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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

300 candles would make a heck of a bonfire

To say nothing of trying to blow them out.

Happy 300th to Ben Franklin.

The link is to the Chicago Sun-Times today.

No, I don't live in Chicago and I don't own stock in the Sun-Times. I just like the paper, at least most of it. I could do without a couple of their columnists but that pesky First Amendment gets in the way.


  • At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:20:00 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

    I love Ben Franklin. He was just so cool. When I was in Philly, they put me up in a hotel in the historic district. I stayed within two blocks of Franklin's grave, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and all that stuff. It was so cool.

    I just think he was one of the most intereting people. Apparently, he didn't have a good family life, but he sure was interesting in every other way.

  • At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:20:00 PM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    Wow! That is so cool, elizabeth green!
    When I was in Philly, I dropped a harmonica into the grating in a sidewalk. I sure wish I could have had an experience more like yours...

  • At Thursday, January 19, 2006 3:25:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    I lived in Philly for a short time as a young bride, then again later as a mother of two. My husband at that time was from Philly. This Gulf Coast Texan fell in love with Penn. mounts. and trees, ect. but nearly froze in their winters. The locals from his neighborhood had little interest in historical roots so I didn't get to see much in that respect. You are fortunate.

  • At Thursday, January 19, 2006 3:49:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Locals almost never show an interest in their locale unless they're escorting tourists. I could count on one hand the number of times I've gone up to Coit Tower and I never spent that much time at Pier 39.

    Lombard Street? Not on your life unless I'm forced to drive someone who has seen only pictures of the crooked street.

    Now that I no longer live in the city I call home, I regret I didn't appreciate it more. Life gets in the way.


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