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WELLJun191857AChicago Tribune, June 19, 1857. This tragic story is a perennial: a depressed and desperately overtaxed mother kills her children just to buy herself permission to commit suicide. I could post dozens of examples had I saved every one I came across, but I’ve tended not to stockpile them just because they’re so awful to contemplate. With nine kids this poor woman could have had post-partum syndrome several times over.


  1. One more good reason for water to come from taps.

    • What, you think nobody ever drowned their kids in a reservoir?

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