TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Her friends placed a record of her heart’s desire

In an old cemetery in Kentucky is buried a certain aged spinster who lived heart-whole and fancy-free to the age of 70 years. Her solace, as told by her each week in prayer meeting, was that when this life of pain and disappointment was ended, she hoped during all eternity to peacefully rest on the breast of Abraham. Her friends knowing her heart’s desire placed a record in this wise on her tombstone:

  • Here the remains of Mary Ann rest,
  • She has gone to slumber on Abraham’s breast.
  • Tis very fine for Mary Ann
  • But rather rough on Abraham.

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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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