28 May 2008

Entry for June 10, 2007

Entry for June 10, 2007

On this day in history 1692 : First Salem witch hanging
In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.
The Rev. Samuel Parris's nine year old daughter, Betty, and a twelve year old niece, Abigail Williams played around with "witch craft" with Tituba, the family slave. Other neighbor girls soon became involved. Tituba told stories about witch craft including fortune telling. They were Puritans and as you may imagine all H--L broke out when it was revealed what they were doing. Fingerpointing soon happened and the trials for witchcraft soon commenced. The following links contain a plethora of information on the trials including transcripts.

On June 7th, I made a comment in one of my entries that my son is single. I have gotten some backlash from this. To Matthew, and the others, I'm sorry if you took offense. None was intended. Matt has been corresponding with a girl from overseas for a few years now. Matthew is an adult and what he does is his own business. Sorry to all concerned.

(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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