Days Gone By - stories from the past

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY: Some people believed in engraving their trades on their tombstones.

These people must have been proud of their trades

Epitaph to blind woodsawyer in Georgia:

  • “While none ever saw him see
  • thousands have seen him saw.”

Elkhart, Indiana, epitaph on tombstone of teacher:

  • “School is out
  • Teacher has gone home.”

Epitaph to fireman in Wilmington, North Carolina

  • “William P. Monroe
  • Died 1878, Aged 38
  • He has Answered
  • His Last Alarm

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America  Inspired by true historical events, it is almost impossible to put the book down until completion. – Dr. Don P. Brandon, Retired Professor, Anderson Univer

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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