After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in. Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.
The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.
The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.
Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home.
Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”
When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.
Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”
what did i just read
Irish women are strong as fuck
And don’t you forget it.
given the fact that it would cover the soreness of my fractured thumb…
- Get some cheap dishes and break them when you get upset.
- Learn how to say “NO” and don’t feel guilty about it
- Buy something frivolous for yourself once in awhile, like a new hat.
- Never again do anything you don’t want to do.
FUCKING REFERENCE JESUS UCKING CHRIST I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS ON GOOGLE BUT NO IT’S TUMBLR THAT SUPPLIES ME THIS FUCKING BADASS THING well of course half of us are writers BUT SERIOUSLY
What if you and your sister are adotped out by two seperate families? Is her mother your mother and vice versa?
So far I’m enjoying the challenge today’s letter is ‘F’ which for me stands for Female Heroines (and villains). Check it out on my blog at http://thewickedwriter.blogspot.ie/
I’m going to be participating in this from April 1st, fancy finding out more about this blogging challenge, then click this link http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html
The Laws of Robotics
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Literary Birthday - 16 March
Happy Birthday, Alice Hoffman, born 16 March 1952
Alice Hoffman Quotes
- I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life.
- All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.
- My theory is that everyone, at one time or another, has been at the fringe of society in some way: an outcast in high school, a stranger in a foreign country, the best at something, the worst at something, the one who’s different. Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.
- You cannot dispute the ridiculous. You cannot argue reasonably with evil.
- The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her - she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don’t.
- After a while, the characters I’m writing begin to feel real to me. That’s when I know I’m heading in the right direction.
- I’ve been a screenwriter for twenty-five years. Every one of my books have been optioned for movies and I have written a few of those screenplays.
- Books may well be the only true magic.
- That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination.
- No one knows how to write a novel until it’s been written.
Hoffman is an American novelist, best known for her novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism.
one of my fave authors, thank you Amanda Patterson.