Today is the birthday of Lizzie Borden. (She'd be one hundred and forty-five today, in case you're curious.)
There are many kinds of courage. After Borden was acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother, she inherited a great deal of money. Borden could easily have moved elsewhere and started a new life away from the constant suspicion of her neighbors. Instead she stayed in Fall River until her death, active in many charitable organuzations, particularly the Humane Society.
lessons graded: seven
books on floor: fourteen