My husband, Steven, and I are watching Snapped, one of my favorite guilty pleasures. It is, with some exceptions, about women who kill people, most often women who kill their husbands, ex-husbands, lovers, or boyfriends. I think it is a mark of great trust in my husband that he does not mind that I sometimes watch it with a notebook and pen handy. Ahem, it is the TV Journal, not an Evil Plan Book. I don’t have an Evil Plan Book, although now that I say so, it sounds kind of cool. Note to self: get Evil Plan Book.
Where was I? Ah yes, Lame Post Friday. However foolishly I may have posted all week (I admit that some weeks it is a lot of foolishness), I still feel free to be silly on Friday. You can shake your head, your finger, or you booty at me. It won’t change anything.
Speaking of women who snapped, a few years ago I played one who did in Roxy by Jack Sherman, which was presented by Herkimer County Historical Society and Ilion Little Theatre. I wrote a few blog posts about it at the time. I won’t link back to all of them.
The story of Roxalana Druse was a famous local story. To make this a post of more local interest, I include pictures of a couple of the sites where some of it took place. Above is the 1834 Jail, where Roxy stayed during the trial and awaiting execution. She was hanged behind the jail, the last woman hanged in New York State.
This handsome building is the Herkimer County Courthouse where the trial took place.
Well I don’t know how lame this post turned out to be. I started out with television and veered into local history, not saying very much about either one. And I don’t know why I told you what I did; if you’ve read this far, you know what I wrote. Kind of lame of me, would’t you say? Happy Friday, everyone.