Tuesday, July 19, 2005


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


Don said...

I bet her paperboy never gave her any lip.

Toad734 said...

Mary Bell lives a nice quiet life as well, as does the Austrailian girl who Murdered her parents; there was a movie about it but I forget the name. Any way, she is actually a writer now, under a different name of course.