Now why is that certain? Every account I've ever read has her dying at
home, including Rebello's impeachable volume, which lists several
contemporary obits: i.e "Her Death At Home on French Street Last Night"
in the Fall River Herald News of June 2, 1927. I suspect they got it
Lizzie was in Truesdale Hospital in February 1926, and she never
recovered from that illness. But you can be certain that she died at
I am extremely aware of the facts of this case, especially the
Maplecroft period. I have in my extensive true crime library every
Lizzie Borden book ever written: with the exception of the one I named
in yesterday's post.
So why are you under the mistaken impression that Lizzie died in a
And to my faithful Maplecroft minions: Your patience will be rewarded
soon enough. Especially Patsy, who has proven herself worthy to the
From: augustinfallriver [mailto:augustinfallriver@...
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: [40Whacks] Re: Maplecroft
Jeffrey, I think you had a bad dream. Either that or you are not
aware of the facts at all. It is certain that Lizzie Borden died in a
hospital, not in her own home.
--- In 40Whacks@yahoogroups.com, "Jeffrey Tesch" <jtesch@c...> wrote:
> I dreamed of Maplecroft last night.
> It was June 1st 1927, and Lizzie is near death.
> The spires and trees of "The Hill" glimmered in the last sliver of
> moonlight before dawn.
> Inside Maplecroft, the most enigmatic woman in America must
> her ghosts.
> Her last days read like a Victorian novel.
> The cloud of gruesome suspicion has never lifted,
> and the ache of her exile drifts across infinite time.
> Swollen and sunken, she lays dying in her big lonely house,
> her memory shining and darkening, her fears disowned for ancient
> I hear the voice of her gray eyes, and reach for her hand,
> The last skin of darkness she could hold.
> Hidden in her heart is the truth about a grim and terrible crime.
> And with her, the knowledge of that truth will perish.
> Her breathing urgent now, the house quickens and consumes her
> Leaving the mistress to face a final judgment
> From beyond any earthly court:
> Is getting away with murder worse than getting caught?
> The answer will be easier to bury
> Than to forget....
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