I lived in Boston for six years, and never knew Lizzie Borden’s house was just down the road.
(Random learning from the Internet #725)
Turns out Lizzie Borden and her poor, axe-murdered parents were from Fall Rivers, which is an hour outside of Boston. Their house has been turned into a museum and bed-and-breakfast, and was recently chosen by The Huffington Post as one of the “10 Strangest Lodgings to Stay Around the World.”
I would second that notion.
Well, that certainly sounds restful.
Of course, we have to remember that Lizzie was found not guilty at the murder trial. But the made-for-TV movie, “The Legend of Lizzie Borden” starring Elizabeth Montgomery, is what is burned on my brain.
There she was — sweet, nose-twitching Samantha — spooky scary as Lizzie Borden. After watching her re-enact how the police thought the murders had taken place, I was never more certain in my life that any woman was a cold-blooded killer. Based on her performance alone, there is no way I would stay overnight in that house.
If the ghost of Lizzie Borden doesn’t get you in your sleep, I’m pretty sure Elizabeth Montgomery will.