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Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,726
Posted By rosethornva
Most of the nation-wide, kit-home manufacturers...

Most of the nation-wide, kit-home manufacturers were gone by World War 2. There were many regional kit home companies but the majority of those were also gone by the 1940s.

Thing is, anyone can...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,726
Posted By rosethornva
As I frequently say at my lectures, while Sears...

As I frequently say at my lectures, while Sears sold about 70,000 of their kit homes, about 750,000 people *think* they have a Sears kit house.

This house - while a lovely home - is definitely...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,255
Posted By rosethornva
HILLARY?!?! Hmph. That was...

HILLARY?!?!

Hmph.

That was high-stylin' back in the day. Check out those lapels and that snappy vest! And the collar on that shirt! Those were the days! ;)
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-01-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 946
Posted By rosethornva
Aww - thanks! :) I surely do appreciate the kind...

Aww - thanks! :) I surely do appreciate the kind words.

And I love your dog!

Teddy says hello!
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-01-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,255
Posted By rosethornva
Believe it or not, this is in chronological...

Believe it or not, this is in chronological order. I went from junk cars to nice cars repeatedly. LOL.

1959 Cadillac (paid $250 in 1975)
1974 Super Beetle (paid $2,950 in 1976)
1984 Toyota...
Forum: Historical Restoration 01-01-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,199
Posted By rosethornva
This is awesome. Yes, combat pay is appropriate....

This is awesome. Yes, combat pay is appropriate. I'm glad I got those pictures years ago because that part of town has gone downhill even more.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,726
Posted By rosethornva
Thanks so very much for the kind words! It really...

Thanks so very much for the kind words! It really brightened my day!

It's been a rough couple years and I think my account went inactive. Many thanks to Cricket and Jay for getting me back into...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 01-22-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,017
Posted By rosethornva
OH. MY. GOSH! I just *love* it...

OH.

MY.

GOSH!

I just *love* it that you built a breakfast nook in a modern home! And your workmanship is beautiful!

I can't resist posting some pictures of the 1920s nooks (found in kit...
Forum: Business 01-02-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,493
Posted By rosethornva
I disagree. That woman has the MOST irritating...

I disagree. That woman has the MOST irritating voice I've ever heard from a tv host. It's kind of 1980s Valley Girl with a dash of whining dullard thrown in.

Ick.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,726
Posted By rosethornva
Thanks, Steve. I'm still wandering around...

Thanks, Steve.

I'm still wandering around the country looking for these old gems, and I'm also working on a new book. Between that and every day life, I keep pretty busy. :D
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,726
Posted By rosethornva
I'm still lurking around here. Don't check in as...

I'm still lurking around here. Don't check in as often as I used to, but I'm still around.

King, I'd love to have any photos you'd like to share.

Here it is, January 1, 2016 and I'm on the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-01-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By rosethornva
What a lovely thread! Happy new year!

What a lovely thread!

Happy new year!
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,978
Posted By rosethornva
Life is not fair. Some people have an...

Life is not fair. Some people have an unbelievable number of heavy burdens to endure, while others seem to sail through with a relatively light load.

Some people have great coping skills, and...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,978
Posted By rosethornva
In all seriousness, it's equally foreign to me...

In all seriousness, it's equally foreign to me that there are people who've never had a suicidal thought flit across their mind.

My grandmother ended her own life. I have other close relatives...
Forum: Business 07-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,158
Posted By rosethornva
That's so true, but maybe, in our lifetimes, that...

That's so true, but maybe, in our lifetimes, that pendulum will swing the other way. I know *many* 20-somethings and 30-somethings that will NEVER work long enough or live long enough to pay off...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By rosethornva
I love Mike Rowe and his comments make SO much...

I love Mike Rowe and his comments make SO much sense.

Number One favorite comment: "What if OSHA got it wrong? What if it's not 'Safety First'? What if it's 'Safety Third'"?

Number Two: ...
Forum: Historical Restoration 07-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,102
Posted By rosethornva
In 1921, there were 65 houses moved from...

In 1921, there were 65 houses moved from Penniman, Virginia (a DuPont WW1 munitions plant) to Norfolk, and they were all moved by barge (two houses per barge).

Amazing for 1921!
Forum: Historical Restoration 07-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,102
Posted By rosethornva
Did someone mention moving old houses? :) ...

Did someone mention moving old houses? :)

This happens to be a topic that I have a special interest in!!
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 20,453
Posted By rosethornva
If you're paralyzed by a fear of a cat getting...

If you're paralyzed by a fear of a cat getting trapped, would that mean you're "catatonic"?

:no::no::no:
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,921
Posted By rosethornva
I paid dearly for my three children to attend...

I paid dearly for my three children to attend private schools, mainly because our public schools were a zoo.

When parents have a "little skin in the game," they're going to make sure that their...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,921
Posted By rosethornva
I have a really good friend who ended up back in...

I have a really good friend who ended up back in the work force, and she renewed her teaching credentials and went to work at Portsmouth Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher. (Portsmouth, Virginia.)...
Forum: Remodeling Picture Post 07-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,787
Posted By rosethornva
I think the wallpaper is unchanged. Some of it...

I think the wallpaper is unchanged. Some of it appears in the "before" pictures.

I don't understand the attraction of tile floors. They're tough to keep clean in a kitchen.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By rosethornva
AMEN to that!!! In 1991, I started my *own*...

AMEN to that!!!

In 1991, I started my *own* appliance repair business and enjoyed a fair amount of success without resorting to and/or relying on government programs. I really was the true owner,...
Forum: Architecture & Design 07-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,628
Posted By rosethornva
Y'all know I truly LOVE old houses and all manner...

Y'all know I truly LOVE old houses and all manner of historic architecture, but I can tell you - we built some housing during both World Wars (1917/1918 and 1942-1945) that was JUNK.

Nothing...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,108
Posted By rosethornva
It was my 55th birthday! :D We had a party...

It was my 55th birthday! :D

We had a party at 12:00 noon and Hurricane Arthur scooted out of the way at about 10:30 am.
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