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life is too short for so much sorrow
Connie, 22. Just an old-fashioned sort of a gal living in the wrong era.. Stuff I love: Coffee, History, Old Hollywood, Vintage, Titanic, Once upon a Time, American Horror Story, Penny Dreadful, Six Feet Under, Bates Motel, Orphan Black, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge, Lily Rabe, Marilyn Mornoe, Bette Davis, Helena Bonham Carter, Kathy Bates, Robert Carlyle, Jared Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Cary Grant, Clark Gable...


"It’s hard to find someone with that kind of intensity"

“She’s sunny one minute then she’s pouring down rain”


1946 newlyweds Dorothy and Edward with their attendants

Eyes, fingers :)

Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch?
Ahhh… tricky question! I have so many :0 let’s say AHS :)

Fingers: Do you play an instrument?
No, sadly I don’t :( well, I learned to play the flute in 7th grade but that doesn’t really count.

Thank you ! :) xx

Ask me about my body. (¬‿¬)

Hair: What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color?
Skin: Do you tan easily?
Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch?
Nose: What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance?
Mouth: Do you want to kiss anyone right now?
Tongue: What was in your last meal?
Windpipe: Do you sing?
Neck: Do you wear necklaces?
Ears: How many piercings do you have (if any)?
Cheeks: Do you blush easily?
Wrists: Have you ever broken a bone?
Hands: Are you an artist/writer?
Fingers: Do you play an instrument?
Heart: Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?
Lungs: Do you smoke cigarettes?
Chest: Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?
Stomach: Do you feel confident in your body image?
Back: Are you a virgin?
Hips: Do you like to dance?
Thighs: Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?
Knees: Have you ever cheated on someone?
Ankles: Have you ever been arrested?
Feet: Favorite pair of shoes?
Brain: Anything you want to ask


Mary Surratt’s Execution

On July 6 1865, Mary was informed that she would be hanged the following day. She then wept up until her final moments, and was joined by a priest and her daughter Anna. The night prior to her execution, Mary was up all night praying and refused breakfast the next morning. Her family and friends were ordered to leave her at 10am on July 7th. She spent her final hours with her priest.

As Mary walked up the thirteen steps to the gallows, she needed the support of two soldiers. The gallows themselves were on a ten foot high platform. Mary wore a long black dress and veil. In addition to those who were in charge of the execution and officials, one hundred additional spectators with tickets were present to watch the hanging. Mary Surratt’s last words were spoken to a guard as he placed the noose around her neck. She spoke, “please don’t let me fall”.

All four conspirators were dropped approximately 6 feet, but Herald and Powell did not die immediately as Surratt and Atzerodt did. Mary supposedly gagged as she died hanging in the noose. The bodies hanged for 25 minutes before they were examined and pronounced dead. Today, Mary Surratt’s body rests in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington DC. Her headstone simply reads, “Mrs. Surratt”, and the man who may have sealed her fate, John Lloyd, rests in the very same cemetery.


“Please don’t let me fall”

Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the US government. 

Her last words were spoken to a guard as he moved her forward to be hanged.

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They drift through the atmosphere,
their blue eyes sucked dry
by the ordeal of seeing,exuding gaps in the
landscape as water
exudes mist. They blink
and reality shivers.

(the saints—margaret atwood)

(Source: notbecauseofvictories)

From left-right: Grand Duchesses Anastasia, Tatiana, and Maria Nikolayevna in The Romanovs: An Imperial Family

“When you lock yourself in your room with the radio on turned up so loud and no one hears you screaming”
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The person I blogged this from deserves to have a great day

(Source: boys-and-suicide)

Promo shot of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953)

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