Thursday, 16 July 2009

Stairway to Heaven

No 21 in an occasional series of extracts from The Postcard Century
February 1905: Lottie to Miss Hollands in Higham, Kent from Rochester: Hope you will like this one of course my dear you know the history of this place... The Jezreelites temple had no rooms but formed a huge ladder from which on the Latter Day they would be drawn up to heaven by their hair (which like their nails they never cut).

[The full story of the Jezreelites is here. They sound like one of the varieties of religious fruitcakes which infest the US—and we have a few here too—except that they obviously lacked the money-making skills of their modern equivalents: they went broke.]

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