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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-06-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By rosethornva
While doing research on one of my books, I...

While doing research on one of my books, I remember reading a story about the very early days of developing steam-powered cars (late 1800s), and it said, "Maybe one day, we'll all be riding around in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,722
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: 36,722
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: General Discussion 01-02-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,722
Posted By rosethornva
Hi Southbluff, That first one sure looks...

Hi Southbluff,

That first one sure looks like a good match! Unfortunately, I can't see the foyer angle in your second photo. This little Cape Cod with the clipped gable was such a common design...
Forum: Architecture & Design 01-02-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By rosethornva
Whoa...

That house needs a little splash of paint, doesn't it? Can you imagine a 21st Century structure standing so long without any paint or maintenance?

The inside is phenomenal. I think that's a faux...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,253
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: 943
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: 1,253
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: 6,197
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: 36,722
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: 4,492
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 01-02-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,722
Posted By rosethornva
That may be a Wardway house but it sure doesn't...

That may be a Wardway house but it sure doesn't match any designs with which I'm familiar. Wardway sold their last kit home in 1932, and the house in the link looks like it's post-war (WW2).
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,722
Posted By rosethornva
:laughing::laughing::laughing: It's my LIFE....

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

It's my LIFE. This is what I do.

There were about 70,000 Sears kit homes built (1908-1940), and roughly 10% of them have been lost due to demolition or fire. If...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,722
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: 36,722
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,803
Posted By rosethornva
I'm glad to see both 2014 and 2015 in the rear...

I'm glad to see both 2014 and 2015 in the rear view mirror.

However...

I did find (and tour) some really cool Sears Homes in 2015...

LOL.
...
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: Architecture & Design 01-01-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,857
Posted By rosethornva
Oh man...that's funny. Yeah, I'm a big fan...

Oh man...that's funny.

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the Mid-Century Modern Ranch, but that house is not an attractive one.

Poor little house.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-04-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,976
Posted By rosethornva
That is a scary one, isn't it? Then again,...

That is a scary one, isn't it?

Then again, I've been doing that since age six, so that's 50 years now...

On a more serious note, it's very easy to understand why such a diagnosis could make...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-29-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By rosethornva
AWESOME! I had no idea there were words either,...

AWESOME! I had no idea there were words either, and I'm the world's biggest fan! :D

Plus, Andy Griffith is such a hottie!

So there's that.

:clap:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,585
Posted By rosethornva
How much does that thing weigh? I have a feeling...

How much does that thing weigh? I have a feeling in any accident, the Hummer wins!

Here's my sweet ride:
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,976
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: 8,976
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: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-29-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By rosethornva
I wholeheartedly agree. The stock market is...

I wholeheartedly agree.

The stock market is artificially high.

Time to invest in precious metals, or maybe PAST time...
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