Days Gone By - stories from the past

SATURDAY SECRET: By dipping a broom in salt water, it will…

Household hints from the past:

By dipping a new broom in hot salt water before using, will toughen the bristles and make it last much longer.

A small paint brush kept in the kitchen in a handy place will help you keep the crumbs from your toaster.

Tie paper sacks over bunches of grapes and they will keep on the vines many weeks longer.

Old Tips on Removing Scratches from Wood Furniture

Rub Camphor oil into scratches to fill light or dark wood. The darker the wood, the more you need.

Rub the meat of walnuts into walnut wood.

Fill cherry or mahogany wood by applying iodine with a cotton swab or toothpick


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. Inspired by true events, these three books take you back to the time when our founding fathers who were immigrants from many countries, began to build new lives and a new country. All historical events actually took place on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland in the 17th century. Each book has an appendix at the end that delineates truth from fiction and sources and would make great gifts for history lovers or those who want to learn more about the early days of America. The descendants of the family depicted in these novels eventually settle in Alabama.

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

Ribbon of Love

Faith and Courage



I just finished this book and loved how the historical accounts were validated in the end of the book. The author did a great job in taking these accounts and creating a beautiful story. Loved it so much I just downloaded the next two books in the series!

I enjoyed reading the book. From what I have learned from researching my family history, this books follows what I would have expected of a family that moved to America in the 1600’s or so. I am looking forward to reading the rest of her books as this will help in understanding the times and places in the building of America.

A step back in time that pulls you in and makes you a part of the family and their world.

Ribbon of Love: A Novel of Colonial America (Tapestry of Love) (Volume 1) (Paperback)

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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