April 18th, 2005
|12:59 pm - oh you can't call housekeeping up in massachusetts|
Ah, once again Roadside America intrigues and bewilders me, this time with a report on what's happened to the house where Lizzie Borden may or may not have murdered her family so many years ago:
The house of death still stands, across the street from the bus station. Now known as the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast-Museum, it offers guests a night of sleep in the murder rooms. Slumber in the Andrew & Abbey Borden Suite, or in the John Morse room (where Lizzie's stepmother got whacked). The home has been restored "to its original look at the time of the murders." According to their promo literature: "Guests are treated to a breakfast similar to the one the Bordens ate on the morning of the murders, which includes bananas, jonny-cakes, sugar cookies and coffee in the addition to a delicious meal of breakfast staples."Jonny-cakes and sugar cookies? Fella's gotta have a hearty breakfast if he's gonna be brutally murdered in the afternoon. (I wonder if they let you take afternoon naps on the couch, too.)
The other thing I wonder is how many people, do you suppose, have gone to this B&B thinking "Hot dog! I'm gonna have sex in the murder room tonight!"
...what?! I'm just sayin, is all.
Can you explain to a non-yanqui why this particular murder is/was a Matter of Public Interest?
|Date:||April 18th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||April 18th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)|| |
I should also add, it's what she allegedly did.
Dude, she was aquitted. That means she didn't do it, because, you see, our judicial system has the ability to allllterrrrr tiiiiimmme.
The trial was a sensation, the OJ Simpson trial of its day.
Lizzie was acquitted, but no one else was arrested for the crime. Throughout her life she was shunned by people who thought she had gotten away with murder.
There have been countless books and speculation as to whether she did it or not. (If she didn't do it, why did she burn her almost-new dress in the kitchen stove the afternoon of the murder? Why did she buy that axe? Who else could have done it anyway....)
Why do I know so much? You can't grow up in Massachusetts without absorbing the story through your pores....
Ewww... Just ewwww.
No. No naps on the couch.
I never did get the fascination with the Lizzie Borden B&B thing. It would creep me out to stay there.
|Date:||April 18th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)|| |
I took my grandma there! We ate a lot of cookies.
Ok, that's awesome.
You had me at "sugar cookies."
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Jonny-cakes and sugar cookies?
Maybe it was all the sugar that made her do it.
I think the best part about this article is:
June 2004: The owners of the Lizzie Borden House plan to erect a Starbucks next door.