Friday, January 16, 2009

FFQF: The Humorous John and Abigail

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FFQF: The Humorous John and Abigail

6 Comments:

akaGaGa said...

What a vivid portrayal of life with your father as the reverend. What fun they had choosing texts for his sermons!

Great stories, Herky. Thanks!

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Great post! I also like learnign something new about the Adams family. And I believe the same about family separation. I think Abigail had such a good head on her shoulders.

Cato said...

Dear Mulligan I am here to apologize for not participating this week in the ffqf. Life is going full throttle for me presently. I sincerely apologize.

Your post is, as always, excellent.

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Jean -- yes, what fun! I think I caught the first daughter eying Abigail as she gave her wedding text to their father. I also noticed, that in my quote, I accidentally wrote "Now choose a test," instead of the proper "Now choose a TEXT" but it is fixed now. I hope that didn't throw you off! Oops!

Mrs. Mecomber -- I see you also participated in FFQF; thank you! I better head on over and repay your comment! Yes, Abigail did have a good head on her shoulders. It must have been tough for our forefathers to make such painful decisions between family and country at times. I wish we had better repaid them.

Cato -- I fully understand. I hope you will have time to participate next week, though! I think your posts are excellent, too. Thanks for your kind words.

Happy FFQF everyone!

J. P. Schilling said...

Herky,

Your rendition of the Adams' relationship is nothing shy of brilliant! It is an amazing quality to use so few words and have your readers come away with so very much insight in to and about not only the principle characters but as to their families and personalities as well.

This is truly one of your best! Through your words, and illuminating their words, I was able to see that young Abigail seemed a bit on the spry side! In addition, she also appeared very well-read and educated. Yet in typical 'manly' fashion, John's retorts to her vis-a-vie age certainly show that males have not changed in all these years. Cheers!

jon-paul

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thank you Jon-Paul for reading and leaving your comment. Your assessment of my post is very kind. Thank you.

LOL, yes, Abigail was on the spry side. :) Their often serious faces could often belie their characteristic wit and vivacity.

I am very satisfied that you are enjoying the content of this blog and that my material brings the Founders more to light. Thank you.

Have a great weekend!