Discovering a hero is always cause for a celebration. During homeschool history review today, we chanced upon the enigmatic and engaging Benjamin Franklin, and I was enthralled. A colonial Renaissance man, he exhibits many incredible characteristics that defy description: ingenuity, bull-headed determination, and my crowning favorite, frugality.
My initial taste today came from the children’s textbook: The Story of the U. S., by My Father’s World, which sparked a visit to the local library, in which was Franklin’s own autobiography, also available online here.
And, as I adore a blood-pumping quotes, dear Ben has 200 of those!
Happy belated birthday, Benjamin! You have enriched my life today. You have my thanks, and a smile.