http://www.christian-faith.com/out-of-one-wolfs-mouth-and-into-another-but-jesus-saved-me/ Laura's testimony of fascination with witchcraft at age 12 - "I started suffering terrible nightmares and would regularly wake up screaming, my mum would come running into my room and the dark presence would immediately hide ... I grew out of making up spells, however the nightmares didn’t stop. The dark presence was experimenting with different ways of torturing me in my sleep."
Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”
In Kyoto, Japan’s old capital, right until the first few years of the last century one sure sign of spring was the Shirakawame, the flower maidens in their special costumes selling flowers on the streets of the city. It is said that the practice started in the Heian period (794-1185) with market ladies delivering flowers to the imperial palace, but by the Edo period (1603-1886) the Shirakawame was almost exlusively young ladies selling flowers in the street. Text and image via Tokyobling