Well the nearest book, that I purposely went downstairs and found on my bedside table (because the nearest books to me where Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and another easy reader - we homeschool moms are alike!) So I'm going to use the book I have been reading.
I have always been interested in the life of Benjamin Franklin! I don't know if this stems from years and years of hearing my mother quote: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healty, wealthy, and wise! Or if it was my extreme interest in the fourth grade of the wonderful book Ben and Me by Robert Lawson. (If you haven't read this book to your children I would encourage you to - it is wonderful - however, the movie version put out by Disney - is not!)
So where ever my interest started I was intrigued by the "founding father who winks at us" as Walter Isaacson describes Benjamin Franklin in his book Benjamin Franklin: an American Life.
I have found the book to be very interesting and oftentimes funny as he describes Franklins life and his discrepancies in his autobiography.
So now for the meme part. On page 123 the fifth - eighth sentences are: