Tuesday, August 14, 2007

An Anniversary and Adventures in Salem Massachusetts

That was me 14 years ago today!!! Can I just say that if I had it to do over again I would pick the exact same man! I feel soooo blissfully happy to have my perfect partner! Heres our love story in more wonderful detail,just in case your curious,and yes that is indeed hateful babysbreath in my requested bouquet of all white roses,and yes,I'm still bitter about it!

.....and as it is my duty as an experienced married person to engage in some cliches.....vacation pictures ,being served up!Massachusetts is full of history and yummy seafood. Two excellent reasons to vacation there.We especially loved our day in Salem,and whilst dining on a lobster omelette ,we spied a ship in the bay.
Well ofcourse we had to explore ye olde ship,as my oldest had some required reading for sixth grade.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is about a thirteen year old girls adventures on a ship in the high sea. I was thrilled to let our exploring bring this book to life for my daughter.
....but lets face it,while in Salem what we were really interested in was .....The witchy stuff!
You will find your best example at The Salem Witch Museum. Did you know 19 men and women were hanged along with one man pressed to death,before the witch histeria ended. More of the accused died in prison,even after they were acquited,because they were unable to pay their court fees. A play I love to read is Arthur Millers "The Crucible"(I generally prefer reading Mr Millers plays rather than viewing them),but I really did not know his characters were actual people that were inexorably involved with these horrifying events.
There are many fun bell,book ,and candle type shoppes,full of wonderfully fascinating goodies.Everything is in walking distance,so don't be fooled into grabbing a rick-shaw.
Speaking of fascinating goodies......there was also a vintage clothing store to visit.
Doesn't it look welcoming and delicious?
I really NEEDED to explore some local vintage,since we did not have time to visit Screaming Mimis in NYC.
This is the adorable owner who was a fashion history and design graduate. She promised to send me her newsletter,so ofcourse I will share what will probably be great fun with yummy tidbits!Don't forget to visit "Modern Millies" on the main square!
This is the babydoll dress I bought. I know exactly how I will style it,with brown textured tights,and matching suede pumps. Gosh ,it really puts me in the mood for cold weather!
I love the dainty button detail,and the pumpkin shade. Pumpkin? Hey ,maybe it will be my Thanksgiving dress! I can't wait for fall weather!

...and just what did we find lurking in the shop behind Pirate Girl?
Remember how I shared that my baby was into drawing girl vampires?
She has expanded her ouvre to include cats with human bodies!What does she want to be for Halloween ?
A cat/vampire! Perhaps I can use my make-up artist skills learned here to make her vision happen,and the costume was half off!
We took the ferry boat back into Boston ,after our day in Salem,and took turns walking on the deck and letting the wind BLOOOOW us to and fro,this was our view from the deck!

Anastasia nominated me as a rockin' girl blogger ! Just take a look at my right hand side-bar links for a collection of completely bangin' gals,but if you are a regular JDP reader ,you probably already know the uber-cool that is my cyber-fems! I mean how could I possibly single out just a few?
....and lastly just a reminder to my hubs.....

"Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows.
Without you, the seeds root, the flowers bloom, the children play.
The stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you.
The earth turns, the sun burns,
but I die, without you."
-Jonathan Larson


stephanie said...

ahhh, jdp, how very sweet of you!! I'm sure your hubbie agrees!

happy, happy!!!

AND pressed to death??? ughhhh! What a fascinating place to visit...one day.

AND OF COURSE you are one rockin girl!!!

mosaic queen said...

I must now put Massachusetts on my list of places to visit! Thanks for sharing!
Your poem is very touching......Happy Anniversary!!!

p.s. loving the little one's vampires! :-)

alexgirl said...

Great post, as usual JDP!!
And congratulations on so many years of blissful marriage. You are an inspiration!
The Salem Witch Museum sounds amazing. What a cool trip.

sweetheartville said...

Happy anniversary to you two! It looks like you had a great vacation. Thanks for sharing!

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Happy Anniversary to you!!!! What a cool place to celebrate in, and I would have loved to check out that vintage clothing store too! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to a spectacular couple! Yall 'dun good!
That dress shop and Salem trip.. oh how fun was that?!!?!?

cruststation said...

Happy anniversary! I love seeing your wedding photo, how beautiful! Such a fascinating and informative post as always...I remember reading The Crucible and watching the play as part of studying English, mucho fun! Congrats on all fronts, you deserve the rockin girl award.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary dear jdp!

beautiful poem...

It looks like you and your family had a lovely vacation -

summer is passing by way to quickly here -

xox - eb - oh yes you do rock!

Anonymous said...

your wedding photo holds up well, simply gorgeous, even today, but I would expect nothing less of the queen pagoda. Salem...so lovely, fantastic place to Vacation. I went for the first time as a child as well and it is still some of my most vivid memories.

Angelina said...

You are (unsurprisingly) gorgeous in that wedding photo!

I know baby's breath is a very hackneyed flower, but I admit I still love it. OK, but I wouldn't want it in my bouquet either. I totally understand.

I've been married for fourteen years too! Congratulations to both of you!

AnastasiaC said...

happy anniversary!!! what a great wedding photo - so joyous!!!

sounds like a perfect getaway at Salem...love the vintage store pics!!
cant wait to see more!!

Heidi said...

Happy anniversary! Love the poem. And the vacation photos.

Emma said...

That dress is FANTASTIC. Congrats on the anniversary!
I <3 Massachusetts as well.

stilettoheights said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

next time you are in MA you must visit Newburry MA, that is the "real Salem" as that is what old Salem Village used to be...the Salem that exists today was in fact not the place of the trials or burnings, but it is close by and a prettier locale.

have you ever been in The Crucible??

Gina said...

Rock on rockin girl! I adore your wedding picture. You are dreamlike pretty!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh my goodness!Witches and seafood and ships??? I mean, that is more than wonderful!!! i can't stand it!!

Happy belated anniversayr. How wonderful that youwould still choose the same man! Lovely and heart warming!! xoxoxo


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