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13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

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Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased, through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published August 30th 1987 by University Alabama Press (first published January 1st 1969)
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Amber Arthur
Jul 01, 2008 Amber Arthur rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in ghost stories, Southern folklore, Alabama history, and Southern female writers
The first in a series of old-fashioned, Southern storytelling by Mrs. Katherine Tucker Windham.

I was so honored to listen to her speak at my college my senior. Her stories are filled with even more life when presented orally.

I read this book in the 5th grade. After reading the first tale, I was hooked.

Usually a scaredy cat, I was hesitant to check the book out. But our teacher had recommended that we read the book since Mrs. Windham was gaining noteriety as a Southern woman writer and as a journ
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Debra Glass
My favorite childhood book.
Lesley
I grew up enjoying hearing Kathryn Tucker Windham tell storied in my elementary classrooms! She got me hooked on storytelling, and maybe even on ghost stories too. Since I grew up in Alabama, this book was the first of Windham's that I read, so it holds a special place in my heart.
Tracy Sides
I loved hearing her tell stories! As a child I got to hear her at school and at libraries. And as an adult I would take time every Friday to hear her tell a story on Alabama Public Radio. She is a legend!
Tonya
i have read this several times through the years! the first time i read it was in elementary school!
bup
Some of these stories actually scared me as a kid. I'd still like to see the window in the courthouse.
Sara
Come on - admit it. You have great memories of these books, too.
Laura Jacoby
Favorite from when I was a little girl.
Grace
As a young girl growing up in a small town in Alabama, I heard these ghost stories at cheerleading camp, sleepovers, and the like. I bought this book to read more in-depth about the stories I heard and to read those I never knew about. It brought back great memories of being scared out of my wits as a 12 year-old at cheerleading camp at Huntingdon College and driving through Aliceville and seeing the face in the courthouse window. So much nostalgia. I can't wait to share these stories with my ki ...more
Joy Barr
This is one of those books that was always checked out from the library at school. But I don't know why because it is boring. It is a good coffee table book, but not much else.
Shannon Clark
It was neat to read a book about the "ghosts" that still reside in Alabama. It would be even more interesting to visit those places. Oooohhhh....scary!
Sallie
A classic!
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Kathryn Tucker Windham was an American storyteller, author, photographer, and journalist.

Windham got her first writing job at the age of 12, reviewing movies for her cousin's small town newspaper, The Thomasville Times. She earned a B.A. degree from Huntingdon College in 1939. Soon after graduating she became a reporter for the Alabama Journal. Starting in 1944 she worked for The Birmingham News.
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