Showing posts from December, 2008

The mysterious tale of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks And when she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one Even to this very day, the horrific tale of Lizzie Borden is still talked about. Lizzie Borden was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on July 19, 1860. When she was three years old, her mother Sarah Borden died, leaving both Lizzie and her elder sister, Emma motherless. Their father, Andrew Borden, soon remarried a woman named Abby Durfree Gray in 1865 and the newly formed family lived a relatively quiet life in their home on 92nd Street. Lizzie and Emma grew to womanhood. Lizzie was a strong churgoer and taught Sunday School, belonged to Church organizations, and even travelled a little. Lizzie Borden's father was a hard working man and had acquired a significant amount of wealth, but he was stingy with his money, spending little, even refusing to add modern plumbing to their relatively nice home of decent size. In 1884, Andrew bought his wife