Friday, October 25, 2013

Salem, MA, The witches of Salem

This is a brick of tea.  It was on display in the witches house.
This is a cone of sugar.

You might ask why we would visit a place like the Witches of Salem.  My answer would be, I do not believe in witches, therefore I had nothing to fear, for I believe in the almighty God and he goes with me everywhere.  We love historical places and this is a true historical place and is a part of our USA history.  It really happened.
We are off to see the witches in Salem, MA Saw this road sign along side of the road.  This was just one of many and we certainly did watch for moose, because we wanted to see one or some.  The only one we saw was in a trailer or the back of someones pickup where they had shot and killed them.  Poor things. 

These are river otters which were playing in the water at a campground where we stayed for a night.  They were so cute.

This is a 1600's spice cabinet.  Notice the lock on this cabinet.  At that time spices were really expensive and precious to come by.
"The Witch House" from the back corner.
Front of the Witch House.
In January of 1692, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris of Salem Village became ill. When they failed to improve, the village doctor, William Griggs, was called in. His diagnosis of bewitchment put into motion the forces that would ultimately result in the death by hanging of nineteen men and women. In addition, one man was crushed to death; seven others died in prison, and the lives of many were irrevocably changed. The other young girls began to point fingers and make accusations and naming names calling them witches.
Nathaniel Hawthorne visited many times in this house and was so inspired to write a book and call it The House of Seven Gables.  I have not read this book, but after visiting the house, I do want to read it.  From what the tour guide told us, it must be a very interesting book.
This is the only Witch we saw in Salem while we were there.  Isn't she adorable?
We took off to see this one.  It began with a portion of a play about the witches.
This was a scene from the play.  The girls did a great job of play their character. The lady on your left is playing Sarah Goode and is being accused of witchcraft by Ann Putman, the girl to your right.
This was a statue on the street on a pedestal, or so we thought.  When we drew near, she moved around.  She was alive!!!!

An alley decorated for Halloween, creepy crawlers, etc.
Pop wanted to take my picture so I stood on this platform and let him.  Don't you think I look better than I did?
Statue in the middle of town of a witch.
The Willow trees in this park were given to Salem by Great Britain.
This is another light house on the place we were staying.  Beautiful Place.  It is a working lighthouse.