i know. not exactly a normal blog post over here in mayberry. except that murder has been on my mind for the last few weeks, and i am so excited to not think about it anymore ;)
here's the scoop: remember in early august, when i went to the North Shore and visited a mansion? i went there because kristie and i have seen advertisements for the grandeur of the congdon estate in a LOT of the tourism pubs around duluth. a LOT. they make it look like a simply pretty old house.
except that google says it differently. we figured that out, when we got back home, curiosity piqued, and decided to learn a little more and find a book about the mansion.
what we FOUND was this: in 1977, the youngest daughter of the congdon family (by then an old woman) and her nurse were murdered in the middle of the night by the lady's adopted daughter's husband. and that the adopted daughter is a nutso who somehow avoided conviction, but since has been in and out of prison for many things, including arson, and is also suspected to have killed a couple of other people.
and she is still alive! yikes. i cannot believe we went thru an entire tour and heard nothing about this!! it puts a whole creepy spin on things. and i will be kind of happy to finish the dang book and not think about it anymore.