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Limes and Tygarts and Bears, oh my!

September 19th, 2010 Sears Homes No comments

So what do Limes and Tygarts and Bears have in common? Not much, unless you’re in my world. My husband likes to eat lemons and limes, rind and all. He says it prevents scurvy. I tell him that there are easier ways to prevent scurvy.

Last year, we took a trip to see the Tygart River (in Elkins) and he ate a lime en route.  And then more recently, we took a trip to Lexington, Virginia and stayed at the House Mountain Inn. This cute little bear (see picture below) was in the dining room. During a meal, I went over to the cute bear and asked him if he’d like a bite of my food.

He smiled sweetly and said, “No thanks. I’m stuffed.”

True story. Kinda. In a way.

Bear

Bear

The Greatest Architect

September 16th, 2010 Sears Homes No comments

In September 2010, my husband and I visited Natural Bridge (a city in its own right) and saw THE Natural Bridge. After paying our $18 per person admission fee (yikes!), we walked down the 137 steps to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World. It is beautiful (as is evidenced by the photos below) and as one would expect, it’s also awe-inspiring.

Gazing upon its magnificence, I thought about this Bible verse from Hebrews 11:  “For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God”  (New International Version 1984).

The Indians were similarly inspired. According to a placard at the site, “Before white men came to our shores, the Monacan Indians considered this ancient wonder a sacred site and called it ‘The Bridge of God.’”

I love gazing upon magnificent architecture and I love thinking about how old houses were put together. But more than anything else, I love thinking about God as The Greatest Architect, and like the writer of  the Hebrew verse, I look forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. :)

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Wayne resting along the way to Natural Bridge

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Sears Home in Lexington, Virginia: Where am I?

August 28th, 2010 Sears Homes 2 comments

About three years ago, my husband and I revisited his old Alma Mater (Washington and Lee). We also drove around town and found this Sears Alhambra (see photo below) in a quiet residential area in Lexington. I’ll be retuning to Lexington in a few days and would love to get the address for this house, so that I can re-visit it, and also scope out the neighborhood for other Sears Homes. If you know the address of this house or its street name, please leave a comment below!

Do you know what a Sears Home is? These were true kits, 12,000 pieces of house, sold out of the Sears Roebuck catalog. Sears promised that “a man of average abilities” could have one of these kits built in 90 days. Click here for more info on Sears kit homes.

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Sears Alhambra, as shown in the 1919 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Alhambra, as shown in the 1919 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Alhambra in Lexington, but where?

Sears Alhambra in Lexington, but where?