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When the Mundane was Novel–Sears Sells a Flashlight

Most of the household items we use are so familiar that we cannot imagine instructions were ever needed to understand them. But all things were new and strange once. Consider the entry below from the 1908 Sears catalog—but first, a word about Sears.

Sears Roebuck and Company was a mail-order business in 1908. There […]

Write Your Own History! My Life (so far) With Computers

I WROTE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO AS PART OF A FAMILY HISTORY. I DECIDED TO POST IT HERE AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS TO WRITE SIMILAR STORIES FOR THEIR FAMILIES. IF YOU ARE OLDER THAN 40 YOU HAVE OBSERVED SOME INTERESTING CHANGES IN DAILY LIFE THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE REALIZED. WHEN TELEVISION STATIONS […]