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CONCERNING VISITING CARDS

(Excerpt from The Courtland Enterprise, Courtland, Alabama, February 15, 1894)

Ladies’ cards are governed by the following rules: A married woman in society, especially with daughters, should always use the prefix “Mrs.” Widows and maiden ladies often prefer to use the simple name without prefix; fashion dictates otherwise. A young lady in society, having passed her first season, should, if the eldest daughter, use simply, for instance, “Miss Bothwell.”

If a younger daughter, she should use her Christian name in full. In her first season, a debutante should engrave her name below that of her brother, her individual card not appearing till the second season. On visiting with her mother the name of a daughter may be engraved below that of her mother; if separate, her card should always be left with her mother’s card. The same applies to a plurality of daughters, the names being grouped.

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past


This book is a compilation of some of the funny and helpful tips from our past history. Some recipes and tips date back to 1770s. One or two sound a little dangerous and I would never try them myself, but I’ve included then in this book for their humorous and historical value. A few are useful, especially for our ‘green’ society today


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 www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com 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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