May 262017

Lizzie Borden took an axe  and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. We all remember that little poem, and many of us think we know the macabre story behind it. But do we? On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were hacked […]

Jul 262012

Although she was tried and acquitted for the crimes, most people believe that Lizzie Borden killed her father and stepmother with an ax at their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. You all remember the song we learned as kids, “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw […]

Jul 252012

Sometime early yesterday morning a nasty thunderstorm swept through the campground with rain, lightning, and thunder that sounded like an artillery barrage. It was good to be nice and cozy in our snug house on wheels while the storm raged outside. Since we planned to stay home anyway, we weren’t in a big hurry to […]