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MONDAY MUSINGS: This newspaper article could have been written today instead of the 1880s

Evidence Of Folly

  • To attempt to borrow money on the plea of extreme poverty.
  • To believe that your own relatives are the best friends you will ever meet with.
  • To ask the publisher of a new periodical how many copies he sells per week.
  • To make yourself generally disagreeable, and wonder that no one will visit you unless they gain some palpable advantage by it.
  • To get drunk and complain next morning of a headache.
  • To judge people’s piety by their attendance at church.
  • To keep your clerks on miserable salaries, and wonder at their robbing you.
  • Not to go to bed when you are tired and sleepy because it is not bed time.
  • To make your servants tell lies for you, and afterward be angry because they tell lies for themselves.
  • To tell your own secrets, and believe that other people will keep them.
  • To render a man voluntary service, and expect him to be grateful for it.
  • To give a school boy pocket money and tell him not to spend it.

1870 Office Workers (Library of Congress)

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Confrontation:: Lost & Forgotten Stories

Prior to statehood, Alabama was a vast wilderness with a large Native American population. It is only natural that when new immigrants from other states arrived, conflicts over the land would arise. Soon, these small conflicts exploded into war.

Alabama Footprints Confrontation is a collection of lost and forgotten stories that reveals why and how the confrontation between the Native American population and settlers developed into the Creek-Indian War as well as stories of the bravery and heroism of participants from both sides.
Some stores include:

  • Tecumseh Causes Earthquake
  • Terrified Settlers Abandon Farms
  • Survivor Stories From Fort Mims Massacre
  • Hillabee Massacre
  • Threat of Starvation Men Turn To Mutiny
  • Red Eagle After The War


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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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