Welcome to Tails From the Hen House!

Thank-you for coming to visit! I'll share with you the daily ins and outs of my life, my little family, special fur and feather kids, and humor that I find in daily life. I hope you come back often!


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Give Away from Marilyn!

I won!! Marilyn  had a terrific give away on her blog Delights of the Heart, and I can't believe I won!  My package arrived today, and it's so perfect, and so beautiful!  From her linen collection, I received the most awesome tablecloth with tea pots appliqued on it, and beautiful embroidery. Two dainty doilies, two quilt squares that are going to make some really beautiful pillows, and a gorgeous crocheted apron that has the most unique and  pretty pattern.  It couldn't be more perfect!  Thank-you Marilyn for making my day even more special!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now!?!?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


 I strongly believe with my whole heart
That my nephew Jonathan along with
all other children whom have passed
from this life are enjoying these most
precious moments with our Saviour.
                          God Bless Them All.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Canadian and American Shorelines

I had Ken take a picture of Bobby and I, next to the Blue Water Bridge, connecting the U.S. to Canada for my banner. Here is a picture of the two spans, the one furthest over being the original, and the closer one a few years old. I'm not quite sure of the reasoning for the two because traffic is still no smoother or the waits any shorter!  But they are impressive, with thousands crossing the borders daily.
This picture is of the train depot which sits under the bridge spans, and where young Thomas Edison sold news papers daily.  It's been made into a museum, and it and the train both contain really interesting artifacts from archiological digs where the Edison home sat, not far from the depot. When Micky Roony was the main character in the movie "Young Thomas Edison", parts were shot in front of this depot, and he stayed in our oldest hotel, the Harrington which is now senior housing.  Port Huron has many historical sites, which I will share in the weeks ahead!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Melinda's Quilt Give-away!!

Hey everyone! Go to Melinda's blog and enter her great quilt give away, in celebration of her 250th post! It's amazing!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Doctor Appointment!

I got the results of my check-up today, and I'm so excited!  See the post on my blog about all the great news!

New Day, New Surroundings

As you can see, I have changed some things around on my blog, first I have changed its name.  Since my posts are of more than crafts, and mostly little life observances, I thought a title change was needed. I live on Lake Huron, and Canada is on the other side of the lake, or as we say here, the pond.  I have changed my picture, and the land you can vaguely see in the horizon is Canada. So that's why I switched to Blue Water, Musings From My Side of the Pond.
I hope you still enjoy my blog, and visit me often. Let me know what you think, and if there is anything else I can do to improve my blog!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What are we Coming to?

I have sworn from the beginning that I would not discuss politics or religion on my blog. Nothing stirs controversy more than airing views or beliefs that are personal. Yet, I can't keep my feelings to myself any longer. I am so disappointed in the behavior of the far rights that are tearing this country apart. Spreading fear, unfounded beliefs, disrespect and hatred toward our President. Causing uproars, disturbances at public forums, doing all possible to bring down the ratings of a man who was elected as our leader, in order to accomplish their own agendas. Where is this coming from? Why is this slander being spread throughout this country? What kind of people follow the rantings of a celebrity radio host, who himself proclaims he wants our president to fail? Where are those who oppose this behavior in the name of their political party? What happened to decency, respect, bipartisanship? I have cried so many tears, out of hurt, pity, and pain that our country has come to this. I ache for a man that took this job, was elected by the people, spoke to millions gathered at his inauguration, and so loved, only to be chastised, criticized for the most ridiculous reasons, the latest being today for addressing our students, encouraging them to study and stay in school. I listened in disbelief at the parents who were keeping their children home from school because of the ridiculous fear instilled in them that he is another dictator. I can't watch or listen to the news anymore, it hurts so badly. I can't open e-mails from family members who chose to send this garbage knowing my views. I don't know if anyone reading this right now disagrees with me. If you do I can't apologize. It's time to come together as a nation again, in support of our President, not in hate, and so often in the name of God. It's time to stop.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thanks Jayne of Journey Through Grace

Thanks to Jayne, I have an edited picture of Richard and I! I'm so excited to have this without the women in the background, Thanks Jayne! You did a fantastic job!!! And if you haven't visited her blog, just click on her name and dash over. Her photography will leave you in awe!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Two Brothers

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."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I idolized Richard Simmons. I had all his Dancing to the Oldies tapes, listened to him every time he was on t.v., bought his Deal a Meal, and went to see him when he came to Port Huron for a Town Hall event. I couldn't believe I was actually there, watching him in person. He was so funny, very entertaining, and had everyone in the audience standing up and exercising. My friend Barb was even called on stage to exercise with him. So after the show, I was so excited to have my picture taken with him. A woman I don't even know, offered to take the picture, took my name and address, and sent it to me. What a day! That was 15 years ago already, and the picture still sits on my desk. I just wish I could crop out the lady behind us rubbing her eye! Something I'll have to have Ken work on!