Happy 291st Birthday, Ben! Thanks for everything you did to make America great! Your Friend, Susanna
Happy B-Day Ben!!!! I work at the Grout Museum of History and Science in Waterloo, IA. We are also celebrating Franklin's B-Day, on the 11th though. We will have scavenger hunts, make kites, write epitaphs, electricity demos., as well as have the online exhibit up all day for people to look at! Thanks Much!Alan Sweeney
Dear:Ben I hope you have the best birthday in the hole wide world From:Damien
Happy Birthday Ben!!!! From Mrs. Robinson's 4th period compter solutions class.
For your Birthday, Ben, I wish liberty and freedom from oppression to all Americans and offer the hope that with the passage of Prop. 215 freeing medical marijuana in California and Arizona we are moving to return to the individual freedoms and liberties as envisioned by you and Thomas Jefferson.
Happy Birthday B. Franklin You are truly the greatest of the Founding Fathers. We have not held onto the republic you gave us very well but we still have time to make your dream for America come true,I think we will. One admirer of millions Your most obedient and humble servant, C. Terhune
Happy 291st! Go fly a kite! Craig
Happy Birthday to a man I never had the pleasure to meet, but I am glad I have the pleasure to study and experence your life from what you left behind. Thank you so very much. Love always your admirer, HELEN STETTNER
Happy Birthday Ben, You did so much. Love, James, age 8 Duncanville, TX
Hey Ben, Happy Birthday......I wasn't sure on what to get you. I'll probably get you a new kite, since you fried the old one. I was reading some of you work, you're a NOT BAD writer if I say so. Anyway how's your family....did you make up with James yet? Well I hope everything turns out for the best. Your Friend Greg
Dear Ben, I must do a term paper on your influence on the American public. I would appreciate any advice you or one of your friends could send me. Happy 291st B-DAY, Thank You, Jason C.R. >-C-C-> Jason
Happy Birthday, Ben! From, Sherry Brackett Athens, Georgia
Happy birthday Ben! You don't look a day over 90. Keep up the good work at your Institute I always enjoy going ever since I first went as a young kid. Martin O'Connor
Happy Birthday Franky BOY!!!!!!!
Happy birthday Benny I hope you got what you wanted. Kevin lowe,
I am doing a report on you and it is a pleasure working with you! You did so much it is hard to count! Best B-Day wishes...-Fred Winkleheimer
FRANK, YOU ARE THE MAN, MAN! GO CELEBRATE AT THE NITTY GRITTY! I LIKE CAKE AND STUFF... -FRANKLIN B.
You conquered science, you learned art, and then you passed away. The years to follow have seemed quite hollow, but your presence still lingers to this day. Have a good one, ben. ~Rochelle Day
Happy 291st Birthday! Love, Kelsey Johnsen
Happy 291st Birthday Ben F. Blow your candles! I bet you don't have a Birthday Cake! Your alive friend, Gwendolyn Dipert
Happy Birthday Ben, And thanks for inventing the Fire Department! Without you my husband would be unemployed! A Grateful Wife
Ben, For a birthday present, I am giving you a new back door key. Thank you for inventing electricity. Without it, I could never see what I was doing. Your friend, Olivia Haas (age 7), Kutztown, PA
Happy britday Ben
Hi Ben Just wanted to say !!!!! H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!! From Brittany
Happy Birthday Ben, I am another Jan. 17th birthday boy. Lee Simmerson Vallejo, CA
May your reputation grow in the next 300 years! Fairview LRC Staff
Dear Ben, If you weren't born 291 years ago, I wouldn't be writing on this computer or even have an elctric pencil sharpener for school. Your friend, Zachary Renouf (age 7) Mt. Shasta, CA
Dear Ben hope you have a nice birthday we are studying about you in class. YOUR FRIEND, DAN ROSS
happy birthday to Ben! from:s.k. Rhee
Happy Birthday Ben, You where a great scientist as well as a diplomat. Matt
Dear, Ben Thanks for figuring out all about electricity. Happy birthday. Your Friend, Brian Rose
Happy birthday Benny-boy! You Look good for your age from
Happy Birthday, Ben, you old swinger! I've been to your museum countless times, worn your T-shirts, and attended your University. A BIG thanks on that last one! I even had my daughter sit next to you at the corner of 37th and Locust. But I still don't think the turkey should have been our national bird. It's about time the government recognized your accomplishments and made your picture bigger on the $100 bill!! Scott "Energy Room" Novack
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN......YOU WERE ONE OF MY REPORTS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and Thanks for LIGHTING the World Kiran
Happy 291st birthday Ben!!!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing "dead" birthday!!! Your friend Samantha
Happy 291st bithday president thankyou for the differences that you have made
Dear Ben, I like to wish you a wonderful birthday and a good newyear!
Hello,Ben how are you doing fine I hope in the last 291 birthday. LOVE,CHARLES J.
Hi! BEN I just wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. PEACE!!!!!
Dear Ben, Thank you for inventing electricity. If you wouldn't have invented electricity, we would all be in the dark now. Happy Birthday Ben! Yours truly, Stephanie Barry
Dear Ben, I just wanted to tell you that I'm doing a report on you and to have a Happy Birthday! from, Philip
G'Day Ben -- Happy Birthday from Australia, land of wonders yet to be discovered. But, at 291 years of age, you might find the flies, heat and crocodiles a bit hard to take -- so relax and enjoy your birthday. Bernard & Diane Hedley Sydney, Australi (E-mail: email@example.com)
Here's to another great year, Ben! May there be another 291. Wishing you well from all your friends in Brooksville, Florida at Moton School. Carla Schutte Technology Specialist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN YOUR 291 CONGRATULATIONS BEN FRANKLIN
CONGRATULATIONS BEN FRANKLIN SINCERLY,4 GRADE SOUTH BENDLE 96-97
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN FRANKLIN! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL THE INVENTON'S SINSERLY, STEPHANIE
Happy birthday ben little buddy.
Happy birthday ben hope you got your wishe
happy birthday Ben You were a great Inventor in your time. Thanks for Inventing the light bulb and Electricity.
happy birthday ben hope you got your wishes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. LOVE JESSUCA DACHOWSKI
Dear Ben, I like your name. Do most people call you Benjamin or Ben? Happy Birthday. Your friend, Benjamin Halpern
Happy birthday Ben you where a very good inventor thank you for inventing electricity so I could whoch t.v. Patrick Kilgallon
Dear Ben, happy birthday to you
Grattis på fodelsedagen, Lennart
Happy b-day , I'll get you a new key.Lindsey Jacobs
Hi Ben hope you aren't still shock by lighting. Maria Odell
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday I think you are one of the best people ever born in America. I hope you have the best birthday ever. Sincerely, Kristi Shimamoto
BEN its your birthday for the 291st time. I'll send you a new invention. sincerly, REBEKAH RENTFRO
Happy birthday Benjamin Franklin I hope you have the most wonderful bithday ever , oh I hope you get a new kite to. Your friend, Matt Scanlan
Ben Franklin, This is from all the students in Mrs. Wilma Logan's 4th period 8th grade history class at Lafayette High School, Oxford, MS. from Marc: I'm glad you invented electricity so we can have food and light. from Nicole: You are still thought about and loved for what you've done. from Janica: 291 is a lot of years! HAPPY 291st BIRTHDAY! also from Kiska, Matt, Cassandra, Greg, Brian, Joe, Amanda, Hunter, Lakeshia, Justin, and Mrs. Logan!
Dear Ben , I hope you have a great birthday! I thankyou for everything you did for us ,and I hope that you get everything you want . Sincerly, Veronica Holyfield
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday! You're the greatest. Have a nice birthday. I wish you lived longer so you could invent more things. Thank you for what you did. Love, Mrs. Trotman's second grade class Penn Wood Elementary West Chester, PA
Happy Birthday Ben! I will be flying to Philadelphia on your birthday, and will visit your city! Have a good birthday! Power Johnson
Ben Franklin, Happy 291st birthday and many more.
Happy Birthday Ben from snowy, windy Iowa. The stories about you have really fascinated my 5th grader, Thanks. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Ben, Happy Birthday to you. Patty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dear Ben, it may have been over 200 years, but your presence is still being felt in Philadelphia (and around the world I am sure). You are such an inspiration... we owe you so much! Thank you and happy birthday. -Philippe
Happy Birthday Ben you're the best love jaja
Happy Birthday Ben Your friend, Bethany
Happy Birthday BEN!! We will honor you on Thursday, January 16, in Boston at 10:30 AM at your statue. The Boston Craftsman Club and Boston Litho Club
Dear Ben, We're sure glad you came to Philadelphia. It is a much better town than Boston. We think that you and your wife designed a super house and wish that you would have us over for tea. Have a Great Day and an uplifting experience on the Internet. Sorry to use this electronic mail instead of your post office. Linda and Geoff Moulton
Happy Birthday to Ben! Geoffrey Chan (Toronto, 1997)
Ben, You salty old dog! Happy birthday! You don't look a day over 290! Your good friend, George Washington
Happy Birthday! Emily
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!!!!!!!! FROM MEGAN
Happy 291st Ben!! Thanks for everything you accomplished to make our lives better!! John Chaja Chetek, WI
Happy Birthday, Ben! From Miss Bode's Third Grade Class
Nice glasses, Ben! Love your building and its folks! Especially grateful for your Almanack idea! Thanks too for the Fire Department, the Library Company and the Philadelphia Free Library system. CHEERS .............................. ME!
Happy Birthday Ben!!! I have been a great fan of yours for all my life. I am doing a report on you in English Class. Could you please send me some very good information on you? Please?
Happy Birthday, Ben! Would you like for us to put you in a rocking chair and cook for you on your Franklin stove since you are now 291? From: Mrs. Toemmes's 5th Grade Class P.S. We are glad you invented bifocals. Now people don't run into walls.
I hope you get lots of $100 bills for your birthday!
Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! We are proud and happy to be students at Franklin School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin . It's great to attend a school named after such a wonderful and famous American Love , The Franklin Family Ps. We're glad to have electricity !
It's "Ben" great knowing you! Happy Birthday! KBeach
Happy 291st B-Day Ben!!! We are all awaiting the great day!!! We will celebrate with a party in the White House!!! Even Bill Clinton will be there!!! Do you know who he is??? He is the president of the United States of America!!! He is your 2nd greatest fan!!! We are your first!!! Well So- Long!! Ben Frankline P.S. We will send you a gold Rolex watch!!!!
Happy Birthday Ben from the FRANKLIN School in North Andover,MA!
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday! Thanks for taking all the credit for MY discoveries! If you don't believe me, read Ben and Me by Robert Lawson. I wrote the book remember? Signed, Amos Mouse Williams' Home School, Gallup, NM: Brian-11, Bradford-9
ps.: My birthday is today: January 16th! Where's MY card??? Amos Mouse
hey ben you are looking pretty good for being over 200 years old oh and remember always keep up the good work
hey ben I hpoe I look as good as you when or if I get to be 291 years old. remember keep up the good work Your Friend, Sarah
Ben, Happy birthday from Oak Lane Day School! We are celebrating our 80th birthday as a school this year! Thanks for all you did for Philadelphia and America!!! *Oak Lane Day School
I am delighted to hear that you are celebrating another birthday! I have enjoyed your many books. I look forward to your next birthday. I hope to join you for the celebration. Yours truly, Kim B.
Mr. Franklin, Mrs. Ruzek's fifth grade class would like to wish you a happy birthday and thank you for all you did for the history of this country.
Happy Birthday, Ben. I am especially grateful because I went to the University of Pennsylvania--your University! Thanks for everything! Nora Munoz Philadelphia, PA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!!!!!
Dear Ben, Hi! Thank's for our nation! We sure like the electricity! I think you have went up and down the hill! ( a zillion times!) Ha Ha Ha! Anyway, thank you for eveything! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! From, lexis
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday!I am very glad you invented what you did because if you didn't people wouldn't have the technology we have now.Ex.:I wouldn't be writing this letter to you right now! I wonder what the world would be like with out your inventions? Happy Birthday, Travis
Dear Ben, HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYY BBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHH- DDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! Go fly a kite! Chelsea
Dear Ben, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BEN HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! From, Marshall
Happy Birthday, Ben Maybe someday I will invent something, too!!! Colby Lowe
Happy Birthday Ben- The family still has your glass armonica packed safely away. Best Wishes on your 291st! Albert Franklin Sefl
Happy Birthday, Ben. Just thought you would would like to know we seem to be handling electricity preety well today. Wish you were here to see it. Doug
Dear Amos and Ben, Happy Birthday!!!! I read BEN AND ME. It was a great book. Hope you guys have a great birthday. Amos, here is a ballon big enough for you to put Ben in. ** **** ** (00000) Ben can fly his new kite and you can fly Ben and stay safe on the ground so you don't get fried again. Your friends Julianna and Rebecca
Happy Birthday Ben! Thanks for all the cool things you invented, and for those of us you inspired with your excellence! Maureen Saringer Rick's American Cyber Grill http://www.cybergrill.com
HAPPY B-DAY BEN YOU ARE THE STAR OF HISTORY FROM TIM AMEY
Happy Birthday to Pennsylvania's most important person! Thank you for your words of wisdom, your many inventions which have withstood the test of time, and your contributions to our life and liberty that we cherish today. From the Students and Teachers of Salisbury Elementary School, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Dear Ben, Thank you for all the good things you invented. Last year our whole school invented things like you. Our invention convention! Happy 291st Birthday! Have a great day Ben. Love, Miss McGeehin's second grade class Penn Wood Elementary School West Chester, PA 19382
Happy Birthday Ben. We are a class of students at #39 school in Rochester, New York. We found out all about you when we read your biography. We think you were an amazing man. Today we're making bifocals and wearing them to your birthday party. For party games we are going to do electricity experiments. Mrs. Gatto's literature group.
Happy B'day Mr. Franklin! We are looking forward to visiting your house 22 May. Robert Owens durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin Jennifer durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
DEAR BEN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY I WAS THINKING OF NANEING A LIGHTING BOLT AFTER YOU 291 YEARS OLD! SAM LIPMAN
Happy birthday Ben Lauren durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Mr.Franklin Jared durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
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Happy Birthday Ben! Thank you for your inventions. You were a great man, and we wish we wish you were alive to help us learn. Have a Happy Birthday from Mrs. Lassche's 3rd Grade
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday Ben! I wish you were still alive. Have a nice birthday. You're inventions were great. You were a good man. Are you having a nice time up in heaven? May your wishes come true. Love, Mrs. Mrs. Hunt's First Grade Class Penn Wood Elementary School West Chester, PA
BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YOU BEN,HAVE A GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY #291!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**************************** Mike Camp Cypress Elemtary Cedar Park,Texas
Happy Brithday ben how old are you I hope you have a great brithday. durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben. From Michael M. durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Yo Ben HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Matthew
Dear benjamin I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I hope you get what Dear Mr Frannklin I hope you have a wonderful happy birthday and get what Dear Mr Franklin I hope you have a wonderful happy birthday and I hope Dear Mr Franklin I hope you have a wonderfull happy birthday. Angel.durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
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Happy Birthday Ben. and thankyou for inventing electricity.durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Dude! Happy 291st B-Day!! You don't look a day over 270. Stay cool! Mr. Burke Abington Junior High
Thanks for contributions to our country Happy birthday from Joe Whedbee
Happy Birthday Ben!!! Ladiadurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Benny boy Lauradurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN YULISBET durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJAMIM FRANKLIN GERRYdurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN FROM BRADFORDdurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY JESSICAdurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben JASON durand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy B,Day Anthonydurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben Franklin I hope you get lots of presents. Cieradurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben Brittanydurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben Siondurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
Happy Birthday Benny Kellydurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JACKIEdurand school: room 14-A Vineland, NJ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BEN FRANKLIN!!!!! WE HOPE YOU HAVE FUN ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY. FROM 4K AT THE FRANKLIN SCHOOL IN NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS
Happy, happy birthday, Ben! We owe you such a big debt of gratitude for all that you have done for us. I especially want to thank you for LIBRARIES! I am a media specialist at an elementary school, and I wish you could see how far we have come from your original idea of a system for loaning books! I think you would be extremely proud of us! Thanks for everything!!! Mrs. R. Feldman
BEN: WE HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR BIRTHDAY, WHEREVER YOU ARE TODAY. WE ENJOY BROWSING THROUGH YOUR INSTITUTE AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DO SO LOTS OF TIMES. AGAIN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! LAUREN, MEGAN & RYAN SHAW
You are a true genius Benjamin Franklin, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! -Caitlin Fahey
Happpy Birthday Benny From: Ryan MacPhail Age:11 Lives in YellowKnife
Happy 291st birthday I know that even though we can't see you, we know you can see us! WE loved your envention. In school we are studying science we love you. Love, Alexis & Kim
Dear Ben, I have been to the institute so many times and I love it. Have a Happy 291st Birthday! love, samantha lindsay cohen
Dear Ben, Happy birthday! Because you went and flew a kite I can sit here and send you a birthday greeting on the inter-net. I love my bifocals! I don't know what I would do without them. Thanks for inventing them. How did you accomplish so much in one life-time? I guess you lived by your motto "Little strokes fell great oaks." Thanks for everything, Angela Lennie
Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin You're way over the hill. Rachel Patterson Yakima WA.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEN.. I'VE BEEN TO YOUR HOUSE, YOUR GRAVE, YOUR MUSEUM.. EVEN YOUR PARKWAY! YOUR INVENTIONS ARE GREAT.. I USE THEM EVERYDAY. YOU WERE A VERY NICE AND SMART MAN.. BRILLIANT. WISH THERE WERE MORE LIKE YOU THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT "FRANKLIN SQUARE" IN PHILADELPHIA SHOULD BE NICER. I SAW YOUR WIFE, YOUR SON AND YOUR DAUGHTER IN A MOVIE I'VE BEEN TO YOUR PRINTING SHOP ... AND YOUR POST OFFICE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD YOU'VE DONE.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE, TIM AND BRANDON P.S. I LIKE PHILADELPHIA JUST AS MUCH AS YOU DID
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN I WISH YOU WERE STILL ALIVE. YOU WERE A GOOD MAN. IF YOU WERE STILL ALIVE WE WOULD BE HAPPY. LOVE DANNY SANTIAGO
Happy Birthday Ben, I think you are a really neat guy! I am learning all about you in school. I am doing a play about you. Bobby Millet, Erie, Pa.
way to go Ben| Gil Shand
Happy Birthday... Ben! You are the Great Scientist of America
Dear Ben, Happy Birthday to a passionate, creative, magical man. You have inspired, delighted, educated and entertained me throughout my life. Wherever you are I hope you're having a great time, Love, Katie Dean, Santa Cruz CA.
Happy Birthday Mr. Franklin!! We enjoyed your museum. Grant Benton Buda,Texas
Dear Ben, The Hommocks Middle School seventh grade wishes to send you a BIG birthday greeting!! We will be studying you not only in Social Studies, but also English And Science. You were quite a guy!!! Happy 291st!! Hommocks Middle School, Mamaroneck, New York
DEAR BEN HAVE A HAPPY ONE. MAKE SURE TO COME IN OUT OF THE RAIN NEXT TIME! SEE YOU HERE AGAIN, NEXT YEAR! GINGER
Happy Birthday to a great inventor! Lots of Happy Birthday wishes to you! Sincerly, Jessica McGinley
Dear Ben, Happy 291st Birthday! Thank you for all your wonderful inventions! H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y T O Y O U ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Your friend, Jessica McGinley :)
Dear Ben, I Hope you have a wonderful day Your Friend Gretchen Yockers
happy birthday ben from lonnie & duane sequira
feliz cumple ben from uruguay
happy 291st birthday ben franklin ! your caring friend, valerie chaja
Dear Ben, What would we have done without you? You were an incredibly brilliant and tireless man, especially without all this technology we now have. Thanks for all you've done. Have a great 291st birthday wherever you may be. From, TPG, Jr. West Deptford, NJ
Happy Birthday Ben! Wish you were here! We have baked a large cookie and wrote Happy Birthday Ben on it. We sang Happy Birthday to you. We set up a window display, in honor of your big day, right across from the Post Office. Many happy returns. The Mary Gardner Owen Society Children of the American Revolution Marietta, OH 45750-1323
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!FROM JEREMY BERLIN!
Happy birthday Ben! Meredith Thomas