Monday, October 18, 2010

Life's a Witch and then you fly........

Hello Me Pretties, One thing, that you did not know about me was that I was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, which is just a stone's throw from Salem. The Witch City and unofficial Halloween Mecca. The town was made legendary by the Salem Witch Trials, and quite possibly the most remarkable example of injustice, and the infamous case of mass hysteria.
     Salem Village in 1692, was a rather new settlement and there was an abundance of bickering between neighbors over property lines, the livestock grazing problem was widespread, and the church was not fully supported. The tension within the village was unwavering. Salem village was Puritan and extreme in their way of thinking. Life revolved around the meeting house, all roots to Paganism were strictly forbidden. These strict principles added to the community's stresses. Women were considered lustful in nature and believed to enlist the Devil's comfort. Rumors of witchcraft surfaced.
     The terrible events began to manifest. Spiteful little girls afraid of being punished for taking delight in the mesmerizing stories that Tituba the minister's slave from Barbados told. Ultimately it was the fear of being caught "dancing"  that claimed 25 lives. Nineteen were hanged at Gallows Hill, one man Giles Corey was tortured, crushed to death . Because he refused to enter a plea. Five others including a baby, died in prison.
     During Halloween, it is more exciting to scare the pants off yourselves. What better way than traveling to Salem and experiencing the 400 yr old spooky town. The main attraction is Salem Witch Museum where visitors are given a dramatic overview of the Witch Trials of 1692. Come face to face with the characters of The Witch Trials at the Salem Wax Museum, and  Watch Salem's only live 4D witchcraft and ghost performance with spectacular special effects and creatures that cruise the audience, for that up close and personal scare, at  The Witches Cottage at The Griffen Theatre. When you are all scared out and need a bit of refueling ,check out In a Pig's Eye for a hearty slow roasted pork loin sandwich with tangy maple Barbecue sauce.  Come relax, sit back and enjoy the experience of the Witch City.

Country Fair Style Kettle Corn

1/3 cup corn oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
salt to taste

Over medium heat, heat the oil in a study, heavy bottomed pot with a tight fitting lid. Drop in two or three popcorn kernels to test the oil. When the kernels pop add the sugar and popcorn, add cover and shake until the popping stops. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. The popcorn will be very hot and sticky due to the sugar. So chill a few minutes until it is safe to handle.

The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.~Author Unknown


Dominique said...

Psalm 37:32
The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him.

Psalm 37:12
The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.

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