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FUNNY FRIDAY: No mimicking old maids or scheming widows
(Transcribed From Abbeville Advertiser, Abbeville, Alabama, March 17, 1859)
The following advertisement appeared in the New York Hearld:
“Board and Repose Wanted — in some sensible family, uninfested with cats, poodle dogs, canary birds, jews-harps, mimicking old maids, scheming widows, feminine hopefuls with match seeking mammas, or other nuisances. Hot dinner required on Sunday. Terms not to exceed $50 per month. Address Comfort Seeker, Bently’s Despatch, Madison Square.”
Inspired by actual people and historical events of colonial America, “The Kingdom of Accawmacke” is revealed and secrets about America’s history are discovered in this well-researched series. The story begins in 17th century England during the reign of Charles I and continues a family’s journey to the eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland.
The exhilarating action & subplots keep the reader in constant anticipation. It is almost impossible to put the book down until completion, Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
This is the first book I have read that puts a personal touch to some seemingly real people in factual events. Ladyhawk
Love books with strong women…this has one. Love early American history about ordinary people…even though they were not ‘ordinary’…it took courage to populate our country. This book is well researched and well written. Julia Smith
A picture of love and history rolled into one. A step back in time that pulls you in and makes you a part of the family and their world. Ken Flessas
Each book’s writing gets stronger, characters become real, the struggles and sorrows that laid the foundation for this country. Addictedtobooks
Not only is the story entertaining, it opens the eastern shore of the early Virginia Colony to the reader as a picture book….I know this story will touch many peoples’ hearts. B. Thomas
At the age of sixteen, Mary and her husband, whom she barely knows, are forced to escape the only home they’ve ever known and settle in the primitive 17th century world of America where they shape their family’s destiny for generations.