Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden (1860-1927) is one of the most famous crime figures in American history. As the ditty goes, “Lizzie Borden took an axe/Gave her mother 40 whacks/When she saw what she had done/She gave her father 41.” Actually, it was her step-mother, not her mother; and the actual number of whacks was 18 and 11, respectively. More to the point, no one really knows if Lizzie was guilty. She was acquitted at trial, after all. Nevertheless, no other suspects were ever named.
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hippiechick63
Wrote 9 months ago
Wow, love this collection!

eva-fate
Wrote one year ago
Apparently I'm related to her on my father's side.

sh0shan
Wrote one year ago
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

theekissoflife
Wrote one year ago
Awesome!

nixandra
Wrote one year ago
This is such a great collection! I've been fascinated with Lizzie Borden's story since I was little... @georgeluz I've never thought about that possibility before... but wow! You might have something there.

georgeluz
Wrote one year ago
I love all the axes. haha. To be honest I always thought that Lizzie, her sister, and the maid were all in it together.

astarte2106
Wrote one year ago
Wow...

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