BEN FRANKLIN’S DAUGHTER DENTED THE STOVE, BUT IT DIDN’T BOTHER THE – – –
HI NN TRD GA EDO UFF = “FOUND-DING” FATHER
Good Morning, Everyone! 👨👧 Happy Fathers Day! 👨👧
🎶 You’re the end of the rainbow, my pot o’ gold, you’re DADDY’S Little Girl to have and hold….A precious gem is what you are, you’re Mommy’s bright and shining star, You’re the spirit of Christmas, my star on the tree, you’re the Easter bunny to Mommy and me…You’re sugar, you’re spice, you’re everything nice, and you’re DADDY’S Little Girl… “Daddy’s Little Girl” – Jimmy Roselli 1984
With all of today’s words looking familiar to me, I started doing some research…But there’s so many restrictions on my time this morning, and I had to get to Mass, so I’m going to delve into it further later…If you care to, you can check back, I’ll try to do an update…But right now it looks like TIRADE may be our most recent word with an appearance on 04/12/18, with HIGHLY running last having appeared back on 08/01/15. But I will say this…We sure have an interesting group of words today…OVERDO overdid the patience of 3 of the Early Birds, and LEGACY LEFT another 2 in the lurch. Ok…I’ve BEN on these words long enough…On to our cartoon…
In honor of Fathers Day, today we’ve FOUND ourselves in the home of Benjamin Franklin. A man who truly wore a coat of many colors, it would take me all day to speak of his LEGACY, so feel free to utilize this link to read about him here. He led a truly amazing life… We see he and his only daughter Sarah, engaged in what might be considered an ELECTRIFYING conversation. Having invented the FRANKLIN STOVE in 1741, and Sarah having been born in 1743, I’d put our year at circa 1751, since Sarah looks to be about 8 years old. Caught making a little DING in the family Stove by swinging a poker, Sarah appears quite contrite. “Cry and the Family Stove” comes to mind…But Ben, entering the room and FIND-DING the dent, chooses not to chastise her by telling her to go FLY A KITE, and instead gently assures her that accidents do happen. In fact, he goes so far as to commend her honesty, and likens her to GeorgeWashington…one of our 8 Founding Fathers, known for his honesty, and the one responsible for establishing “Ordered Liberty”, which required that all citizens be honest…Ah Ben, ever the DIPLOMAT…It’s obvious that he’s not upset with Sarah, and that the little DING doesn’t bother the…”FOUND-DING” FATHER! Brilliant, Guys! Be HONEST, Folks, did David and Jeff INVENT enough hints for us here today, or what? They sure made this POST MASTERful for me!
Ok, eye candy….With a panel shaded in yellow, we see Sarah dressed in a blue ruffled period dress, with a gray bonnet upon her head. Ben also dressed in a TIMEly fashion, sports his TRADEMARK BIFOCALS. The black and gray stove, the FOCAL point of the cartoon, appears to have coal within it, but there’s no sign of burning embers; although the stoves’ interior is partially colored in a golden hue. The Poker mentioned in Sarah’s dialogue lies on the ground. I keep wondering why the POKER is PLAYING such a dominant role, and all that comes to mind is Benjamin Franklin Poker Chips, which are well known to any Poker-playing aficionado.SCIENTIFIC reasoning? Just a thought…But aside from that, the only other thing catching my eye is the single tear on Sarah’s right cheek…Hence, again..”CRY and the FAMILY STOVE”. So, There you have it, Folks, Done! And I’ll leave you with one of Bens’ quotes that I think personifies the meaning of a true Father…”Tellme and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn“.
Have a wonderful Father’s Day, Everyone! And I raise my glass to all who celebrate! 🍷🙋🏻