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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The Freedom Trail passes his statue in front of Boston's OldCityHall, but not much is planned here today in Ben Franklin's birthplace. This rankles a local Franklin impersonator who unsuccessfully lobbied Boston's famously inarticulate Mayor Tom Menino to do more in the way of commemorating Franklin's tercentenary.
“Seven years ago I asked Mayor Menino, what are you going to do about celebrating your most famous native-born Bostonian?” Meikle said.
“He said, as best as I can quote from memory, ‘Well, y’know, Benjumin Frala walla walla Philephia, and y’got JFK and all, and humbo jumbo lossa famiss, y’know from Bahsna, an’ we can’t get into alla that, y’know.’ And that was that.”