The Sears Berwyn: A Real Cutie Pie

The Sears Berwyn was an extremely popular house for Sears, and probably one of their top 20 best selling homes. Sadly, due to their popularity, I’ve also seen them in a variety of mutated forms. See pictures below. One of the defining features of the Berwyn is...

Homer and His Daughters

In the 1880 Federal Census, my great, great grandfather (Homer Hoyt) is listed as “Homah Hoyt.” Homer was from Vermont (and living in Lake Mills, WI at the time) and I can just hear the long-time New Englander telling the census taker, “Ah said, mah...