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Benjamin Franklin's Grave - Philadelphia

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 25 June 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Mere steps from the American Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia, Christ Church Burial Ground is a must-visit during any trip to Historic Philadelphia. This historic cemetery is the final resting place for signers of the Declaration of Independence and other leaders as well as ordinary citizens. Benjamin Franklin and his wife Deborah are buried here, as is the man who dug their grave.

The Franklins’ grave is easily the most visited, as seen by the large amount of pennies that are tossed upon the grave's flat marble surface by visitors each day. This is supposed to be a symbol of good luck, and a nod to Ben Franklin’s motto: “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

Tomorrow - we will say "Au Revoir" to Philadelphia .

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire