Saturday, May 30, 2009
Something to Crowe About
This one isn't old. As a matter of fact it's very new. My mother-in-law whose maiden name is Crowe, has a birthday coming up. She likes everything chicken. She even has a rubber chicken hanging in her kitchen, tucked in amongst her laying hens, roosters, chicks, porcelain eggs and an antique egg scale that still works. If you didn't know already, most homestead families kept chickens. Supper on the hoof so to speak. You couldn't just kill a cow every time you wanted some meat to eat, especially in the middle of the summer. She had a spot on her wall that she thought "... needed a little something red", so I began looking for Red Rooster paper. Tami Dosch of Red Rooster Country Gifts & Accents in Milton, Wisconsin, agreed to participate in my little madness. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Crowe) Vosen gets this one for her birthday in a couple of weeks. Happy Birthday, Grandma!