MONDAY MUSINGS: Random thoughts about stress [vintage pictures]


If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old.

Laughing girl Childersburg, Alabama. Coosa Court defense housing project. Laughing girl 1942 (John Collier, Library of Congress)Laughing girl  from Childersburg, Alabama. Coosa Court defense housing project -1942 (photographer, John Collier, Library of Congress)


The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

The shoemaker (Library of Congress)The Macarony shoe maker ca. 1770, Engraving published by M. Darly., (Library of Congress)

Can it be a mistake that “STRESSED” is “DESSERTS” spelled backwards.

GEN. JOHN J. PERSHING AND MRS. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT CUT CAKE AT WALTER REED HOSPITAL, 1910 Harris and Ewing (Library of Congress) (2)Gen. John J. Pershing and Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt cut cake at Walter Reed Hospital, 1935 Harris and Ewing (Library of Congress)

Check out all books by Donna R Causey

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?

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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