Linda Hamer Kennett’s Story Archive

Celebrating Fall — Hoosier Style

“When the frost is on the pumpkin, and the fodder’s in the shock, and you hear the kyouck gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock. Oh it’s then the time a feller is a feeling at his best. When he rises in the morning from a night of peaceful rest…” With these … Read More

Bringing Calm to the Chaos — Helping Your Parents Downsize

It is one of those things we know is inevitable and yet we procrastinate. Our parents are well into their retirement years and they are still in the home where you grew up. The taxes, insurance and maintenance are eating up their disposable income each month and sadly, the home … Read More

The World’s Finest Model Horses — Breyer

Sometimes in life things don’t go according to plan, but with the passage of time, we realize they turned our even better. Such was the case for the Breyer Molding Company of Chicago. In 1950 they were contracted to make a mold of a horse with a western saddle to … Read More

Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?

How well I remember my senior year in high school. Saving up for the latest Beatles album, waiting for trigonometry to sink in and waking each morning to the sound blasting from my Big Ben alarm clock. Who would have thought that those noise nuisances that so abruptly started the … Read More

A Return to Simplicity: Mission Style Furniture

With a passion for the environment and a love of nature, Gustav Stickley introduced simplicity to the American public in early 1900s. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of his native state, Wisconsin, Stickley’s philosophy of “organic architecture” was based on four ideas: a house should be constructed in harmony with … Read More