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Ben Franklin's Turkey

Witty Founding Father Ben Franklin Gave his contemporaries many a grin. Although he wanted the turkey to be our national bird, Fortunately John Adam’s “eagle” had the final word. *entry for PD's Clerihew 2 contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 1/31/2012 12:47:00 PM
O.K. by me if the national bird is a turkey. I'll take drumsticks and a twenty-one gun salute. Super humor, Carolyn. Love ya. daver
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Date: 1/29/2012 3:44:00 PM
This is funny and enjoyed the write. soup mail
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Date: 1/29/2012 9:54:00 AM
I seem to remember this from before Carolyn, "it seems a tasty enough write" (ha ha)
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Date: 1/28/2012 8:47:00 PM
This is fantastic, Carolyn. I think it should rate high!! (the happy children in my poem were MY feet. heehee) Luv, Andrea
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Date: 1/28/2012 3:20:00 PM
Love this, Carolyn. I'm glad the Eagle won. What was he thinking? LOL Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim
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Date: 1/28/2012 3:04:00 PM
Very funny..a fact I was not aware of. Thanks for the history lesson!! Blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 1/28/2012 2:02:00 PM
Great Clerihew my friend! Glad to see you writing these as well! Yes, he did want the Turkey and he has his reasons, all of which were really good, was a Turkey! They just couldn't have that for a national bird! Glad they chose the eagle, much better! Great work with this write Carolyn! Awesome Job!!
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Date: 1/28/2012 1:52:00 PM
Reminds me of the debate between Howard DaSilva and William Daniels in the movie musical "1776". Good clerihew Carolyn.
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Date: 1/28/2012 1:49:00 PM
LOL, love this one, Carolyn. When I first heard about the turkey, I wasn't quite sure if the chap had been serious or not...
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Date: 1/28/2012 1:34:00 PM
Certainly there was reason why "eagle" was taken instead of turkey as national bird, but you pictured it nicely. Loved it and best wishes for the contest, bl
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