MONDAY MUSINGS: 12 Great truths children learn – You can’t baptize cats…

Great Truths about Life that children have learned….

  1. No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
  2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
  3. If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.
  4. Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
  5. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.
  6. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  7. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.
  8. Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.
  9. School lunches stick to the wall.
  10. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
  11. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
  12. The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma’s lap.

Did you know that in the founding days of America many citizens were persecuted because of their religious beliefs?

Read about this period of American history in the historical series, Tapestry of Love. Inspired by true events, these three books take you back to the time when our founding fathers who were immigrants from many countries, began to build new lives and a new country. All historical events actually took place on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland in the 17th century. Each book has an appendix at the end that delineates truth from fiction and sources and would make great gifts for history lovers or those who want to learn more about the early days of America. The descendants of the family depicted in these novels eventually settle in Alabama.

The series consists of three novels which are available in Ebooks as well as Paperback:

Ribbon of Love

Faith and Courage



I’ve been researching my family history & I also love history. Some of my ancestors arrived in the early 1700’s. Donna has written an enjoyable novel that presents one person’s journey from the old world to the new world. She has provided important historical background which helps one better understand why certain things happened. She also provided chapter notes at the end of the book which gave additional information for those who were interested. I found the story to move right along. The story of religious persecution in England helped on understand why many of our ancestors came to America

As soon as I discovered this book was published I ordered a copy from Amazon. I just finished reading this loving and delightfully written story. I’m telling everyone I know about it. Not only is the story entertaining, it opens the eastern shore of the Early Virginia Colony to the reader as a picture book. The charactors seem extraordinary real. I know this story of “Ribbon of Love” will touch many peoples hearts. I’m looking forward to the author’s next work.

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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One comment

  1. I love it! I never tried to baptize a cat, but I learned several of the other bits of wisdom by experience!

    It reminds me of a story told me by a friend. As her mother chatted with the next neighbor, she asked my friend Lyle to run home and check on her 4-year-old brother. This was in a community of small farms. As Lyle neared home, she spotted her brother Frank stirring something in the big washtub with a stick. When she arrived on the spot, she saw that he was making a whirlpool in the big tub of water. The kittens were swimming as fast as they could.

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