Days Gone By - stories from the past

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY- Be careful how you spell names on a tombstone

Two men were walking home after a party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

Greenwood Cemetery, original cemetery in Tuscaloosa, by Carol Highsmith, 2010

“Holy cow, Mister,” one of them said after catching his breath, “You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost!   What are you doing working here so late at night?”

“Those fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my name!”


Did you know that in the founding days of America many citizens were persecuted because of their religious beliefs?

Read about this period of American history in the historical series, Tapestry of Love.

The series consists of three novels which are available in Ebooks as well as Paperback:

Ribbon of Love

Faith and Courage



Another book of Colonial America, and finished it in 2 days. So very interesting and couldn’t put it down. I learned so much about the times of early America, and written in very good taste. It had love, Truth, wars etc that naturally took place, but I love it in novel form. I am a learner and this book by Donna Causey is full of it. You must read! Jan

Love this book. I downloaded the two books after this one and I’m reading the second one now.

Wonderful book! Anyone with family that traveled to America during the Colonial times will have a great personal connection.

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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  1. This is a refreshing site and I enjoy your articles. I pass along some to out of state friends and relatives from time to time and they enjoy them too.

  2. I realize it’s a typo on a date, but thought someone may want to correct it. Tecumseh arrived in the south in 1811. He spent the first part of his journey with the Choctaws and the Chickasaws, but failed to win them to go along with his scheme so he made his way to Florida where he made easy converts of the warlike Seminoles.** “In October of 2011” **he arrived in Creek country and he marched into a Grand Council meeting at Tookabatcha that was being held by Colonel Hawkins,

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