Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1351 Patron Saint (for Benjamin Franklin) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 26, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1351 Patron Saint (for Benjamin Franklin) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Oct. 26, 2017  

     For other parts of this play, please see Days # 7, 142, 153, 189, 755, 936, 948, 1022
                                                Patron Saint  

                                       A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © All rights reserved 2017

           (Ben Franklin enters, nodding to the crowd, takes off his glasses and cleans them before putting them on, looking at a plaque in his hand)

Thank you!

Due to my interest in, and lifelong involvement in the art of printing, I have sometimes been called the patron saint of printers.  And due to my interest and development of the oft-despised but always necessary field of advertising, I have been referred to as the patron saint of advertising.

But this is a new honor, and I very much appreciate  being given the distinguished title of ......Patron Saint of Optometrists by this esteemed organization!

           (He turns to leave, stops, looks back)

 In the interest of accuracy I would like to clarify that it is certainly true that I may be a patron .... but please know, I was NEVER a saint!

           (Lights down, end of scene)
In addition to being called the patron saint of optometrists, Benjamin Franklin has also been called the patron saint of advertising more here, and the patron saint of printers more here

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