On Monday, May 16th, freakish wind conditions plagued the greater Boston area for much of the day... and a statue erected in my honor was one of the casualties!
For more details, see the report by local TV station WCVB at this link: http://wcvb.tv/6184BU1jE It's a good thing that I was one of those "hard-headed" Founding Fathers. I don't think I could have survived this calamity otherwise!
One of my old sayings from Poor Richard's Almanack sums up this whole situation pretty well: "there are no gains without pains." And, to be honest, as you can see from the picture above, this was a real "pain in the neck!"
Your humble servant,