Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I was downtown yesterday and walking along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion and a group of women who I feel certain were tourists were in front of me. The group paused in front of the statue, as one member pulled out her camera to take a picture of Franklin. One of the other women, says (in an "I knew it" tone, "I thought that looked like Franklin! You know, Franklin Roosevelt!" I had to walk very quickly away from them to avoid bursting into laughter right next to them, so I am unable to tell you if one of her companions corrected her that the statue said Franlin on it because it was Benjamin Franklin (very confusing when people have first names for their last name).