Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Since we spent Thanksgiving in Philly, here's some Philadelphia facts.  Did you know that Philly had the first volunteer fire department, medical school and library in the colonies? And west of town the first Botanical Garden?


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25 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Happy Birthday Steve.
Did you know that cute as they are, meerkats have sharp teeth and are happy to use them> One of my brothers volunteers at a local zoo and he told me that the meerkat keepers have all had stitches courtesy of their charges.

Valerie-Jael said...

No I didn't know. Meerkats are so cute, love them. Hugs, Valerie

Pat Hatt said...

Sure had a lot of firsts

Jamie Ghione said...

A lot of first in Philly.

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday, Steve. Hopefully, those facts about Philly will be on Jeopardy and I’ll know the answers!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm with CJ. I didn't know any of these facts, but they are certainly good Jeopardy questions (actually answers).

Happy birthday to Steve. I hope he gets that car (grin).

My foodie friend Sally LOVES Meerkats and collects memorabilia about them. I'll have to tell her how viscous they are.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Philly had a lot of firsts.

Jeanie said...

I did not know that!

RO said...

Nope, didn't know that, but it's cool info. Happy Birthday 🎂 Steve!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

And I just went to Boston and a feud between Ben Franklin and his brother had Ben leaving Boston for Philly and I think Ben was one of the geniuses behind all three!

Christine said...

Thanks for the neat facts and happy birthday to Steve!

Adam said...

They were one of the first great American cities after all

Lowcarb team member said...

No I didn't know …
Happy Birthday to Steve.

All the best Jan

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Sandra Cox said...

Who'd a thought. Right?

Sandra Cox said...

I'm pleased you enjoyed them and thanks for the good wishes to Steve.

Sandra Cox said...

Definitely:)

Sandra Cox said...

More factoids:)
Thanks for the birthday wishes to Steve:)

Sandra Cox said...

They sound like roses, only a little bit more rancorous.

Sandra Cox said...

They sure are:) Though from EC's description, I wouldn't want to be their caregiver:)
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh:)

Sandra Cox said...

That's for sure, Jamie.

Sandra Cox said...

Ben Franklin is amazing, for sure. I didn't know about the feud.

Sandra Cox said...

Cool indeed:) Thanks for Steve's bday wishes:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Did not know that! I hope Steve had a good birthday! Big Hugs!