Manage episode 279195810 series 2803043
It's December and that means for many people a month long celebration of winter festivities as we approach the end of another year. One of those celebrations is, of course, Christmas!
In this episode Jennie and Dianne will begin with a visit to the grave of Hetty Green, often called "The Witch of Wall Street". As they tell her story they also share snippets of Charles Dickens's famous Christmas tale, "A Christmas Carol" in order to parallel the real life of Hetty Green and that of the fictional Ebenezer Scrooge. Upon her death in 1916, Hetty Green was known as the "Wizard of Finance" and "The Richest Woman in America". She may have been the richest woman in the world! Join Jennie and Dianne as they delve into the story of this fascinating and complicated woman buried in the ordinary, extraordinary Immanuel Cemetery in Bellows Falls, Vermont.