Rosemary Matthews

Rosemary Matthews

Posted on 05/03/2010

Photo taken on May  2, 2010

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In Stocks - It wouldn't be funny if it were real.

In Stocks - It wouldn't be funny if it were real.
11. America the Beautiful "Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!"
Several years ago my grandson here thought it would be funny to have his picture taken in the stocks at Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
One of the famous stories about stocks is of Paul and Silas in stocks in the jail at
Philippi, Acts 16:26-28
"And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, 'Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.'"
And the story continues to unfold...