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 persevered, at abnormal and rare durations, to clump down the corridor, slam doorways, rock in a chair, frighten the relatives cat (now deceased, via no fault of Jeffrey), circulate heavy items of furnishings, reason digital gear to malfunction, and conceal gadgets. He usually accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and stories of Jeffrey's antics are broadly recounted.
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Page 57 Miss Carter's relatives lived in Virginia, far away from the Marengo County town of Demopolis, and despite her duties as housekeeper for the large mansion and as companion for the children she was often lonely. General Whitfield was aware of her loneliness, so, being a kind and thoughtful man, he was pleased for her to invite her sister Evelyn to come to Gaineswood to spend the winter with her. Evelyn was an excellent musician and loved to play Page 58 Together they created stirring, rousing music that filled the spacious rooms of Gaineswood.
Unhappily, most of the tales about these places and the specters that haunt them are fragmentary and repetitious, consisting mainly of vague accounts of mysterious footsteps, slamming doors, clanking chains, or darting lights. But there are Alabama ghosts of distinction whose marvelous exploits have entertained many generations of listeners and who have become a treasured part of Southern folklore. Thirteen of these stories have been selected for use in this book. Some readers may find that the versions of tales in this collection differ from the stories they have heard.
I didn't come to your room, dear," she said. " However, she and her mother agreed not to mention the episode to Mary as they did not want to frighten her. Page 30 The next night the sisters were in their big bed, and Nimmo was sleeping soundly when Mary clutched her and sobbed in fright. ''Nimmo! Nimmo, wake up!! Somebody came in here and covered us up. I thought at first it was Mother, but it wasn't. " The child was almost hysterical, and Nimmo was frightened too, but she calmed her sister enough so that they could go together to their parents' room.
13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham