Eight Pretty Maggies in a Row

As of last month, we’ve found eight Sears Magnolias. There are probably more, but where are they? The last three Magnolias that were discovered (in North Carolina, New York and West Virginia) were found thanks to the readers of this blog. So where’s Number...

The Thrift Book of a Nation

Earlier this week, my friend Rachel posted a picture of this 1922 Sears catalog in our Facebook group “Sears Homes.” I found it utterly enchanting. The cover shows a little girl dashing out to the mailbox to retrieve the goodies that just arrived from...

Some People Can Just Watch TV…

But I’m not one of them. Since 1981, I’ve worked for myself, owning a series of small businesses, some of which have been successful and some of which have not.  Currently, I only have one small business (“Gentle Beam Publications”) which...