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From all your friends


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: hedley@sbgroup.net)

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 (plp@trvnet.net)

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

Happy Birthday Benjamin
 Michael R

Terri
 durand school: room 14-A
 Vineland, NJ

Michelledurand school: room 14-A
 Vineland, NJ

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 

Happy Birthday Ben 
 Vincentdurand school: room 14-A
 Vineland, NJ

Alaina and Jena

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