Dec 23

Gems of Wisdom: Franklin P. Jones and a Yellow Gold Band with Flush Set Fancy Colored Sapphires

By Calla Gold

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P. Jones

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ~ Franklin P. Jones

A Philadelphia reporter and PR executive, Franklin P. Jones was best known as a humorist during themid-1900ss.  He would typically write anonymously for various publications, such as the Wall Street Journal and Reader’s Digest.

He hit the big time and went national during the 40s and 50s for his column in the Saturday Evening Post, “Put it this Way.”  His column set a record for the longest continuously published feature in the Saturday Evening Post.

He was a very successful “paragrapher”, condensing humorous or thought provoking ideas into paragraph form.  By the end of his life, Mr. Jones had produced more than 35,000 paragraphs, epigrams, anecdotes, gag lines, and definitions!

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