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Old 09-08-2014, 11:53 PM
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A little late, but RIP Annie. So sad your life and death is tied with such evil. Hopefully some day your death will no longer be in vain.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:20 PM
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EULOGY FOR ANNIE CHAPMAN

Dark Annie...
You were the eldest child of decent folk
(though they married after your birth);
You were bred to work and wed, and
the coachman John Chapman gave you his name.

You became a mother three times,
but cruel Fortune twice took away your joy:
Little Johnny was a cripple, sent to live apart,
While your eldest girl sickened and died, aged only twelve.

Grief separated you from your husband, and soon he too was dead--
How must you have felt, Annie, so bereft then,
with only the rum for your solace,
with only black gloom in your heart,
and sickness in your body.

Bruised and sore, unwell and penniless,
Telling yourself you must not give way,
Telling the keepers to guard your bed,
Annie, could you do nothing else but venture out
Into the dark of that September morning?

He left you in the yard at Number 29, against the fence,
Your body humiliated and gaping wide,
Your mother's womb stolen,
As Fortune herself had stolen your children,
but a few years before...

We do remember you, Dark Annie,
Upon each sad anniversary of this day.

-- by Pat D.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:19 PM
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RIP.

These pages give Casebook a heart.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:26 PM
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Rest in peace, Annie. Such a sad life.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:32 PM
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RIP Annie.

These threads get created each year and that is a good thing. A better thing, however, would be to have an associated older thread (one for each victim) automatically refreshed and moved to the most recent a day or so before the anniversary. This would eliminate the need to create a new thread and also remind those of us who tend to forget these dates. The key, though, is automatically and I'm not sure if this platform can do that.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:34 AM
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This one has been revived for the last several years.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:39 PM
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Poor lady Annie and her fallen sisters, and not only the other "canonical" four, but the ones like Frances Coles or Rose Millett or even "Old Shakespeare". None deserved these fates.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:12 PM
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Poor lady Annie and her fallen sisters, and not only the other "canonical" four, but the ones like Frances Coles or Rose Millett or even "Old Shakespeare". None deserved these fates.
And not even just those who died, any who were forced to sell ther bodies to survive.

Yes for many booze contributed, but how sad, and which was cause and which effect.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:38 PM
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And not even just those who died, any who were forced to sell ther bodies to survive.

Yes for many booze contributed, but how sad, and which was cause and which effect.
A combination of both acting on each other GUT. Unhappy living situations leading to drink to forget them causing more poverty etc. An unhealthy cycle.

Sometimes a few broke out of it, but most did not.

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Old 09-09-2015, 03:56 PM
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A combination of both acting on each other GUT. Unhappy living situations leading to drink to forget them causing more poverty etc. An unhealthy cycle.

Sometimes a few broke out of it, but most did not.

Jeff
I suspect there is a generational issue too. Dysfunction leads to dysfunction. But I can help having sympathy for those who found themselves in such a position.
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