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The Sears Homes of Illinois: First Printing - GONE!

March 3rd, 2011 Sears Homes No comments

Yesterday, I was delighted to learn that the first printing of “The Sears Homes of Illinois” (printed late November 2010), has sold out.

This is very good news. Now I did some ciphering and if I can sell 1.3 million copies, I can fulfill my promise to Hubby Wayne to become his Sugar Mama.  ;)

The rear cover:

And a sample of an inside page.

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Sears Kit Condos

August 24th, 2010 Sears Homes No comments

Years ago, my friend Rebecca Hunter drove me to an Midwestern suburb and showed me this Sears Westly (see pictures below). She made me close my eyes as we pulled up to the house. Sitting squarely in front of it, I exclaimed that it looked  like a nice little Westly. Then she giggled a bit and pulled forward, so I could see “The rest of the story.”

I gasped in horror. Incredibly, someone built a neighborhood behind this once-darling Sears Westly. Why anyone would do this, is a puzzle. How anyone got zoning approval to do this is a BIGGER puzzle!!

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Sears Westly from the 1919 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Westly from the 1919 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Westly in Midwestern suburb

Westly in Midwestern suburb