Alice Russell is one of the few major players in the Borden drama who is not buried at Oak Grove, and that being the case, she is rarely “visited” out in Westport at Beech Grove Cemetery. Beech Grove is not the easiest place to find either. So, on our way to Fairhaven, we will be detouring to 1. Colonial Bakery which has the most divine creampuffs on the planet and memorable cinnamon cider doughnuts too, and 2. Beech Grove Cemetery to say a few words and leave a posy for good old Alice Russell, who in the end “came clean” and blew the whistle about that dress Lizzie burned in the stove on the day after the funeral. Alice must have seen plenty during her stay in the Borden house during the days after the murder, not to mention being the recipient of Lizzie’s tale of poison and impending doom the night before the slaughter on Second Street.
After the trial, Lizzie cut her old pal loose. Alice had lived in the Kelly house, on Borden Street, and also at the corner of Prospect and Hillside in the Highlands-not far from Maplecroft. Funny to think about Lizzie walking right by her old friend and giving her the cold shoulder. So, the Mutton Eaters will give Alice a tribute and a salute for telling the truth in the end as we visit her former abodes and final resting place.