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Tombstone Tuesday: Married again after death?

The following Epitaph, from the Churchyard at North Shields, England, has been the subject of much laughter on account of its absurdity:


In memory of James Bell, of North Shields, who died 16th Jan., 1763, aged 42 years. Margaret, widow of the above said James Bell, died Dec. 30, aged 49 years. She was wife, after, to Wm. Fenwick of North Shields.”

Under the above, the following lines had been written in pencil:

“As in the Scriptures it is said

No marriages in heaven are made,

It seems that Margaret’s ghost did go

To Pluto’s dreary realms below,

Where she, poor soul, not long had tarried,

Till her friend Will and her got married.”

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past 

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VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past


By (author): Donna R Causey
Have you heard excessive brain labor causes baldness or the cure for wrinkles is a tepid bath in bran?

Do you want to know Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Vinegar of the Four Thieves or how to make Ox Tail Soup?

Have you ever had ‘blueberry pickles’, ‘batallia pie’ or ‘snow birds’? You will learn all this and more in “Vinegar of the Four Thieves.”

Our ancestors had to be resilient when they faced obstacles in daily life, from dealing with pests, medical emergencies, caring for clothing and cleaning shortcuts. Almost everything they used in daily life was homemade. Some ideas were great but some were very strange.

This book is a collection of household tips, medical cures, clothing care and old recipes from the 1800’s and 1900’s. Many of the tips, such as the household cleaners, cooking tips and ways to control pests, still work and are helpful in today’s ‘green’ environment while others such as ‘how to cure a dog of eating eggs’ will make you laugh. Either way, this book will help you appreciate the difficult life your grandparents endured.

With Bonus: First two chapters of novel Ribbon of Love

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About Donna R Causey

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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