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Eep. I'll be around more often!! I suck. [Jul. 14th, 2008|02:37 pm]
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Roger Williams escaped to Rhode Island to find religious freedom. But he could not escape the apple tree horror.
When he died, Williams was buried at his farm. Many years later, when the Rhode Island Historical Society exhumed him for a more elaborate burial, Williams was gone, bones and all.
Grave robbers? No, the apple tree.
The roots had entered the coffin. A large root curved where his head should have been and entered the chest cavity, growing down the spine. It branched at the two legs, and then upturned into feet!
The Rhode Island Historical Society doesn't like to talk about the tree root that ate Roger Williams. They keep it hidden in their basement, too fearful to bring it upstairs or to throw it away. But they do agree that if they ever did display it, they'd have a lot more visitors.
An Appreciative Visitor to this page wrote: "My family is from Rhode Island and I am a direct of descendent of Roger Williams. It's kind of something my family is proud of. Never heard that story but am thrilled to think that I can actually go back and see my roots -- so to speak."

And Armstrong & Miller WW2 sketch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwNQf08Kxsw&e
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2008-07-14 07:42 pm (UTC)
But you suck so well. =)

~M~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 07:53 pm (UTC)
LOL. Well, as a matter of fact... ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoombinilover
2008-07-14 07:49 pm (UTC)
One of my good friends goes to Roger Williams University. I wonder if she knows this . . .
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 07:53 pm (UTC)
You gotta check! That's awesome!
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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-07-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
*giggles*

I love the sketch, I've not seen that one before.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 08:05 pm (UTC)
Isn't it incredible? ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!!! Fascinating.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 08:54 pm (UTC)
I think the bones weren't there anymore. So strange. Look above.
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[User Picture]From: uberchris
2008-07-14 08:24 pm (UTC)
Interesting story.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 08:58 pm (UTC)
I thought so too *nod*
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-07-14 09:31 pm (UTC)
I've always figured, once you're dead what does it matter what happens to your body, I mean you arnt useing it anymore.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 11:20 pm (UTC)
True enough, but this is an exceptionally bizarre occurence, I think.
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[User Picture]From: olivesocrates
2008-07-14 09:37 pm (UTC)
That Roger Williams bit is NUTS. Terrifyingly, awesomely, amazingly nuts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
Agreed entirely. :)
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-07-14 09:44 pm (UTC)
Wow.... the tree that ate Roger Williams? Amazing. I never heard that one before.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
Nor had I. Truly bizarre.
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[User Picture]From: greenraven
2008-07-14 09:50 pm (UTC)
how poetic and wonderful. It's an amazing story.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
I liked it too. =) Glad you enjoyed.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-14 11:55 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! =)
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[User Picture]From: misspeony
2008-07-15 12:42 am (UTC)
I've never heard this story before and I lived and worked in Rhode Island for years. We heard all about Mercy Brown, Rhode Island's first vampire, and of course HP Lovecraft, but never this gem about Roger Williams. I'd make a special trip to the historical society if they'd bring out the tree root!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-15 02:37 am (UTC)
Mercy Brown. I need to look this up.
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[User Picture]From: dharawal
2008-07-15 01:19 am (UTC)
I well love Armstrong and Miller.

they unharsh my mellow 8-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-15 02:38 am (UTC)
They rock. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-07-15 02:46 am (UTC)
They rule.
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