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TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Two widowers’ epitaphs for their wives

On a tombstone in Worcester, England, is the following singular inscription:


“Mammy and I together lived

Just two years and a half;

She went first — I followed next,

The cow before the calf.”

The following Epitaph was on a young lady who died just previous to the day appointed for her wedding:

“The wedding-day appointed was,

And wedding dress provided;

But ere the wedding-day arrived

She sickened and she die did.”

Ribbon of Love: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) Inspired by true historical events, Mary and Henry Pattenden flee to America to escape religious persecution – Will a special gift from her parents provide all Mary needs to face life in a new world?

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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