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April 18th, 2005


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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.

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From:maga_dogg
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Can you explain to a non-yanqui why this particular murder is/was a Matter of Public Interest?
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From:semer
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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The popular rhyme, repeated in the Wikipedia entry for Lizzie Borden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden), is helpful in people remembering who she was and what she did, though exaggerated.
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From:semer
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I should also add, it's what she allegedly did.
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From:annilita
Date:April 18th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Dude, she was aquitted. That means she didn't do it, because, you see, our judicial system has the ability to allllterrrrr tiiiiimmme.
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From:bedfull_o_books
Date:April 18th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
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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....
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From:bedfull_o_books
Date:April 18th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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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.

From:lydian
Date:April 18th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
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I took my grandma there! We ate a lot of cookies.
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
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Ok, that's awesome.

But creepy.

But awesome.
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From:annilita
Date:April 18th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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You had me at "sugar cookies."
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From:redtheblue
Date:April 19th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
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"America's Ssssexiest Murder Scenes. Coming up next on E!"
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From:antiquated_tory
Date:April 19th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Jonny-cakes and sugar cookies?


Maybe it was all the sugar that made her do it.
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From:wahhappen
Date:April 19th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
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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.

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