Thursday, October 22, 2009

Philadelphia

This is where I was born and although I have been away for a long time I still have fond memories of growing up there, especially around the holidays. It was a time where I had my Dad living, we did not have to lock our doors at night and Halloween was a "dancing in the streets" kind of celebration. Well the founder of Philadelphia was William Penn and it is his birthday and I just wanted to make a note of it.

Oct 24, Birthday of William Penn (1644-1713) — British Quaker; advocate for peace and liberty. Penn founded Philadelphia ("city of brotherly love") and considered Pennsylvania his "holy experiment”: ”that an example may be set up to the nations."
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