New PDF release: 13 Mississippi Ghosts and Jeffrey

By Kathryn Tucker Windham

ISBN-10: 0817303790

ISBN-13: 9780817303792

Money owed of ghostly and religious happenings at 13 destinations all through Mississippi.

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It was hard to tell exactly when Ebenezer became old, but sometime during those years when James was growing up, Ebenezer slipped past the invisible but inflexible time line that marks the arrival of old age. Having reached that milepost, he became known as Uncle Eb. Though he knew the title signified affection and respect, Ebenezer winced the first few times he heard himself called Uncle, and he found it particularly upsetting to have James Gordon, his young master, call him Uncle Eb. James, home from college, felt uncomfortable about using the title.

The four tall Doric columns to support the portico were shipped from Scotland (some Pontotoc residents said they came from a real castle) to Mobile and were brought overland by ox carts to Pontotoc. Spectators from all over the countryside came to watch those massive columns raised into place. When the house was finished, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon invited their friends to come to a party, a social christening for Lochinvar. That party with its music and lights and feasting and dancing and laughter was one of James Gordon's earliest memories.

All that mattered was that he was beside her. Hours later, when the party was over and when the last guest had gone, Catherine paused a minute to choose a pink camellia from an arrangement on the hall table: she planned to press the flower as a memento of the night. " Other cousins hanging over the railing took up the chant, "Catherine's got a beau! " Catherine's blush was almost as bright as the camellia she held. From that night until her visit ended, John Howell was a frequent caller at Judge McGehee's home, escorting Catherine to dances, to supper parties, to church.

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