Thursday, September 05, 2002

How Franklin Discovered Romance

I found this among my other writings.

There once was a young schoolboy who was instructed to write an essay about Benjamin Franklin. He didn't know much about the life of the early patriot, but did know the essential details. He squirmed around on his chair for a little bit, chewed on his pencil, and then wrote

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, but he soon got tire of that and moved to Philadelphia. When he got to Philadelphia he was hungry so he bought a loaf of bread. He put the bread under his arm and walked up the street. He passed a woman. The woman smiled at him. He married the woman and then discovered electricity.
"The Romance of Christmas", Creative Help for Daily Living, Nov/Dec 1983, Norman Vincent Peale, p. 22

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