MONDAY MUSINGS – Laughing helps. It’s like jogging on the inside.

Great Truths About Life That Adults have learned

  1. Raising teenagers is like nailing JELLO to a tree.
  2. There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
  3. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.
  4. One reason to smile is that every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring.
  5. The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere… and let the air out of their tires.
  6. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly car payment is due.
  7. Families are like fudge .. mostly sweet with a few nuts.
  8. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
  9. Laughing helps. It’s like jogging on the inside.
  10. Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
  11. My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely.
  12. If you can remain calm, you just don’t have all the facts.
  13. You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) – A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama

Filled with drama, suspense, humor, and romance, DISCORDANCE continues the family saga from the Tapestry of Love series with the children of Mary Dixon who married Thomas Cottingham.

Inspired by true events and the Cottingham family that resided in 17th century Somerset, Maryland and Delaware, colonial America comes alive with pirate attacks, religious discord, and governmental disagreements in the pre-Revolutionary War days of America.

Orphaned at an early age, the Cottngham siblings face pirate attacks, illness, injuries, and the disappearance of a loved as they try to establish their lives in the wilds of early America. Will they prevail or be torn apart over the issue of slavery?

As in the Tapestry of Love series, the author takes the reader back in time to the beginning days of America. DISCORDANCE: The Cottinghams will appeal to a wide-range audience.


I like all the books in the series.

The author has captured the reader’s attention with a new story. Well done Donna. Sandra

Discordance: The Cottinghams (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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