:: Monday, November 01, 2004 ::

Samhain Fun and Forgiveness

'Witches' and Cats Pardoned in Ceremony A day late for Halloween, but never mind. It is strange to think that the South East of Scotland was a centre of terror and pogroms, with up to 4000 innocent people executed for 'witchcraft'. Puritanism had its progressive side, it also had a side of grim zealotry and murderous excess.

We had 3 sets of guisers round last night (I refuse to call them 'trick of treaters'). As I was leaving the house I heard two groups trade stories "We got cakes from one house" says one group. "What? We only got lollipops. Fucking lollipops" says the other. Aw, bless.

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