Of Houses and Hubbies

I love Elkins, WV. It’s a beautiful place and a lovely city. And I love the people of Elkins, too. Especially this guy (pictured below), sitting on the rock. His name is Wayne Ringer and he’s from Elkins, West Virginia. He graduated from Davis and Elkins...

My Pink House Has Gone Green

My pink house is now green. Green – as in – environmentally friendly. Well, let me restate that. It’s as environmentally friendly as an old house can be. On March 10, 2011, we assassinated our old cast-iron, oil-fired boiler. It wasn’t pretty,...

Is it Really a Magnolia?

For years, it’s been widely believed that only six Sears Magnolia kit homes were built in the country. Six. They’re located in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, North Carolina, and Ohio. There was a Magnolia in Nebraska, but it burned down many years ago....

Breakfast Nooks, Part II

Judging by the traffic to this website, there’s a lot of interest in built-in breakfast nooks these days, and for good reason. They’re practical, useful, attractive, and make excellent use of a small space. As the 1933 Montgomery Ward hardware catalog...