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TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: These two headstones tell the story of the deceased life

On Thomas Kemp, who was hanged for sheep stealing:

Here lies the body of Thomas Kemp,
Who lived by wool, but died by hemp;
There’s nothing would suffice this glutton,
But, with the fleece, to steal the mutton;
Had he but work’d and lived uprighter,
He’d ne’er been hung for a sheep biter.


On a tombstone at Wolverhampton, in 1690, are these lines:

Here lies the bones

Of Joseph Jones,
Who eat while he was able;

But once o’erfed,
He dropped down dead,

And fell beneath the table.
When from the tomb,

To met his doom,
He rises amidst sinners;

Since he must dwell
In heav’n or hell,

Take him—which gives best dinners.


Faith and Courage: 2nd edition -A Novel of Colonial America

Faith and Courage: 2nd edition -A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love Book 2): Book 2 in Tapestry of Love Series (Kindle Edition)

By (author):  Donna R Causey
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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 All her books can be purchased at 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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