Yup, there were only 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. And what a coincidence! There are mournfully only 56 signatures so far on the Leftovers exchange.
Need some trivia? "Of all 56 signers of the Declaration, the first, largest, and most famous signature is that of John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge (age 26). Benjamin Franklin (age 70) was the oldest. Two future presidents signed: John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President)."*
Okay, so I can tell you the oldest signature so far on Leftovers. Rats, it's probably me at age 60. (But I'd gladly give this position up!) Two Presidents of Red Circle Press (myself and Ben Love) signed - so there's a commonality. The first to sign up was Odessa Leedy. The youngest signer needs to speak up. And the most famous signer needs to come forward and introduce themselves. Or we could take a vote. Naw, let's just work on getting just a few more artists to join the fight for leftovers and sign on the dotted line _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _!
Oh, and by the way, if you're curious how I know there were 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence, I Googled "fifty-six" and found the above info at this site: