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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, but...it 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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