TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: A brother advertises on his sister’s grave

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: A brother advertises on his sister’s grave

The brother of a girl who made a living by selling eggs thus pays loving tribute to her memory and advertises his own business:

Here lies the body of Mary McGrayn

Who was so very pure within
She broke the outward shell of sin,

And hatched herself a cherubim.
N. B. Her brother made of sterner stuff

Adds to her business that of snuff.

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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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