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There’s something known as “second-year grief” and experts suspect it’s occasioned by the fact that in the first year following a sudden and traumatic death, the mind is in shock. By the second year, the protective layer of shock is mostly...

“Happy Widow’s Day”?

This isn’t a post about architecture or Sears Homes or the ghost town of Penniman, Virginia. It’s about surviving to the one-year mark of the worst tragedy I have ever known. Someone told me that yesterday (May 3rd) was “National Widow’s...

Emails and Such

My husband died a terrible and tragic death 10 weeks ago today. Well-intentioned people keep sending me emails asking for more information on Sears kit homes. It’s certainly okay to leave a comment at this site, as a friend is now managing it, but please...

And So This is Christmas…

Thanks so much to Rachel Shoemaker for providing me with the PERFECT Christmas Day photo! And if you want to read about Sears Homes all year long, join our group of kit-home enthusiasts on Facebook! *       *      * * * To read more about Sears Homes, click here....