Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 18: Jenny Part 3

Jenny was a witch and her son’s wife knew it. Anna would walk back and forth on the porch of their now demolished house, crucifix in hand, praying for deliverance from her mother-in-law inside. Jenny had always lived with them since their wedding, and her portrait hung above their bed. She would rock Anna’s baby boy and talk to him in nonsense words. After she died, Jenny appeared to Anna at the top of the stairs and frightened her so much that she took to her bed, unhinged and pregnant with my grandfather. It went on long enough that she was unable to nurse him and blamed Jenny. He was fed Eagle brand milk with molasses and it “screwed him up for life”.

(picture: We believe this to be Jenny holding her own child around 1900)