ALL WAS NOT QUIET IN THE BORDEN HOUSE.
The Bordens were a respectable, god-fearing family in Fall River, Massachusetts. Dr. Andrew Borden was what some might call overly frugal. While possessing quite a bit of wealth, Dr. Borden frowned on spending it. New dresses were not bought; old dresses were mended. Mutton stew was to be eaten even if it was several days old. Daughter Lizzie was a great fan of puddin'. And the decree came down that frivolous desserts (especially puddin') were not to be expected in the Borden household.
Daughter Lizzie soon made her displeasure known.