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Woman tries to clear name of convicted witch

Posted on Thursday, 6 July, 2006 | Comment icon 10 comments

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"Grace Sherwood was a healer, a midwife and a widowed mother of three sons."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Darkwind on 6 July, 2006, 13:04
What a cool story. She must have been quite a woman. I hope she gets her statue.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robert1 on 6 July, 2006, 19:26
What a cool story. She must have been quite a woman. I hope she gets her statue. My thoughts exactly.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Morian on 6 July, 2006, 20:28
It would be a wonderful way to rectify the woman's death. She was a healer and midwife, so she probably wasn't evil. Hopefully she gets the statue, that'd be a great tribute to the memory of all those who were unjustly killed so long ago.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Ancient Sorceress on 6 July, 2006, 20:38
Thats really great that someone is taking action to help the midwife, against the wrong doings in the past, but what is disturbing is that no one else seemed to take action before this time now, and how long ago did this occur...... in 1706
Comment icon #5 Posted by Brian McMalley on 7 July, 2006, 21:02
If only they'd do that for the rest of the people that were killed because they were "witches." It's really great that they're doing that for her.
Comment icon #6 Posted by myyaya420 on 23 July, 2006, 8:29
What a waste of time, don't they have anything more important to do?I think it's a little too late for that now.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Ancient Sorceress on 24 July, 2006, 15:38
What a waste of time, don't they have anything more important to do?I think it's a little too late for that now. I do not think it is "a waste of time." :angry2: And nothing is to late for innocent person to be convicted of doing something wrong, when they are good people. *snarl* Its people like you that are ignorant and want to stay that way. Its like killing someone innocent and saying "It doesn't matter." The world may have great problems, but that does not mean there should be no respect for those who lived in the past. Also being convicted as a witch gives no right to be hurt. We are hum... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Tricia16 on 25 November, 2006, 15:00
I thought it was very nicely worded, and I too thought it was a great story. and I agree with Darkwind and Robert1.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Bella-Angelique on 25 November, 2006, 15:07
Clearing a name on a record is a good thing. Endless monuments to victims is victim worship which is unhealthy. It encourages people to want to be victims so that they can feel special and significant, that being a victim is more worthy than being a hero or discoverer.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Ryo Ohki on 25 November, 2006, 18:06
Why didnt they know how to swim?

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