By Kathryn Tucker Windham
Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters within the Windham domestic in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence recognized in October 1966, and because then he has endured, at abnormal and rare periods, to clump down the corridor, slam doorways, rock in a chair, frighten the relations cat (now deceased, via no fault of Jeffrey), circulation heavy items of furnishings, reason digital gear to malfunction, and conceal items. He often accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and stories of Jeffrey's antics are greatly recounted.
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Sometimes the rider who won the race would receive a silver-trimmed saddle as a prize, but some of the spectators won far more valuable monetary trophies. Beyond the racetrack was a secluded spot where cock fighting and, occasionally, gander pullings attracted the younger gentlemen of the neighborhood. These sports, however, were frowned upon by their elders, and those Page 40 who frequented them never talked about these events at home. If the guests drove through Cahaba in the afternoon, they would likely see the town's lawyers and doctors sitting along the shady sidewalks with their chairs tilted back and their feet resting on the gnarled tree trunks, laughing and talking until lengthened shadows signaled time for supper.
Soon the blazing hull of the Eliza Battle drifted downstream and sank here in the Tombigbee. Page 53 In the group was James Eskridge who commandeered a skiff, the only one available, and paddled through the freezing storm to rescue survivors from treetops, from floating cotton bales, and from the edge of the water. For hour after endless hour he maneuvered the small boat through the dark water looking for survivors. Some witnesses credited him with bringing as many as one hundred persons to safety.
Saunders pushed open the front door and hurried inside to see if Rocky Hill Page 18 Even as she spoke, the lady vanished. Page 19 Castle was still as lovely as when she had last lived there. She started up the stairway, eager to see again the panoramic view from her bedroom window, when she was startled by a lady standing on the stairs. The lady, dressed in soft blue, stood with one hand resting on the stair rail and the other hand gracefully lifting, ever so slightly, her full hoop skirt. Recovering from her surprise at finding someone in the house, Mrs.
13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham