With all that is going on in the world today, I just needed to take a break from the world, veg out on the couch with my beasty boy, read and get my stitch on, after all, I want to finish at least one thing done, and it’s Friday the 13th, it’s back to Lizzie.
You know the song right?
Lizzie Borden took an axe
gave her mother 40 whacks
When she saw what she had done
she gave her father 41.
Andrew Borden now is dead
Lizzie hit him on the head
Up in heaven, he will sing
On the gallows, she will swing.
Did you know that there was a 2nd verse? NEITHER DID I! As I said before, I really like to get into something I’m making, I like to read, read, read – it’s put a little more me into it and again, I think that I get a little more of an understanding of the person I am stitching for. So I am reading about Lizzie, and here’s my confession, I’ve never completely bought that Lizzie was the doer in this Victorian Axe murder. I think she knew who did do it, and she never said a word about that, but I don’t know that she did it. So the book I’m reading now is strictly about the murder, the trial and the aftermath.
I’m on Day 5 of the trial, and it’s fascinating. Her trial was probably one of the first big media trials in our country, and if you want to talk about fake news, this case was full of it, fake detectives were selling fake stories about people that never existed who witnessed something suspicious, or overheard something. It’s crazy and when you compare it to today because things haven’t changed so much.