Cooking – Off the Grid!

As has become our annual tradition, hubby cooked our 18-pound turkey on his Weber Charcoal Grill. It was one of the most delicious birds I’ve ever enjoyed. The best part was that it was cooked 100% “off the grid.” The charcoal is a no-brainer. Lots...

WLS Radio and Sears Roebuck

What is the connection between the famed Chicago radio station – WLS – and Sears Roebuck? In 1924, WLS began life as a promotional tool for Sears. In fact, WLS stands for “World’s Largest Store.” On April 9, 1924, Sears own radio station...

GVT #605: Exceptionally Well Planned!

From 1995-2006, I lived in Southwestern Illinois, specifically Elsah, Alton and later, Godfrey. While I was living in this area, I became enchanted with the topic of Sears Homes, and I spent countless hours of my life driving around Southwestern Illinois, staring at...

“The Betsy Ross,” by Sears

Of the 370 models that Sears offered, 107 Sears Homes were named after cities in Illinois. A few others were named after famous figures in American history, such as the Martha Washington and the Betsy Ross. The Martha Washington was a massive two-story Dutch Colonial....