Sweet Home, Alabama (Sears Magnolia)

Sometime in 2005, the new owner of the Sears Magnolia in Piedmont, Alabama sent me several dozen photos of the house. Recently, I rediscovered the CDs. Those photos reminded me that I also had a 1984 newspaper article about that Magnolia. Unfortunately, I do not have...

Number Nine

In 2008, Ersela Jordan contacted me and told me that she’d discovered a surfeit of Sears Homes in Beckley, WV. Turned out, she was right!  About the same time, another Beckley resident named Sandi Daniels got in on the fun and said that she’d found a Sears...

Bob Beckel’s Christmas Crescent

Friday night, Milton and I turned on the television and saw “The Five” (talk show on Fox News, with five commentators, including Bob Beckel).  Within 30 seconds, the program showed a picture of Bob Beckel’s house, and I exclaimed to Milton, “Oh...

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...