Author: 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

PATRON: RECIPE WEDNESDAY -Apple Chutney – canning recipe from 1946

This recipe comes from a canning recipe book from 1946 so it makes a large amount. APPLE CHUTNEY 36 medium sized sour apples 18…

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Interesting old photographs found from Opelika – Can you add more information?

While researching stories, I frequently run across many photographs of people, and groups (identified and unidentified) like the ones below which may be of interest…


Patron+ Good Ole Days – Do you remember when the words, “Mad Dog” struck fear in your heart before we had the vaccine for dogs?

UPDATED Mad Dogs (Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama Three dogs reported to be mad, (hydrophobia)  were killed in East Florence…