We'll be running a series of "Lizzie Bordon Factoids" over the next weeks as we get ready for her scary and eagerly awaited in-person arrival at the Castle on November 20th .
Here's # 1 "The Elegance and Mystery of Chronological Congruence "
Is it just coincidence or some greater cosmic manifestation that James M Barrie, Anton Chekov, Gustav Mahler , Grandma Moses and Lizzie Borden were all born in 1860.
To say nothing of the possibly more apt Annie Oakley (both she and Lizzie were, after all , good with weapons) and the decisively less apt Juliette Low (founder of the Girl Scouts - although in some ways Lizzie appeared as a kind of ideal Girl Scout type - kind to animals, charity work, churchgoer etc )
Low also died the same year as Lizzie ...and Annie the year before And what of the fact that Isadora Duncan died in year of Lizzie"s death - 1927
And who was born that year? Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt , Gina Lollobrigida, Patty Page and Caesar Chavez