Big news on this day, May 2, 1900. According to a headline in the Brooklyn Eagle, “Edna Is Not Insane.” The story reveals that Brooklyn physicians failed to agree with Manhattan experts who examined Edna Wade after her mother charged the child of “being wayward.” Following examination, the Children’s Society declared, “There was nothing in the girl’s actions to lead to the slightest suspicion she was mentally unbalanced.” The reason Edna was declared nuts: She refused to eat.
And so, on this Open Thread Wednesday, let us break bread together and share what’s on our collective minds. But please, don’t get all crazy now, you hear?
(Photo: Chuck Taylor/Remsen Street between Hicks and Montague Terrace)