Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

"Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time"–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christina Ricci Rocks!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Nathan Hale–American Spy

Nathan Hale ( June 6, 1755, Coventry, CT)

I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Emily Dickinson–"Afterlife”

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
December 10, 1830
May 15, 1886 (aged 55)
Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Friday, October 18, 2019


Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.–Edgar Allen Poe

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Witchcraft in America

The three hundredth anniversary of the Salem witch trials of 1692 comes at a time when witchcraft commands a scholarly attention that would have been puzzling in 1892 or even in 1792. Edmund Morgan

Biography: Paul Revere

In the Fall of 1774 & Winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories.–Paul Revere

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Profiles in History - Stephen Hopkins

"I've never seen, heard nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it could not even be talked about. H*** yes, I'm for debating anything; Rhode Island says Yea!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Is this Salem Witch Dungeon Museum HAUNTED??

“I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink!” Scaffolding abandoned and with feet swaying above the earth, the cries of accused witch Sarah Good were thought to be silenced. Good’s reedy words were not lost, however, with the bend of her neck—instead they breathe life into the brittle pages of the Salem records. Blending the noiseless horror of these factual documents with the immunity of historical fiction in Dorcas Good, Earhart attempts to return readers to the gnarled crest of Gallows Hill and the panic which coiled upon each Salem doorstep throughout the summer and autumn of 1692.–The Diary of Dorcas Good,Child Witch of Salem by Rose Earhart
Is the little girl who supposedly haunts the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum that of Dorcas Good's spirit?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The strange death of Edgar Allen Poe (October 7, 1849)

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.

There are more questions in heaven and earth than there are grains of sand in the universe!

Elvira meets HP Lovecraft

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.–HP Lovecraft

Legs that are too die for!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mary Towne Estey (August 24,1634–September 22,1692)

“I will say it, if it was my last time, I am clear of this sin.” -Mary Easty
Mary Towne Eastey was a defendant in the Salem witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. She was executed by hanging in Salem in 1692. Wikipedia
DiedSeptember 22, 1692, Salem, MA

Written by her 9th great grandson in 2016.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Trip to Sleepy Hollow

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.–Washington Irving (April 3, 1883 through November 28, 1859: final resting place Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, NY)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Love, whether newly born or...

Shocking, isn't it!

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.–Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Susannah Martin: Accused Witch

“A false tongue will never make a guilty person.” -Susanna Martin (Hanged for witchcraft: July 19, 1692)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The ghost (and the curse) of Giles Corey

The Curse of Giles CoreyGiles Corey was accused of witchcraft and crushed to death by the sheriff of Salem. With his dying words he cursed the sheriff and the town. Many believe the curse was real, and resulted in 300 years of ailing sheriffs and a great fire that destroyed much of Salem.
It is also whisper on dark corners, if Giles Corey ever meets his true love in the afterlife the curse will end!