Six Years Ago…

It’s been almost six years since I met Wayne Ringer at the coffee shop in downtown Portsmouth (Virginia) for our first date. Six delightful years. At that first date, he handed me his business card, which affirmed that (just as he’d told me on that first...

The Sears Marina: Just Add Water!

As a native of the Tidewater region (Southeastern Virginia), I’m not sure why Sears (based in the Midwest) decided to name one of their little kit homes “The Marina.” “Marina” comes from the Latin word marinus, which means “of the...

The Halfway House, by Sears & Roebuck

In 2002, someone called to tell me that they had a Sears House.  (This was way back in the day when my business cards included my personal phone number.) The caller said, “I live in Washington, DC and I own a Sears Home.” I asked if she knew which model it...