Saturday, May 21, 2016

My Heroes... Sarah Franklin Bache

The daughter of Benjamin Franklin was not blessed with beauty but instead with wit, kindliness, and a good nature. Many of her letters to her father were preserved. What a remarkable woman. Determined and never quit.

She kept her father in formed of goings on as he was in Europe. Due to the English invasion, she was forced to pack up and move more than once, one of the times was four days after she gave birth to a daughter.

The book spoke of an incident in which the committee of which she was a part collected money they planned to donate to the soldiers. General Washington requested shirts. 2,200 shirts were cut in her home and sewn by their little group. In her 64th year, she passed away due to cancer.

We need more women like her. She is worthy of emulating.

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