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A Crazy Fish Story

There’s more than one way to catch a fish, or two!

Here are the fish!


Here is the Story that appeared on the front page of the  Owosso Independent

Hope you are as entertained by this world’s tasty oddities as I am.

Thank you for sharing my blogs.

Writing Naturally,






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This and That With a Grin

Bathroom Remodel

We are finally over the hill with only a few set backs on the bathroom. After the tub and walls were demolished and carried out piece by piece, it was time to replace the old plumbing. A nasty stinky job, but all went smoothly so I heard, meaning a minimal amount of curse words. I spared you looking at the pipe pictures. You’re welcome.









Floor gets busted up!

Floor gets busted up!







New tub in and cement board up!

New tub in and cement board up!







Today, drywall ready to be taped and mudded.

The drywall is ready to taped and mudded.


Can’t wait for the tile to go down and the reassemble to begin. Trying to think of paint color now. The floor and shower tile are a light beige, Tuscany design, so I’m thinking maybe a darker color for the walls. Any ideas?





The magical bathroom riddle. (click back arrow to return to this page)

Opening the Cottage

Last weekend the weather was about as good as it gets here in Michigan on these early spring days. Seventies and Sunny! We opened and cleaned the cottage and uncovered the deck furniture. I’m so grateful it all went smoothly and there were no broken pipes, the furnace worked, and the new dock was above water this year.

Last May 2014

Under water last May Old dock

Under water last May Old dock






This May 2015

This years opening

This years opening day






The only problem I encountered was –  all the fish were spawning and even when tapped on the head (repeatedly) with the worm, they would not bite. Well they should be darn hungry by next weekend. I am patient.  My filet knife will be sharp and ready.

Cottage Jokes for a grin!

What do you call a fish without an eye?

What is Irish and left out on the lawn all summer? (hint: my Irish family and friends, the answer is not beer bottles)

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all. 



Answers to above riddles – (fsh!) (Paddy O’Furniture!)









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Holiday Shores and More

Recently I’ve had two people ask me if I’m keeping Holiday Shores to myself. My answer is, “Oh my gosh…no, of course not. The more the merrier.”

I’ve written about specific happenings several times in my blog. It’s a resort and quite public. I believe it’s the best around, not that I’ve been many places besides Fletcher’s Pond and now I’ve grown quite partial to this magical place for many reasons.

Last week I mentioned I was beginning my second book. A major part of that story is how I discovered this place or should I say how it found me. I’ve only been to two other campgrounds in my life besides the one in Hillman. Greenwood Acres in Jackson MI.,  where my dad’s family has camped for years, and the other is, Locust Grove Co-op in Grass Lake, Mi.  I remember having a blast in both places with family and great friends.

Here is some of my favorite things about Holiday Shores RV Resort located in Durand Mi., between Flint and Lansing.

Our lot is on a hill over-looking one of several small lakes

I catch fish almost every time I go out

I have all the nature I need with a wooded area and a walking path

I’m less than eight miles from everything, shopping, restaurants, pharmacy, and antique stores

It’s quiet, except for the trains,  Durand is famous for its Historical Train Station. I love trains and all their sounds.

I feel safe.

And most of all I have indoor plumbing (I’ve camped all my life using outhouses so this is a really BIG deal)

(Construction is in progress as I write this for a new clubhouse in front of the golf course.)

There are plenty of choices of things to do here. It has almost 600 sites. You can camp nightly, weekly, monthly or seasonally (May 1 to Oct 31.) There’s a nine hole golf course, small beach, playground, tennis courts, and annual events such as, outings to local restaurants, craft shows, park/garage sale, golf cart poker, a weekend popcorn wagon with ice-cream, Memorial Day parade, fishing contest and fish fry, Christmas in July, and Trick or Treating in August. Prizes for the best decorated campers and golf carts. I’m not included in that since I don’t have a golf cart, but the peer pressure is beginning to get to me…

Within forty-five minutes you can be at . . .  Frankenmuth, Bronners, Birchrun Shopping, Turkeyville, Canterbury Village, or Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell.

This past weekend my husband and brother-in-law began building a small deck down by the water in front of our place. Our other dock spent most of the spring beneath the lake. You may recall some pictures on a previous blog. It was unusable and an eyesore to all the beauty surrounding it. Since we’re not in control of the water levels and ice in the winter, our solution is to build one on the land.

If you want more information on this awesome campground click on . . .  Holiday Shores Website


Popcorn Wagon

Popcorn Wagon

The Duck Family

The Duck Family

Down Hill

Down Hill

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