“Coming Out of the Mud”

If you could spend a day in the early 1900s, you might have a little trouble understanding what people were saying! Some words had radically different meanings. For instance, there’s the word “slacker.”  A slacker was any able-bodied young man who...

Jim Walter Homes – Where’d They Go?

In 1978, soon after my first husband and I were first married, we sat down and looked through a Jim Walter Homes catalog. The idea of building a kit home was hugely appealing to us. In the end, we decided to buy an existing home, but throughout the years, the idea of...