Salem Witch Trials and a Clean Closet

You know what I hate more than anything, well, almost anything, when someone says new year new me. Stop doing that, all of you jinxed 2020. 

I started this year like I have started every year of my life, alone, oh wait, last year was the exception due to Alex and Elicia’s wedding. 

I decided I would clean my closet and organize it, you have to know, I have an addiction. Several really, one is shoes and boots, the other is clothes. I love shopping for both, my closet was about to explode. 

I decided if I have not worn something in the past two years I was throwing it out. I now have two giant black trash bags ready for charity. One giant black trash bag to throw away and a box ready to go to my bestie. It is filled with sundresses, she loves those and I have ton that still has the tags on them. I know I am not going to wear them, the way things are looking I will still be living in workout clothes and pajamas this coming summer.

Not to worry, my closet is still packed with clothing, I got rid of none of my evening wear, which I love, nor my costumes. But those are all in a different closet, I keep those separate from the rest. 

One would think I would be embarrassed by all of this, I am not, I love my shopping and I love shoes, boots and clothes. 

I now have to find a charity that picks up the goods, I have to be honest, if I am left to my own devices I will drive around with that stuff in my car for weeks. 

I also spent New Years with Bridgerton, a worthy way to spend my time. It was completely worth every minute spent watching it, I will probably watch it again.

It is based on a series of books, I am going to try and find the books so I can see what happens to these characters.

I found out the most interesting thing ever, I discovered I am related to Elizabeth Howe, who is that you asked, I am so glad you did.

She was accused of being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts, she was found guilty and hanged in 1692. She was my 8th great aunt. I don’t know which one of her siblings is my direct line, but I will figure it out.

But this explains so much, like why I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch, why as a child I was fascinated with Samantha Stevens. Why I read everything I could get my hands on about the Salem witch trials. I am definitely going to plan a trip to go there, I’ve always wanted to now I have added incentive. 

I have such a connection with this country, going all the way back to the 1600’s. I love this country and I am a proud American. God Bless America and God Bless our President!

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