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MONDAY MUSINGS: Some thoughts and old pictures about life in general [vintage pictures]


The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Teaching conversation (1901 Benjamin Johnston, Library of Congress)Teaching conversation – Photograph shows six boys and the teacher standing at the front of a classroom discussing a chair set on a table; desks and other students in the foreground. Johnston, Frances Benjamin,  photographer, 1901 (Library of Congress)

Time may be a great healer, but it’s also a lousy beautician

Hair dressing (2)Hair Dressing ca. 1920 (Library of Congress)


How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you’re on.

Bath -Girls waiting in line at a bath house in New York ca. 1910 (Library of Congress)Girls waiting in line at a bath house in New York ca. 1910 (Library of Congress)


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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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