Friday, February 15, 2008

Times of Their Lives

This is fun. I can't resist adding one of my books from last week:

The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love, and Death in Plymouth Colony
by James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz (2000):
A variety of punishments were given, ranging from fines between five and forty shillings to, less frequently, being set in the stocks or whipped, particularly for repeat offenses. The first case documented for alcohol abuse, or being "drink drunk," in the court records is that brought against John Holmes, who later became the messenger of the court for the government, on April 1, 1633. He was "censured for drunkenness to sit in the stocks, & amerced in twenty shillings fine.

On second thought, these little snippets of my readings may lead me to question what I am doing with my life . . .

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