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TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Thought provoking tombstones about life

Thought provoking inscriptions found on tombstones

In Highgate cemetery, London:

“Life’s like a Winter’s Day:
Some only Breakfast and away;
Others to Dinner stay, and are full fed;
The oldest one but Sups and goes to Bed:
Wretched is he that lingers out the day—
He that goes the soonest has the least to pay.”


In memory of Anthony Curtis:

“This world’s a City full of crooked streets,
And death the Market-place where all men meets;
If Life was Merchandise that men could buy,
The rich would live and none but poor would die.”

Discordance: The Cottinghams Inspired by true events and the Cottingham family that resided in 17th century Somerset, Maryland, and Delaware, colonial America comes alive with pirate attacks, religious discord, and governmental disagreements in the pre-Revolutionary War days of America.

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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