Monday, June 17, 2013

Tika & Salem "Witches" ???

We visited Salem, Massachusetts, last May 2013. Everything there is, of course, "witch" themed. Even the police showed the city colors:

I do not have an ancestor that was involved in the notorious and awful Salem Witch Trials but if you do there is plenty written about this sad time in our history. Google Wikipedia for an overall basic understanding of these years in Massachusetts and then Google Salem Witch Museum. And I would have never guessed, but the Library of Virginia has a witch trials archives..... transcriptions of the actual court proceedings are available at this website:

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive

And what does Tika say about all of this? "Let me at 'em!" Bless her heart. 

1 comment:

  1. Loved the photo of the police insignia! It was indeed a terrible time in our history. How sad to think we could burn people like ourselves at the stake.