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Thread: A Pirate's Life for Me, Due June 21, 2019

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    Fabulous cards, CQ5! Love them all!

    I'm still lurking by the way - I have been collecting some images but haven't had a chance to create any cards. Hoping I can get some done and in the mail but won't commit until I've at least started making the cards.
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    It’s all good, nanvan. You can stay on the ship without any commitments as long as you desire! We won’t throw you overboard!

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    In honor of your female pirates, CastleQueen5 (don't let it upset you )

    Question: During the "Golden Age of Piracy" just two women were ever convicted of piracy. One was Anne Bonney, but who was the other?

    Answer: Mary Read

    English woman Mary Read spent her childhood disguised as a boy by her mother. This was because her older (legitimate) brother had died, and their mother wanted to keep getting money from his paternal grandmother. Mary stayed living as a man until she fell in love with a soldier, and revealed herself as a woman so they could be married.

    After the untimely death of her husband, she took ship for the West Indies. When the ship was attacked and boarded by pirates, Mary joined them.

    In 1720, Mary took the "king's pardon" turned and Privateer, and then joined forces with Anne Bonney and her lover Jack Rackham after they took her ship. The three, along with their crew, were captured that same year and sentenced to death by a court in Jamaica, but both Bonney and Read were spared as they were pregnant.

    Records show that Mary Read died in childbirth, in jail in Jamaica, in 1721. It was not recorded what happened to her child, but it is assumed he or she died too.

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    Fascinating story!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Ok I did not cry too much. That seemed even sadder, than the other female pirate.

    My female pirates lived a safer life and died peacefully in their sleep at 94!

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    That makes me very happy, CastleQueen5; and I'm sure whoever gets those cards will also be glad to know that history!

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    Speaking of those lovely ladies, I had those for show up at my house today! Thank you for the extra hostess card. Your ladies are both fragile and formidable! Quite lovely!

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    Managed to make my 4 cards - please sign me up! I have to put the backs on the cards and will mail them on Monday. I think they should get there in time.
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Those pirate cards are awesome, nanvan! I'll let you know when they arrive.

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    Nanvan, my favorite is COME WHAT MAY, I like the pirate's expression.

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    A good pirate ship had good officers:

    A pirate ship was more than a boatload of thieves, killers, and rascals. A good ship was a well-run machine, with officers and a clear division of labor. The captain decided where to go and when, and which enemy ships to attack. He also had absolute command during battle. The quartermaster oversaw the ship’s operation and divided up the loot. There were other positions, including boatswain, carpenter, cooper, gunner, and navigator. Success as a pirate ship depended on these men carrying out their tasks efficiently and supervising the men under their command.

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    ksj1717 - don't forget to add me to the list! :-)
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    WHAT! How could I not have immediately added you? My apologies, dear nanvan! I know we don't want to miss out on your wonderful cards!

    I'm adding you now...for real this time!

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    I love those, nanvan! Especially enjoyed "Adventure awaits you"... it made me think of a recruitment poster and some young, naive fresh-out-of-college guy or gal seeing it and thinking, "I think I'll try that!"
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    I love those, nanvan! Especially enjoyed "Adventure awaits you"... it made me think of a recruitment poster and some young, naive fresh-out-of-college guy or gal seeing it and thinking, "I think I'll try that!"
    Love your comment - made me smile! Thank you!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    ksj1717 - mailed my cards today. Fingers crossed they will sail their way to you without any delays!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Here's hoping! I'm sure there won't be a problem, but I've had a set floating around for five weeks for a swap that have missed the deadline now! So sad to think I might not get to play. I'll let you know as soon as they arrive!

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    I have decided to stop lurking and join the swap - sign me up please. My cards are in the mail as I type.
    The first shows what makes a pirate a pirate, the second shows a ghost ship, the third is the pirate and the last is his treasure map.
    So much fun burning the treasure map!!

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    Love your Pirate, Donnacr!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Oooooh! Lots of lovely loot to spread among the crew, Donnacr! Thanks for a "Captain's share" as well! I love them all!

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