May 25, 2017

What does it mean to build a teardrop? For several years, I have read, edited and even written numerous teardrop build stories and with each one my interest increases. From the planning, plotting and even problem solving, it is awesome to see a builder start with what...

May 18, 2017

Cool Tears is excited to announce a partnership with the Heartland Tearjerkers group! For several weeks now, I have been scheming with the group leaders about a gathering this fall that would be open to Cool Tears readers. 

So here is the scoop: Oktoberfest will be held...

May 11, 2017

So we have cats.


Owning a few acres that sits directly next to a field and a cow pasture means we have cats.

When we first moved in I took a free MALE kitten and then a little less than a year later HE gave birth to 7 kittens on my kitchen floor. Needless to say we...

May 4, 2017

Michael Cubberley is a rookie shop teacher with a passion to have a real impact in the lives of his students. He spent part of the year having them build small projects but the biggest project is a teardrop camper that the students are building to sell to pay for next...

April 27, 2017

I've said this before but as the editor of Cool Tears, I receive some amazing notes from readers across the globe. Each one is read and pondered; some, though, move me so much that I take a few minutes to ponder the life I've been given. One such email was received in...

April 20, 2017

Once again this year the great folks from the Tearjerker’s groups are planning a huge blowout gathering in July. While bummed that we cannot attended this year (next year we will for sure be in attendance), we are sending a box of swag! 

From the hosts, “With expec...

April 13, 2017

Oh the joys of life in these days of social media! I have often said that I was born in the right time in history simply because of my love of technology. And while I certainly am not an expert in the IT world, I do enjoy staying up to date on gadgets and software. I h...

April 6, 2017

Editors Note: This article was first published in the May/June 2015 issue of Cool Tears. It received great feed back as many readers chose to utilize the steps shown to design their own trailer. If you have used SketchUp be sure to email with your plans and finished pr...

March 23, 2017

On August 21, 2017 the United States will encounter a total solar eclipse. It's the first one to grace the continental United States since 1979 and the first to run from sea to shining sea since 1918. Although a total solar eclipse — when the new moon passes in front o...

March 9, 2017

In the March/April 2016 issue of Cool Tears, we ran a feature story on the Chesapeake Light Craft Companies version of a teardrop camper. This boat company is well known on the east coast for their quality of kits and plans for wooden boats. They took their knowledge a...

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