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Tea Party Winners: Vicki Talley McCollum's Never Say Goodbye, A National Park Romance novella goes to: Caryl Kane, Deanne Patterson, Deana Dick, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners Beverly Duell-Moore and Cindy Pratt, Roseanna White's winners - Betti Mace, Gabrielle Meyer's winners -, Deb Marvin's paperback winner - Rachel Dodson

Friday, January 4, 2013

Favorite Colonial Friends!


Today we are celebrating our fearless leader,
our beautiful friend and founder of
Colonial American Christian Writers, Carrie Fancett Pagels!



It is her birthday tomorrow, January 5th
and we are starting the party early!



We dance with Carrie through one of our favorite periods of history!

She is such fun and a wonderful administrator
and hostess of Colonial Quills. And she is such a fantastic encourager!

Ooops, wrong historical era!

There, that's more like it. Carrie in PINK!


Carrie is one of our favorite persons and we pray the Lord's blessings on her writing career! She has been working very hard and we know she is going places!


In her honor we have a few questions for you all about some of your favorite colonial persons? Who is . . .


Your favorite colonial political or military figure?

A notorious colonial you like to read about?
Your favorite colonial period preacher?
Your favorite colonial heroine?



 
Happy Birthday, Carrie!! We love you!


"Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Philippians 1:6 KJV






Be sure to comment with answers to the discussion questions above and you'll get a chance to win a quill pen stylus!!

 P. S. To get to know Carrie better please visit her other blog at Overcoming with God. She is also guesting at The Sword and the Spirit blog until Jan. 9th with a gift basket giveaway!


112 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Carrie! You are a true blessing to me and to so many others. We love you and appreciate you.

    My favorites colonials:
    political/military - George Washington
    preacher - Jonathan Edwards
    notorious/notable - Philip Vickers Fithian who particpated in the tea party in New Jersey.
    heroine - Abigail Adams

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    1. You have TOTALLY lost it Mistress Gade!!! I can't believe you slid this past me!!! Big hugs and thanks for the laughs!!!

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    2. You never know what you'll get from me! LOL! I'm so glad you are enjoying it. You are such a good sport. Love you, Carrie!!!!

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  2. Oh how gorgeous!! Happy Birthday, Carrie. It's already the 5th in Australia, so I'm dancing a jig for your special day. xx

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    1. Thanks, Dotti! I think this is HILARIOUS!!! Esp. love the rock n roll Carrie because that was when I learned to dance as a child!!!

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  3. I love the Carrie needlepoint! LOL Happy Birthday to a terrific lady, a brilliant writer, a warm and encouraging friend and an inspiring mentor. God bless you, dear! May all your dreams come true this year, and may there be pink cake and many opportunities to pick up your writing and signing quill!
    My favorites:
    political: John Adams
    military: studying a local officer, Hendy, who helped settle my hometown after the Revolutionary War
    heroine: Betsy Ross

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    1. Oh my goodness, were you in on this, too, Kathy!!! Thanks so much. Yes, I want that PINK cake, so thanks for the blessings! And I will use that lovely pink quill to sign my contract(s)!!! When God gives them to me, that is, lol!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Carrie! You truly are a blessing and a great encourager. Love you much my dear friend.

    My favorite colonials:

    Political/military - George Washington...actually, he wins only because he was both political and military, but close contenders are Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de La Fayette.

    Preacher - currently, John Leland (can't you tell from my Sunday posts?) :) He preached through the War of Independence, despite facing many dangers.

    notorious/notable - Captain John Copythorn (sailed along the American coast, to the West Indies and Europe from 1750-1774) a distant ancestor whose ship carried various merchandise and slaves. In December 1757, Captain Copythorn's ship was the only one George Washington found available to carry his crop to Bristol. Apparently it was a treacherous journey and the captain did not arrive in Bristol until August 1758. Some believe he continued to sail various ships right through the War of Independence. Rumor has it, he ran supplies for George Washington, but you know how family stories go. :)

    heroine - Mrs. Sally Leland, Elder John Leland's wife (married Sept 30, 1776). She more-or-less tackled a captain bent on killing her husband and held the captain in place until some men were able to take away his sword.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn!!! You are somewhat to BLAME for me getting so busy with CACW and CQ because of your encouragement over at FCW--you and Vicki McCollum. Big Hugs!!!

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    2. That Sally Leland was some strong woman! Those colonial ladies sure had a great spirit!

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  5. Love the pictures!!! Ha ha. Happy Birthday, Carrie.

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    1. Okay, Dina, so now you know that we have some officially crazy members in this group that you just recently joined. So haha on you, too, lol!!!

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    2. Hey, you should know by now that I like crazy people. The crazier the better, so bring them on.

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    3. No wonder you seem to like me, Dina, lol!

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  6. Only YOU, dear Carla, could come up with something as creative as this to honor our fearless leader:)

    Hmmm...Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, George Whitefield, George Washington, the female spy for the Revolution known only as a number now, alas, as she was hung...

    Happy birthday dear Carrie!

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    1. Wow, I love the positive spin you put on this bonkers post. Yes, indeedy it is very creative. And there will be payback for all that wonderful creativity later I feel sure, lol! Oh, I could have guessed about all your faves!!! Thanks!

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  7. My favorite Colonial heroine is Margaret Corbin! I love your photo shopped pics. :)

    Happy B-day Early :)

    Psalm 139:14

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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    1. Thanks, Amada!!! Hmm, I dk if I have read about Margaret!

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  8. ROFLOL! Great Post.

    Happy Birthday Carrie. As it is also my husbands birthday today we will have an extra slice of Pineapple Coconut Birthday cake in your honor tonight after dinner.:D

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    1. Heather, oh, I hope he is loving that cake--sounds awesome!!! Thanks so much!!!

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  9. Oh...this is such a great post!! I'm laughing out loud here. :)
    A fearless leader she is...
    Happy Birthday Carrie. Hope it's a wonderful day! ♥

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    1. This is flat out nuts and funny and I was laughing, too! Thanks so much, Marian and I hope your bday has been awesome, too!!!

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    2. I like the one of Carrie dancing in the 60's, even if it is the 1960's and not the 1760's!

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  10. Oh, that is wonderful!!! Love it!!! Carrie, you look divine in pink, darlin'! :-)
    As for favorite Colonials, hmmm. I did like reading that sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Wasn't that Edwards, or something like that? That's some fire and brimstone right there.
    And of course, I love everything about George Washington. I visited his home a few years ago. For some reason I can't think of what it's called. But it was lovely. I watched Colonial House on PBS several years ago and was shocked at how difficult life must have been for them. To be honest, I don't know much about Colonial times, but I would love to read a novel set in that time period, maybe something about an overseer's daughter. That would be a great novel, I'm sure. And if Carrie Pagels wrote it, it would be even better!!! ;-)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a wonderful person! Caring, giving, and encouraging! May your day be blessed!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melanie! You are a great accountability partner, too! Hmmm, my early American MS might be "just the ticket" for you, lol!

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    2. I agree with you there, Melanie. An overseer's daughter sounds like a great theme for a story. But you know with all that research at the Shirley Plantation that Carrie is doing, she's the one that will be running the place soon enough. :)

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    3. Oh no, Carla, I will leave that in Janet Appel's very capable hands!!! They have been so good to me over there and I really have loved working with them!

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  11. Happy Birthday to Marian Baay too, right???

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    1. Marian is having her bday over on www.overcomingwithGod.com blog--so go say, hi!

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  12. Lol, that is brilliant Carla!! CARRIE, after that I'd have to say you're my favourite colonial heroine! ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You are such a blessing and SO used by God!!! <3

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    1. Oh, that is so sweet, Noela! So glad God brought you to us over at Overcoming With God!!! blessings! Thank you!!!

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  13. ♫♪♪♫♫♪ Happy Birthday, dear Carrie! ♫♪♪♫♫♪
    I so enjoyed our visit today. I agree with the other ladies, you are a great friend and blessing to all.

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    1. What a lovely voice, Janet, and I enjoyed Starbucks with you, too!!! You are a blessing and super friend to me, too!!! Thanks!

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  14. Hahaha. Oh, my. Does anyone have a Colonial cure for sore stomach muscles from laughing so hard?

    Happy birthday, Carrie! (All of you.)

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    1. Exactly, C.J.!!! HAHA, about happy bday to all of me. Oh, my, it looks like I am suffering from either multiple personality disorder or MCD Multiple Colonial Disorder maybe!

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    2. Multiple Colonial Disorder ROTFL!!!!!!

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    3. I am going to recommend it for the next revision of the DSM, Carla--missed it for this brand new edition!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carrie! I love the picture of you in pink! I wish you a wonderful birthday and a very blessed 2013.

    This is a GREAT post - well done Carla :) So clever and hilarious!

    I'm not sure about my favourite Colonial person might be Elizabeth Macarthur, and Australian farming pioneer.

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    1. Carla cracks me up, Helen, and she is even funnier in person--a great wit!!!

      Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Robin!!! Do you think your Zone Director is a goofball now?

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  17. Happy Birthday my dear, sweet friend and sister in Christ.
    I LUV the picture of you in the pink dress :-)
    I hope your day is filled with all the wonderful things (pink things) you deserve.
    Love and hugs!!!

    Regarding the questions --

    My favorite military figure --
    Being a South Carolinian, and for many other reasons, I deeply admire Brig. General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, who stung like a wasp and irritated the British like a burr underneath their saddles. His efforts kept the two largest factions of the British army from joining together, which would have meant General Washington’s defeat.

    A notorious colonial –
    Again, as a South Carolinian I cannot help but hiss when I say the name Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton, the Butcher of the Waxhaws.

    My favorite colonial period preacher --
    One of the most notable chaplains during the Revolutionary War was Chaplain James Caldwell, a Presbyterian immortalized in Bret Harte’s poem, The Rebel High Priest. Caldwell’s wife was shot and killed by Hessians, and his church was burned by Tories. At the battle of Springfield, NJ, on June 23, 1780, when the Patriots stopped firing because they had run out of paper for wadding, Caldwell ran into a local Presbyterian church and brought out Watts Hymnals, and, according to the poem, he yelled, “Put Watts into ’em,—Boys, give ’em Watts!”

    My favorite colonial heroine –
    Elizabeth Jackson, mother of President Andrew Jackson, who in the midst of a terrible war and in the spirit of love and sacrifice, travelled far from her home in Waxhaw, SC, to the British prison ships in Charles Town Harbor to nurse her two cousins and other prisoners who were smallpox victims. While caring for Patriot prisoners, she became ill and died, laying down her life for others.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. You are such a sweetheart!!!

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    2. What fascinating colonials you mentioned, Susan! "Give 'em Watts!" Love it!

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  18. Carrie!!! I didn't know you sang in a 60's band!! ;-) Hilarious, Carla! OK...favorites:
    Military and/or political figure: I choose two. George Washington and Caesar Rodney, Delaware delegate to the Continental Congress
    Favorite preacher: Jonathan Edwards
    Favorite notorious figure I like to read about: Benedict Arnold
    Favorite Heroine: Lydia Darragh

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carrie!! May your special day be filled with joy and lots of pink! :)

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    1. No, I just danced with them as a child, Elaine! Thanks!

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    2. I had to look up Lydia Darragh, Elaine. What a great story of bravery.

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    3. Carrie, I was dancing right along with you! Those were fun songs to move with, weren't they? :) This is such a cute post—I love Carla's creativity. And I hope your family treats you like a queen tomorrow. You deserve it! ((HUGS))

      Carla, Lydia is so inspiring. Her little known bravery in history made a huge difference in the war. I delight in the "hidden heroes."

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    4. I bet you were, Elaine!!! I will be 55 tomorrow. My older sister taught me how to dance the twist in the 60's, my first dance!

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTRESS CARRIE!!!

    This is absolutely fantastic Carla!! But speakin' of certifiable---I've heard weaving baskets IS considered good therapy! LoL!

    When your book comes out Carrie, hope your cover heroine is wearing a pink gown!

    Favorite colonials: G. Washington, Gen. Herkimer, Sir William Johnson, Mary Jemison, Molly Brant, Chief Joseph Brant.

    p.s. What are you and your back-up group singing? :)

    Hugs and Birthday Blessings, CARRIE! And always THANK YOU Fearless leader! XXXOOO

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    1. ACK Pat about the basket weaving--too funny!!! Yes, I want Cornelia to have a pink gown!!! Thanks so much!!! XXOOXO

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    2. Good one on the basket weaving! I agree with you both, Cornelia must have a pink gown.

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  20. Happy, happy birthday to you, to you, Carrie.

    I LOVE TO WIN THE STYLUS!!!

    My favorites colonials:
    political/military - Paul Revere
    preacher - Charles Wesley
    notorious/notable - AAron Burr
    heroine - Abigail Adams

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    1. How come I suspect this is LENA!!!! Thanks so much, dear, you have been such a blessing to me!!! Hugs!!!

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  21. That last comment was really from me. I didn't realize I was signed into my husband's gmail.

    Happy, happy birthday to you, to you, Carrie.

    I LOVE TO WIN THE STYLUS!!!

    My favorites colonials:
    political/military - Paul Revere
    preacher - Charles Wesley
    notorious/notable - AAron Burr
    heroine - Abigail Adams

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    1. HAHA, I KNEW it was you, LENA!!! Thanks so much!!

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  22. CARLA, this was brilliant! I giggled so hard -- have no clue how to do pics like that. Which I'm sure Carrie is thankful for, since we have our own celebration coming up on OWG tomorrow. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARRIE!! I think you really fit in well in the colonial era -- you look great churning butter! LOL

    Let's see my fav military: George Washington
    Fav heroine: Molly Pitcher
    Fav Preacher: John Wesley
    Notorious: Paul Revere (the British are coming! haha)

    Love you, CARRIE, and it looks like your b'day is getting off to a hilarious start! LOL

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    1. Diana, I am going to be so worn out from laughing for this blog post that I don't know what I will do if you put up silly stuff over there tomorrow. Oh, my, me churning butter, lol!!!!

      Hey I share many of your colonial faves!!!

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    2. Actually Cornelia was my fav heroine, but I think they wanted real ones! She is real in our minds, tho! lol

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    3. Yes, she looks great churning butter, on the wing of an airplane at that!

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    4. CARLA, HOW on earth do you come up with these ideas???? What an amazing mind you have!!!

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    5. Thanks, Diana--I love Cornelia and in my mind she is real, too!

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  23. What a GREAT post!!!! Carla, this was BRILLIANTLY done! LOOOVE the pictures, but my favorite one was Carrie in pink :) How clever and cute!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carrie!!! What a great way to celebrate your special day, love it! Here's to ALLLL your wishes coming true now in 2013 and for the miracles of health, joy, prosperity, friendship, fun, and favor over you and your family!
    Big time hugs and blessings to you Carrie, you're lovely :)
    colonial notorious: Paul Revere
    colonial military figure: George Washington
    thanks for the giveaway, that quill pen stylus is incredible!

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    1. Thanks so much, KARA!!! People keep using that term for Carla's post. I believe brilliant and mad are closely related, haha! Or starkers I think is the British expression but I could be wrong. But I think the stark raving mad fun is why Carla and I had such a great time at CW last year!!!

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  24. Thanks, Kara. I had so much fun doing this for our well-deserving Mistress Pagels! Isn't that stylus cool! I just love it.

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    1. I want that stylus, Carla!!! Can I enter the contest if I answer the questions? Big hugs!

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    2. Please do answer the questions, Carrie. And a little birdie told me that you'll be getting a quill open stylus, too!!!

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  25. This is wonderful and so inventive! I love the Carrie in Pink photo and the one on the wing of the plane. What are you doing out there, Carrie? LOL
    My favorite colonial military figure: George Washington
    My favorite colonial notorious: any pirate...aargh
    Preacher: Edwards And Heroine: Adalia Winston (AKA Althea Claymore)

    I would LOVE to win this stylus! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie!!! You have been such a blessing to me! Um, it looks like Carla has me churning butter out there, Debbie, hahaha! Ooooh, you might like the Blackbeard Festival in Hampton, VA, then!

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    2. Blackbeard Festival? Sounds intriguing...I will have to look that up.
      Churning butter and balancing on the wing of a plane, you are AMAZING Carrie! LOL

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  26. Whoo Hoo!!! This celebration will remain a classic forever! Carrie, there are some sly foxes in your den, and so talented....is that considered cunning? I am honored to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY LADY CARRIE!! It's my pleasure to know you and I pray all your birthdays will be as bright as this one.

    Oh dear...such questions...the latest read for me was The Legacy of Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper and became such a favorite of mine. Let's see, there's Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, Scarlett O'Hara..whoops, wrong war....George Washington....and because he is the founder of my Methodism..John Wesley. Many heros come from the Colonial days and I'm grateful for all the creative writers who concentrate on this era to instruct and entertain us readers who demand the best. So - I also hand it to my favorite researcher and diviner of this time period - Carrie Fancett Pagels. I pray many happy and prosperous days in your coming year.

    Having said all that...I'd love to win the quill open stylus. Oh, does the ink and well come with it?

    In Christian Joy,
    Barb

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    1. Thanks SO much, Barb!!! That is very sweet what you said about me, too! I am a fan of John Wesley's mother, too!

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  27. Happiest of Birthdays to you Carrie. Thank you Carla for this fun tribute to our fearless leader!

    Your favorite colonial political or military figure? George Rogers Clark. Read Long Knife by James Alexander Thom. He might become yours too!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! Are you past your galley edits? This was hilarious!!! I have Long Knife but did not read it all. I think my mom was really sick at that time. Will have to go back to it!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Carrie. Cute cute post.

    Jonathon Edwards is considered Colonial, right? That'd be my choice.

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  29. Happy birthday, Carrie! Oh, my goodness, how can I pick my favorite Colonial characters? John Adams has always fascinated me.

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    1. Thanks, Gabrielle! Have you watched the John Adams series on DVD?

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  30. Happy Birthday Carrie love the post.
    may the most you wish for be the least you receive.

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    1. Wow, that is a cool blessing Jenny, thanks! Is that an Irish or Australian wish?

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    2. no idea a lady wrote it in my autograph book and took me a moment to fully understand it and it stuck

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  31. Ha Ha, Go Carrie!

    Happy Birthday! Have a lovely weekend with your family and friends. You're the cat's meow, girlfriend!

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    1. Thanks, Deb!!! Well, I feel like purring this week because I have been SO blessed!!!

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  32. Happy Birthday, Carrie. What a fun group!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Carrie! You are such an inspiring person. Thank you for all you do.
    Amy C
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    1. Thanks, Amy! I am glad to do what God enables me to do!

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  34. I forgot to mention that this was hilarious. Love it!
    Amy C
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  35. OMIGOSH, CARLA ... THIS IS HYSTERICAL!!! Especially the 60s Carrie -- gotta love it!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my FAVORITE PEOPLE in the whole world!!! I am SOOOOOO glad you were born, Carrie Pagels!!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Julie, that is my fave one, too, since I really was dancing around as a kid in the 60's!!! Thank you so much, Julie, and you are one of God's biggest blessings to me! You gave me such an awesome bday gift this week!!! Oh, and I loved "The Well" too!!!

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  36. Happy Birthday Carrie! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  37. Happy Birthday, sweet, dear, Carrie!! You deserve a day for us to celebrate you, and Carla has done a wonderful job. This is hilarious and so much fun. I guess my favorite is the pink dress, although all the photos are great. I know God has big things in store for you, Carrie, and I'm so glad I'll be around to see it. May the blessing you are to me and all of us at CQ come back to you tenfold. Have a marvelous, richly-blessed year!

    Love and big hugs!
    Lisa

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    1. Oh, and my favorite colonial figure is Alexander Hamilton. I am fascinated with his life, rising up from his humble beginnings to establish the treasury and the coast guard and even the tragic way he died in a duel makes his life story read like a novel.

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    2. Thanks so much, Lisa, and you are such a blessing to me!!! Praying for He-who-shall-not-be-named to LOVE your latest sub!!! Love all your blessings!

      Oh, I love Alexander Hamilton, too, and have kept wondering about writing about him because I have a heroine inspired by his wife--but I married her off to one of my ancestors, lol, in the story. It is the third MS proposed in the first three book sub we sent out.

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    3. Thank you, Carrie, for your caring and support. You are precious to me!! Ooh, that story sounds great. I love Alexander Hamilton's wife, as well. I can't wait to read all your wonderful books, and my prayers are for your publishing dreams to all come true quickly!

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    4. Can't wait to hear about your next sub, Lisa!!! Yes, Hamilton's wife had a fascinating background. Thanks so much for your good wishes and prayers!

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  38. Love this blog... You are so special to have friends in the writing community.. We love you and have a blessed day. Tell Clarky and Jeff and Cassie Hi from us. We'll be down in July hope to see you then. Martha

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    1. MARTHA, so glad to see you here! Can't wait till you and Paul move back to Hampton Roads!!! I told Clarky--he's a tad under the weather as is Clark. Cass just left. Blessings!

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  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISTRESS CARRIE!!! This was just tooooo funny!! Carla, you are something else. Carrie, you have blessed me SO MUCH this year.. I pray your 2013 will be FILLED with tons of blessings back (A contract would be nice!)

    Favorite colonial political or military figure? John Paul Jones - Established the American Navy
    A notorious colonial you like to read about? Stede Bonnet - The gentleman pirate
    Your favorite colonial period preacher? Jonathan Edwards
    Your favorite colonial heroine? Dolly Madison

    Have a WONDERFUL Day, Carrie!!!!

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    1. Hmmm, I have blessed you? YOU have blessed me Mistress MaryLu!!! I remember you bailing me out during the hurricane a year and a half ago, on the blog, and you weren't even a CQ member then, lol. And you always helped me and I thought you were!!! Thank you for giving me my fave book of the year and I pray it will be made into a movie. Thank you for your prayers!!!

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  40. Had a bit of a headache today, but had to pop in again to see how the party was going. Thank you all for coming by to bless our dear, Carrie. She is a doll. And a go-go girl, too! LOL!

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  41. Happy birthday, new found friend! I hope you had a wonderful day!! I'll have to check out your blog!
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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