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Sometimes the “Good old days” were not so safe as can be seen by the story from 1919

On February 20, 1919 – Centreville Press, Bibb County, Alabama


Mrs. J. I. Logan was badly burned on Sunday evening about six o’clock while preparing supper on an oil stove. Some way the stove exploded, throwing oil over her and in a few seconds she was in a blaze. She had the presence of mind to wrap herself in a comfort in the adjoining room, and this probably saved her life. As it is, her burns are very painful on the limbs and hands, but not necessarily fatal. Mrs. Logan will be confined to her bed for some time with her injuries.

The alarm of fire was turned in and friends rushed to the assistance of the family who extinguished the blaze, and a doctor was soon on the scene, and her wounds dressed.

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ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Immigrants: Lost & Forgotten Stories includes some lost & forgotten stories of their experiences such as:

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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