Happy Birthday, Caroline Ferriday.

July 4th seems a perfect birthday for Caroline, the anniversary of the date when our thirteen colonies declared themselves a new nation. It seems fitting today to celebrate this strong, independent women who did so much for others.

Thank you to Ronald Duelks who paid his respects to Caroline this weekend at beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where Caroline is buried, along with her parents and grandparents. Such a lovely final resting place for a lovely woman.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Caroline Ferriday.”

  1. Thank you so much for all this wonderful background material! We will be discussing and sharing our own thoughts on the terribly beautiful story this week, just six women that love to read good books! As an addition, we are donating books to the Mitchelville Womens’ Prison here in Iowa! They have a small library started, and it seemed fitting that we would bring books to prisoners.

    God bless you for the journey, all of it! You must have felt a mix of pride, achieving a work well done and, yet, emotionally “wrung-out!” I know that I was, and reflecting on the women and comparing it to our world torn by conflict, war and its own atrocities.

    1. Thank you for your wonderful note, Jan. Yes, “wrung out” is a good way to put it!
      And thank you for donating books to the prison. Such a kind thing to do.

  2. Thank you so much for writing this book. I just finished the Dutch translation and feel so grateful for your work, for all these women, for their courage, for the connection they nourished so others could survive/live/ …
    Here in Europe the two worldwars live in our collective narratives: my grandparents and parents both have stories about the war as adults or as children. I guess that your book touches me on so many layers, spoken and unspoken. After all it is a book about love. About the strength and resilience of so many men and women. Thank you! Marijke

    1. Dear Marijke, Thank you for your lovely note–it is so interesting to hear the European view of the war. Though many people here have stories from the WWII, many serving in it, we are further removed of course. I’m so happy you enjoyed the Dutch translation and that the book resonated with you.
      All the best,

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