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Orkney Folklore: The Restless Children

“Restless children” is a term that was coined for those children who were denied a Christian burial, their bodies instead placed in unconsecrated land. The reported hauntings that came as a result of this were in a way more chilling in that there weren’t really any accounts of seeing ghosts, aside from strange lights that some spoke of seeing in the area. 304 more words

Merksay

Cassandra- Christa Wolf

“Cassandra. I saw her at once. She, the captive, took me captive; herself made an object by others, she took possession of me.”- Christa Wolf, …

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Book Reviews

SLAVES TO SPINNING ALONG THE BLACKSTONE:

Today is Patriot’s Day. Here in Massachusetts, this day commemorates – and re-enacts — the battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of our Revolutionary War. 2,116 more words
Photography

1902 – 1903 Town of Orrington – Annual Report

In this edition we learn among other things that Josiah D. Hinds is still a Constable in the town. He has been for a number of years. 894 more words

Orrington

Walk Around the World

Since I can’t do much of anything myself right now, I am living vicariously through others to get my adventure fix.  I recently read a months-old issue of National Geographic magazine, and found… 292 more words

Travel

Happy Easter

As kids, Easter was a day of celebration beginning with my sisters and me running downstairs in excitement to find our Easter baskets full of small toys and lots of candy. 611 more words

Kid Stuff

National Archives to Feature One of Hillary’s Biggest Failures and Soon to Be One of America’s

The National Archives on Friday was preparing to release its largest batch yet of previously withheld documents from the Clinton administration, with topics to include the conflicts in Somalia and Rwanda, Middle East peace negotiations, the Oklahoma City bombing and public figures like Richard M.

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Politics