A Conversation with Ben Franklin about Lake Chapala

September 4, 2013


I’ve always enjoyed learning about Ben Franklin, a very wise man. I even got to meet him on a trip a while back to Pennsylvania. That’s where the photo of us was taken.
We did not have much time to chat, but based on his famous quotes, I’d like to share an interview with him we might have had.
After telling him that I was in the process of writing a book called, “How to Live a Caviar Lifestyle on a Tuna Fish Pension at Safe, Beautiful, and Affordable Lake Chapala, Mexico” to teach people all about a wonderful, almost magical place called Lake Chapala,  and to become involved in our area by coming to see for themselves it’s wonders.
Ben replied, “Tell me, and I forget. Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.”
I told Ben what I was doing at Lake Chapala: Helping people from all over the world to find happiness at Lake Chapala and he said,
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” I feel I’ve done both.
I explained to Ben that some of the people interested in our area tell me that they want to come down for a visit, that they’re just so busy with work, that it’s hard to find the time to come to see for themselves.
Ben said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.”
"Yes, I know that’s true Ben, but some say they will come for a visit when they find the time." Ben said, “Lost time is never found again.”
I then asked Ben, “What words can I use to motivate them to come down.” Just tell them, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
Finally I asked Ben for one final piece of advice. He said, “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immoveable, those that are moveable, and those that move.” I hope you are one of those that move.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed this make believe conversation between Ben and I.
Let me end with one final quote from him, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.

I hope you will make an investment in your knowledge about Lake Chapala, Mexico by coming for a check us out visit soon.
Another great investment in knowledge about Lake Chapala, even if you’ve already made a visit here, or still thinking about a visit is to see us, is to invest in our book about Lake Chapala.
You can get started right now, today just by clicking this link.
The book also makes a good gift for your skeptical family and friends who think you’re “un poco loco” for talking about / or having actually moved to Lake Chapala.
Don’t forget if you’re one of the first 5O to order we’ll include a full color Street Map Guide with the main towns, villages, and developments at Lake Chapala which also includes Emergency Telephone numbers, a regional map, and an arterial map of Guadalajara.
So don’t delay. It’s really a nice bonus.Click here
Tu amigo, Sid
  • Barry

    HA! You’re a cool dude, Sid! Really enjoyed the visit with ol’ Ben. Thanks.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Barry, Yes, Ben and I have been friends ever since I met him in grade school. One of my teacher’s introduced us. H’s been a friend ever since, Tu amigo, Sid

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