How Did I Grow Up on the SouthCoast and Not Know Lizzie Borden?
Yes, I grew up here along the SouthCoast. I graduated from New Bedford High in 2003. I'm pretty sure I got a great education. I even got my degree from Johnson & Wales in Providence.
Yet with all that schooling in the area, somehow I missed the history lesson they had for Lizzie Borden.
To be honest, I have heard the name numerous times in my travels. Heck, I even heard about Lizzie when I lived in Denver. But I never really took the time to know the story or where it originated, until I got schooled by everyone here at the Fun 107 studios.
While they may have given me the quick rundown of the story, I still feel like I need to go and experience everything Lizzie.
I hear there is a Bed and Breakfast and Museum at the house where the murders took place. Maybe I should be required to go there. Or stay there. Has anyone ever stayed at the bed and breakfast?
If it's haunted, as many people say it is, they may want to teach me a lesson–because clearly, I didn't learn the Lizzie one when I was growing up.
I don’t think it's an absolute coincidence that I was just at Stumpy's Hatchet House a few weeks ago, throwing hatchets. Is Lizzie trying to tell me something?
Anyone else find it interesting that the most famous story out of Fall River is the story of an unsolved double murder? Yet, in all my travels, no one ever mentioned the city it happened in, just the state.
Have you ever told someone you are from Fall River and they immediately say “oh yea, that's where Lizzie Borden took an ax?”
So yes, I must have missed out on the Lizzie Borden story, but now I’m going to take a whack at learning everything I can about her.