Shades of “Arsenic and Old Lace”. At first glance it would appears as though this posting is a joke. But what would you say if I were to tell you that these 4 innocent looking ladies were responsible for the murder of at least 12 salesmen from 1936 to 1947, when they were caught. They murdered said salesmen and buried them in the Rose Garden. This group of ghouls were know as the Phaeton Place Horticulture Club. They would meet at Mildred Stuart’s house on Phaeton Place for monthly meetings. It was at these meetings when they would commit the crime,whenever an unfortunate Fuller Brush man interrupted their meeting. The occasion of this picture was when they were photographed by the Springfield Gazette after winning their 9th consecutive Blue Ribbon at the Illinois State Fair. They just couldn’t stop laughing at the irony of the fact that a mere 15 feet behind them lay their 12th and final victim. There is no telling how long this would have gone on had Mildred ( the lady in the hat) had not brought home a toy poodle,Beau. Well little Beau loved digging in the garden nearly as much as Mildred. You can imagine the turmoil when little Beau paraded down the street dragging Human femur. Well you can figure out the rest.
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And here I thought they were just burying a few cat skeletons from a neighboring hoarder. Clearly I was wrong. And they look so nice and well-intentioned. To think they committed such an atrocity! And during the war even! Did they ride around in a phaeton afterward? I guess that’s one way to get a blue ribbon.
Either you’ve had several cups of Kona coffee, or you’ve started happy hour early. Cheers either way.
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Just proves you can lead a Hor to Culture but….OK, I’ll show myself out.
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As well you should. But is flippin’ clever
That gave me a hearty chuckle.
I don’t think they were serious about landscape work. The purse is a dead giveaway.
That was gardening in style, lol. It was called dig and go :p
I’m going to take this in another direction, Kerbey, because I do not think Cat Lady and her besties could commit Benson’s flight of lunacy.
It is, however, the first instance in ages any of the four took a shine to poking around with a stick …
And they do look happy.
And I thought they were just digging up last year’s kimchee.
Desperate Housewives they were!
Ha haha, marvelous. I wonder if they landed on ID Channel, lol
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