How It All Began…

My adventure into this Addie Hoyt story began with an ending: My father’s. Friday morning at 2:35 am, after sitting at his bedside for some time, my father breathed his last. In the solemn quietude of that darkened room, I walked over to my husband, sleeping on...

Old Kit Homes in New England, Part II

Sometime in the late 1910s, Mr. D. S. Chase of Grafton, Massachusetts bought and built a Sears Maytown in Grafton, Massachusetts. I discovered this when I was reading through the testimonials in a 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog. The house in the 110-year-old snapshot...