Hello my friends, I want to say thanks for all of the sweet comments about my previous post! Having so much fun in New England and haven't spent much time on the computer.
A couple days ago we visited Salem, and boy did it put
a spell on me!
(the oldest cemetery in Salem)
It's an amazing town full of history.
Did you know that the Puritans believed that it was already predetermined if they would be saved or damned after death.
It was something that they constantly worried about.
The skull was commonly used on their headstones. The stone mason could have a bit of fun deciding whether or not he would give the skull a smile or a frown.
We learned that the Hawthorne name was originally Spelled without an h. It was added later to try and steer away from the fact that they were related to Col. John Hathorne, a witchcraft judge.
We toured The House of 7 gables made famous by the book written by Nathanial Hawthorne.
The gardens were gorgeous!
And look who followed me home. :)
The people of Salem really get into the spooky reputation that their city has.
Here are a few things that caught my eye.
Isn't this gate bewitching?
How about this twig village created by a North Carolina artist?
I felt a little like a 'who' in 'Whoville'.
Before we headed back to New Hampshire we enjoyed some delicious fish tacos.
We had such a fun day and I could have hung around
a little bit longer.
Off to a rummage sale!