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Sharing the Good Work of Others – “If Ben Franklin Were Alive Today”

Benjamin Franklin, born January 17, 1706, is one of the U.S.A.’s ”Founding Fathers”. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He also helped negotiate the 1783 Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary War. He was a scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat. He invested and discovered many things that are common and important to our current everyday life, including swim fins, the Franklin stove, the lightning rod, and bifocals. He discovered electricity in clouds and improved many things, including street lights. https://www.visitphilly.com/media-center/press-releases/fact-sheet-benjamin-franklin-inventions/

This illustration was created by Greg Clarke and was on page 46 of the January/February 2022 AARP Bulletin. I found it clever and amusing. I hope you enjoy it too.

About Me

Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?