February 19, 2009, 03:40:59 PM
-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 -No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. -- Camille, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -- Derrick, age 8
4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? -Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure) -On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -- Martin, age 10
6.... WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? -When they're rich. -- Pam, age 7 -The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - - Curt, age 7 -The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them.. It's the right thing to do. - - Howard, age 8
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys... Boys need someone to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )
8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is ........ 9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck . -- Ricky, age 10   
Miscellaneous / The Middle Wife
October 27, 2008, 05:24:28 PM
The 'Middle Wife'

by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday'

'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there.
He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.)

'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she do esn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)

'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)

'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there.'

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along..

Now you have two choices...l augh and close this page or pass this along to someone else to spread the laughs. I know what I did!!!

Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make some one happy!
The Good Old Days / A Victim Of Circumstance
October 06, 2008, 07:02:09 PM
I found this in a June 9, 1888 issue of the Atchison Daily Globe

A Victim Of Circumstance
Parsons, Kan. June 8

Ex-Deputy Registor of Deeds Dick Kieser, of this county, has been found guilty of embezzlement by the district court of Elk County, Kan. and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year.  The charges arose from a land trade and the judge in passing sentence said that the prisoner was undoubtedly the victim of circumstances, and he would be only too willing to aid him in getting a pardon.
Religious/Spiritual / Prayers needed in Texas
March 18, 2008, 09:35:08 PM
I know how positive and powerful the prayers from the Forum members are and today my mother needs your prayers.  My mother, Helen Draper will be 90 years old on the 2nd of May and this morning she fell while she was getting dressed and has a fractured hip.  She is in the hospital and the Dr wants a Cardiac Assessment because of her Congestive Heart Failure and then they will schedule the surgery for later tomorrow or Thursday.  She will be walking after the surgery and will go to Rehab after two or three days.  Hope things go the way he plans.

I had already left for work and when the Senior Center Van came to pick her up she didn't come out so the driver let herself in the house and found her laying on the floor.  She called an ambulance and then called me at work.  She is not in pain and was resting well, had eaten a good lunch and dinner and was comfortable when I left to come home at 9 pm.

Thank You
Genealogy / George Draper Gravestone
September 17, 2007, 08:05:22 PM
I have asked Teresa to post the picture I took of my greatgrandfather George Draper's gravestone that is in the Grace Lawn Cemetery at Howard.  This is a very nice well cared for cemetery.

Ms Bear
The Coffee Shop / My visit to Howard
September 16, 2007, 06:57:23 AM
While I was on vacation last week in Bentonville, AR we took one day to drive to Howard to see the area where my father was born.  Now I wonder why they left Elk County to move back to Northwest Kansas.

Since it was almost a four hour drive our first stop was Toots for a hamburger, it was very good.  Then we drove around and found Cookson's Hardware so I went in and asked for Teresa hoping she might be there.  I was given direction to her home and when I went by later Kjell was there and I left some pictures for them to post for me, they will be posted on The Good Ole Days.  Teresa, I am sorry I didn't get to meet you and hope you are feeling better.

We found the park but of course there wasn't anyone there since we were a few days early for the get-together.  I was able to find the cemetery and thanks to Wilma's information about the book I was able to go right to the area where some of my family members are buried.  They are in 7 - 315.  I was amazed to see the stone for my greatgrandfather George Draper.  It is a log of wood with the information written on a sheet of paper.  Does anyone know if this stone was put there when he died or if someone put it there later, it doesn't look very old and he died before 1910.

I didn't have time to drive to Brown Chapel Cemetery to look for the Taylor's so that gives me an excuse to come back.  Will have to get more directions from Wilma, Janet and Marcia when I plan to make the trip again.  The information they gave me really helped.

Hope all of you that got to attend the get-together had a great time.  Sorry I didn't get to attend.  I was on my 12 hour drive back to Texas.
The Good Old Days / Early 1900's Pictures
September 15, 2007, 08:54:39 PM
When I was going through some things of my parents I found some pictures of the Draper's, Barnaby's and some other people.  Someone had made a copy of one picture and numbered each person and then wrote the names on a seperate sheet of paper.  When I finally got to come to Howard this week I brought the pictures with me and asked Kjell to post them for me.  I hope someone can identify the ones that are not named.

The Draper's, Hubbard's, William's and Barnaby's are all ancestors of mine.

Wilma, the information about the book at the cemetery was a great help.  I found all of mine together and was able to get some good pictures.  Janet, your directions helped a lot also.

Teresa and Kjell will post the pictures and I hope they will be of interest to some of the forum members.
The Coffee Shop / Carved Kitchen Utensils
January 06, 2007, 06:34:42 PM
About 7 or 8 years ago I went to a Craft Fair at War Eagle, Arkansas and there was a booth with a banner from Howard, Kansas.  They were selling wooden kitchen utensils carved from (I think) Osage wood.  Is there another name for Osage trees?  I bought one because it was from the town my father was born in and have it hanging in my kitchen.  Not used but looked at often.

I don't remember the name of the people that had the booth but they said their son carved the utensils.  Just wondering if anyone knows who they were and if they still go to the Craft Fairs.

Ms Bear
Genealogy / Draper Barnaby
November 26, 2006, 07:41:46 PM
I am interested in hearing from anyone who is descended from Jessie Draper Barnaby or anyone who has information on the Draper or Barnaby family.  Mm Mamie Taylor married Orean Draper, the only brother of Jessie Draper Barnaby.

An earlier post by Lois was the obituary of Rosa Hubbard Draper-Glasscock, the mother of Jessie Draper.  Also my greatgrandmother that I had very little information on.

I am amazed at how much information I have recieved and the help from everyone in such a short time.  Thankyou.
Genealogy / Bushrod and Sarah Taylor
November 25, 2006, 07:35:00 AM
I am hoping to find out more about the area where my greatgrandparents lived, also if any of the descendants are still living there.  Bushrod and Sarah Taylor came to Kansas in 1889 from Virginia and I found them on the 1900 Census in Salt Springs Township, Greenwood, KS and on the 1910 Census in Howard Township, Elk, KS.  I don't know how much distance there is between the two, was this a long move or maybe to a neighboring farm.

My grandmother was their fouth child, Mamie that married Orean Draper.  They stayed in Howard, ElK, KS until after the birth of my father in 1912 when they moved to Northwest Kansas.  Later moving to Montana.  Mamie passed away before I was born so I know very little about her.

The information I have shows Bushrod died in 1917 and Sarah died in 1922, both are buried at Fall River.  Is this the name of the cemetery?

Any information about the cemetery and anything else will be greatly appreciated.  From the postings on this site I can't wait to come visit this friendly area.

Thanks in advance
Ms Bear
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