Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey Jeffrey is the mischievous something that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma Alabama He first made his presence known in October and since then he has continued at irregular and inf

  • Title: Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey
  • Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham Margaret Gillis Figh
  • ISBN: 9780817303761
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects He frequently accompanies Mrs Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey s antics are widely recounted.

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    1. Kathryn Tucker Windham Margaret Gillis Figh

      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 In 1946 she married Amasa Benjamin Windham with whom she had three children In 1956 she went to work at the Selma Times Journal where she won several Associated Press awards for her writing and photography A collection of her photographs is on display at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts She died on June 12, 2011 The 2004 documentary film, Kathryn The Story of a Teller, directed by Norton Dill, chronicles Windham s life and varied careers.

    103 thoughts on “Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey”

    1. This collection of the ghost stories culled from many story-telling sessions around the State of Alabama by the wonderful Kathryn Tucker Windham can easily be read in a single setting, but why hurry? It's a delightful collection of ghost stories in the classic folkloric tradition; tales passed down from person to person over the generations until multiple versions exist. Are they true? Maybe, maybe not, but is that really the important thing. I think it gives us insights, if not into the lives o [...]


    2. With Halloween right around the corner, if you are looking for a great collection of ghost stories which a strong historical context 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey is a wonderful read. These ghostly tales have historical significance in various places in the South and the author has such an engaging way of setting the mood and atmosphere of each story. As other reviewers have mentioned, these stories are meant to told or read aloud, preferably with a spooky backdrop or setting. Within some of the [...]


    3. What a treasure Kathryn Tucker Windham was. I listened and watched her narrate these stories on YouTube at different "haunted" locations in Alabama when I was having trouble locating a copy of the actual book. I'm glad I never found the written copy. Mrs. Windham was so charming in the video and had this wonderful accent and straw hat. Thirteen Alabama Ghosts was a fun pre-Halloween read and an interesting lesson in Alabama history. I'd like to visit some of the places in this book to see if the [...]


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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.


    6. 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!






    7. I remember reading this in grade school! Growing up in Alabama, we all thought this was the coolest book back in fifth grade. I remember we all took turns checking it out of the library! I wished I stilled in Alabama and could of shared this book with my kids.


    8. I loved reading this book as a kid and I found out I loved it just as much as an adult. Everything I love about Alabama history and Southern folklore is in this book.




    9. One of my favorite authors and storytellers. The whole "13" set is outstanding. Alabama lost a gem when she passed.


    10. 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 [...]


    11. This is basically mandated reading if you grew up in Alabama. Miss Windham would make guest appearances at our grade schools and share some special stories about Jeffrey. Children that grew up in that era felt like they had actually met Jeffrey. The books chilled me when I read the stories and I find them still just as entertaining and believable today. Each story is accompanied by a picture or drawing of the house or location of the haunting. It is a very exciting book to read.


    12. A series of quaint true ghost stories. She's a very straightforward storyteller, not much for creative embellishments. This doesn't seem unlike other ghost story compilations I've read (and there are many, I have a collection), so its about average for me. It probably comes across better in audio.


    13. Most of the people I've met that have grown up in the South have read these stories. I remember the video version of this with Windham narrating the stories on location. She had the perfect combination of storytelling, history, and performance. I wish there was a dvd version of it, but I only recall it being on VHS.


    14. Read this years ago and loved it, of course. I live in Alabama. Some fun reading here. I grew up near Tuscaloosa and this was popular with all my friends.


    15. 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. Oooohhhhary!




    16. 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.



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