Thursday, October 23, 2014

Before 42, There was 40 and then 41

The echo of Lizzie Borden's horrific crimes echoed in my youth. Not that it was a daily, or even occasional conversation, but I knew who she was and vaguely what she had done. And it was horrible. She chopped up her parents with an ax. Its just one of those things, like the Manson murders, that was a backdrop to a backdrop. To say her name conjures an image of some fellow sitting in his chair as his child sneaks up behind him with an ax.

Apparently Lifetime made a series about her, Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, and it did so well they are doing a follow up series. Lizzie Borden the Fall River Chronicles is coming next.

Apparently they are going to follow her life after acquittal and the fictionalized deaths of people around her.

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,
and gave her mother 40 whacks.
When she had saw what she had done,
she gave her father 41.

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