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Alive, Bitch, and Children: MARGORIE MCCALL LIVED ONCE, BURIED TWICE lord-kitschener: harokissmile: ksteeno: spoookyscary: 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 “I lived, bitch” irl
Alive, Bitch, and Children: MARGORIE MCCALL
 LIVED ONCE, BURIED TWICE
lord-kitschener:
harokissmile:

ksteeno:

spoookyscary:

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


“I lived, bitch” irl

lord-kitschener: harokissmile: ksteeno: spoookyscary: After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was h...

Alive, Bitch, and Children: MARGORIE MCCALL LIVED ONCE, BURIED TWICE lord-kitschener: harokissmile: ksteeno: spoookyscary: 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 “I lived, bitch” irl
Alive, Bitch, and Children: MARGORIE MCCALL
 LIVED ONCE, BURIED TWICE
lord-kitschener:
harokissmile:

ksteeno:

spoookyscary:

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


“I lived, bitch” irl

lord-kitschener: harokissmile: ksteeno: spoookyscary: After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was h...

Children, Climbing, and cnn.com: U.S. NEWS LADY LIBERTY PROTEST July 5 A 44-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for climbing the Statue of Liberty in protest of l.C.E and the separation of migrant families. Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was arrested yesterday after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty in protest of ICE and the separation of migrant families. Okoumou was taken into custody for refusing to leave the base of the statue after authorities tried to verbally coax her down. The protester crossed the base of the statue for nearly three hours while holding a t-shirt that said “Rise and Resist” and “Trump Care Makes Us Sick”. Okoumou said she would not leave the base of the statue until “all the children are released.” ___ Officer Brian Glacken of the New York City Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit said in a statement: - "At first she was being a little combative, then she was willing to cooperate with us. She actually apologized to us for having to go up and get her.” ___ Therese Patricia Okoumou is affiliated with the protest group Rise and Resist, but her climb was not a part of a planned protest. Police believe other demonstrators at the base of the statue assisted Okoumou in scaling the statue, but are not certain as to how she got up there. ___ Liberty Island was evacuated due to the altercation. __ Photos-Footage: CNN
Children, Climbing, and cnn.com: U.S. NEWS
 LADY LIBERTY PROTEST
 July 5 A 44-year-old woman was arrested
 yesterday for climbing the Statue of Liberty
 in protest of l.C.E and the separation of
 migrant families.
Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was arrested yesterday after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty in protest of ICE and the separation of migrant families. Okoumou was taken into custody for refusing to leave the base of the statue after authorities tried to verbally coax her down. The protester crossed the base of the statue for nearly three hours while holding a t-shirt that said “Rise and Resist” and “Trump Care Makes Us Sick”. Okoumou said she would not leave the base of the statue until “all the children are released.” ___ Officer Brian Glacken of the New York City Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit said in a statement: - "At first she was being a little combative, then she was willing to cooperate with us. She actually apologized to us for having to go up and get her.” ___ Therese Patricia Okoumou is affiliated with the protest group Rise and Resist, but her climb was not a part of a planned protest. Police believe other demonstrators at the base of the statue assisted Okoumou in scaling the statue, but are not certain as to how she got up there. ___ Liberty Island was evacuated due to the altercation. __ Photos-Footage: CNN

Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was arrested yesterday after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty in protest of ICE and the separation o...

Being Alone, Children, and Money: Children Killed by One Parent: 2001-2006 Mother, alone or with other 70.8% Father, alone or with other 29.2% Source: U.S. DHHS Child Maltreatment reports 2001-2006 <p><a href="http://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/160554214303/the-us-department-of-health-and-human-services" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p> <blockquote><p style=""> The U.S Department of Health and Human Services “Child Maltreatment” reports from 2001-2006, show that of children abused by one parent, 70.6% were abused by their mothers, whereas only 29.4% were abused by their fathers, and of children who died at the hands of one parent, 70.8% were killed by their mothers, whereas only 29.2% were killed by their fathers. <br/></p><p>A common and seemingly reasonable response to this is “well, women, as the primary caregivers, are exposed to children more often, so of course the data would show them as being more often the perpetrators of child abuse, by virtue of frequent exposure.” However, this removes all moral responsibility from the female, essentially citing exposure as an excuse for immoral behavior. <br/></p><p>Exposure does <i>not </i>excuse immoral behavior.<i> “Well, I work at a bank, so of course I had to steal the money.” </i>Adults should be expected to exercise self-control. Whether or not the data would be more balanced if men were more frequently exposed to the children (which we might know, if women didn’t win custody in over 90% of divorce proceedings, and if men weren’t still expected to be the primary financial providers), there still remains a problem, there still remains a victim, and there still remains a perpetrator who must be held accountable for their actions.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Feminists won’t waste a single opportunity to point out that men more frequently perpetrate domestic violence but when you show them women commit child abuse more frequently you could hear a pin drop.</p>
Being Alone, Children, and Money: Children Killed by One Parent: 2001-2006
 Mother, alone
 or with other
 70.8%
 Father, alone
 or with other
 29.2%
 Source: U.S. DHHS Child Maltreatment reports 2001-2006
<p><a href="http://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/160554214303/the-us-department-of-health-and-human-services" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p style="">
The
 U.S Department of Health and Human Services “Child Maltreatment” 
reports from 2001-2006, show that of children abused by one parent, 
70.6% were abused by their mothers, whereas only 29.4% were abused by 
their fathers, and of children who died at the hands of one parent, 
70.8% were killed by their mothers, whereas only 29.2% were killed by 
their fathers. <br/></p><p>A common and seemingly reasonable response
 to this is “well, women, as the primary caregivers, are exposed to 
children more often, so of course the data would show them as being more
 often the perpetrators of child abuse, by virtue of frequent exposure.”
 However, this removes all moral responsibility from the female, 
essentially citing exposure as an excuse for immoral behavior. <br/></p><p>Exposure does <i>not </i>excuse immoral behavior.<i> “Well, I work 
at a bank, so of course I had to steal the money.” </i>Adults 
should be expected to exercise self-control. Whether or not the data 
would be more balanced if men were more frequently exposed to the 
children (which we might know, if women didn’t win custody in over 90% 
of divorce proceedings, and if men weren’t still expected to be the 
primary financial providers), there still remains a problem, there still
 remains a victim, and there still remains a perpetrator who must be 
held accountable for their actions.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Feminists won’t waste a single opportunity to point out that men more frequently perpetrate domestic violence but when you show them women commit child abuse more frequently you could hear a pin drop.</p>

<p><a href="http://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/160554214303/the-us-department-of-health-and-human-services" class="tumblr_blog">...

Asian, Beautiful, and Children: The Observer Muslim foster parents: We'd never had a Christmas tree it made them so happy <p><a href="http://ikkimikki.tumblr.com/post/168587488460/philtippett-ithelpstodream-once-the-children" class="tumblr_blog">ikkimikki</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://philtippett.tumblr.com/post/168428590826/ithelpstodream-once-the-children-were-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">philtippett</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/168152017582/once-the-children-were-asleep-sajjad-headed-out" class="tumblr_blog">ithelpstodream</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” </p> <p>The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree.</p> <p>“I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu">https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu</a></p> </blockquote> <p>this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled:</p> <blockquote> <p>…she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.”</p> <p>The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says.</p> <p>Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu.</p> <p>“I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.”</p> <p>[…]</p> <p>Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left.</p> <p>“It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.”</p> <p>The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.”</p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>What a beautifully loving family. </p> </blockquote> <p>This makes my heart happy </p>
Asian, Beautiful, and Children: The Observer
 Muslim foster parents: We'd
 never had a Christmas tree
 it made them so happy
<p><a href="http://ikkimikki.tumblr.com/post/168587488460/philtippett-ithelpstodream-once-the-children" class="tumblr_blog">ikkimikki</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://philtippett.tumblr.com/post/168428590826/ithelpstodream-once-the-children-were-asleep" class="tumblr_blog">philtippett</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://ithelpstodream.tumblr.com/post/168152017582/once-the-children-were-asleep-sajjad-headed-out" class="tumblr_blog">ithelpstodream</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>Once the children were asleep, Sajjad headed out on an urgent shopping mission. “We are Muslims and we’d never had a Christmas tree in our home. But these children were Christian and we wanted them to feel connected to their culture.” </p>

<p>The couple worked until the early hours putting the tree up and wrapping presents. The first thing the children saw the next morning was the tree.</p>

<p>“I had never seen that kind of extra happiness and excitement on a child’s face.“ The children were meant to stay for two weeks – seven years later two of the three siblings are still living with them.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu">https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/03/muslim-foster-parents-it-has-been-such-a-blessing?CMP=fb_gu</a></p>
</blockquote>
<p>this is a beautiful article and i just want to include a few other highlights from the above family as well as another profiled:</p>

<blockquote>
<p>…she focuses on the positives – in particular how fostering has given her and Sajjad an insight into a world that had been so unfamiliar. “We have learned so much about English culture and religion,” Sajjad says. Riffat would read Bible stories to the children at night and took the girls to church on Sundays. “When I read about Christianity, I don’t think there is much difference,” she says. “It all comes from God.”</p>
<p>The girls, 15 and 12, have also introduced Riffat and Sajjad to the world of after-school ballet, theatre classes and going to pop concerts. “I wouldn’t see many Asian parents at those places,” she says. “But I now tell my extended family you should involve your children in these activities because it is good for their confidence.” Having the girls in her life has also made Riffat reflect on her own childhood. “I had never spent even an hour outside my home without my siblings or parents until my wedding day,” she says.</p>

<p>Just as Riffat and Sajjad have learned about Christianity, the girls have come to look forward to Eid and the traditions of henna. “I’ve taught them how to make potato curry, pakoras and samosas,” Riffat says. “But their spice levels are not quite the same as ours yet.” The girls can also sing Bollywood songs and speak Urdu.</p>

<p>“I now look forward to going home. I have two girls and my wife waiting,” says Sajjad. “It’s been such a blessing for me,” adds Riffat. “It fulfilled the maternal gap.”</p>
<p>[…]</p>
<p>Shareen’s longest foster placement arrived three years ago: a boy from Syria. “He was 14 and had hidden inside a lorry all the way from Syria,” she says. The boy was deeply traumatised. They had to communicate via Google Translate; Shareen later learned Arabic and he picked up English within six months. She read up on Syria and the political situation there to get an insight into the conditions he had left.</p>

<p>“It took ages to gain his trust,” she says. “I got a picture dictionary that showed English and Arabic words and I remember one time when I pronounced an Arabic word wrong and he burst out laughing and told me I was saying it wrong – that was the breakthrough.”</p>

<p>The boy would run home from school and whenever they went shopping in town, he kept asking Shareen when they were going back home. She found out why: “He told me that one day he left his house in Syria and when he had come back, there was no house.” Now he’s 18, speaks English fluently and is applying for apprenticeships. He could move out of Shareen’s home, but has decided to stay. “He is a very different person to the boy who first came here,” she says, “and my relationship with him is that of a mother to her son.”</p>
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<p>What a beautifully loving family. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>This makes my heart happy </p>

<p><a href="http://ikkimikki.tumblr.com/post/168587488460/philtippett-ithelpstodream-once-the-children" class="tumblr_blog">ikkimikki</a>:</...