My Only Blog With an “R” Rating!

Before you start reading this, please usher the children into another room and/or tell them to cover their ears and hum. Sears only offered two models of kit homes that had a sink in the closet. One was their fanciest house (“The Magnolia”) and the other...

The Aladdin Cumberland: 100 Years Old

In May 2014, we traveled to Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA to do research at the Hagley Museum (Wilmington) and at the National Archives and Records Administration (Philadelphia). Along the way, we stopped at Carney’s Point, New Jersey to check out some of...

Carney’s Point, NJ: Then and Now

Last month, we drove from Norfolk to Philladelphia to visit the National Archives and Records Administration. En route, we took a slight detour to Carney’s Point, NJ to check out the houses in that neighborhood. Carney’s Point, like Penniman, eventually...

The Grant: A Charm All Its Own

Recently, Wayne (hubby), Milton (buddy) and I traveled to the National Archives and Records Administration in Philadelphia to do research on Penniman. Along the way, we stopped at Carney’s Point, NJ to check out the houses in that neighborhood. Carney’s...