Saturday, February 7, 2015

Introducing . . . the Carters!

A while back, I showed you all a picture of my Society Hound Barbie who has been renamed Penelope Elizabeth Winthrop Carter. I teased a little of what her story would be about - some mystery, some tragedy. I am still working on the dios for the first story, but I thought I would introduce her family and give you all a little background so as to set up the first episode of her story! Here she is with her children:


From L to R: Eldest son Charles Herbert Carter (25), Penelope Elizabeth Winthrop Carter, Callum Michael Carter (21), Danielle Theresa Carter (23)
Penelope is the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Anne Winthrop and Herbert Michael Winthrop who are a very wealthy and prestigious family in Hanaly Corners. They were the principals of a large conglomerate of companies dealing in commercial real estate, manufacturing and financial services. Their company, Winthrop Enterprises was a major employer in Hanaly Corners. They also have another daughter and son. The Winthrops are pictured below:


Front Row, L to R: Herbert Michael Winthrop, Elizabeth Anne Winthrop
Back Row, L to R: Penelope (48), Roger Herbert Winthrop (40), Annabelle Josephine Winthop Bloom (45)

The Carters were another very wealthy family in Hanaly Corners. They were the principals of a large firm that specialized in Engineering, Architectural Design and Technology. Carter Design & Technology Corporation was also a very large employer in Hanaly Corners.

The Carters have 2 sons and 2 daughters:

Seated L to R: Samuel Elliot Carter II, Helena Boatwright Carter
Standing L to R: Charlotte Mary Carter (40), Samuel Elliot Carter III (53), Phillip Coleman Carter (50), Felicity Georgia Carter (35) (Note: this photo was taken 2 years ago, but I am showing their current ages)

In 1984, Mr. Carter and Mr. Winthrop, who were friends, started talking about a merger that would combine their companies into the single largest employer in Hanaly Corners and set the stage for expansion along both national and international lines. As part of the merger discussions, the two men had decided that having their two eldest children married would seal the deal. They set about "introducing" Penelope and Sam Jr. Throughout their courtship, they were strongly urged by their parents that their marriage would be in the best interest of both families. Two years later, Sam and Penelope "sealed the deal" and were married in an extravagant affair that all of the high society members of Hanaly Corners attended. The companies merged and became Carter-Winthrop Enterprises, Inc.

Penelope and Sam had become very good friends during their courtship. While they knew that their marriage had been arranged by their parents, they made the best of things and knew that they would be expected to produce heirs. Penelope became pregnant within the first year, however, she miscarried the child. What she discovered during this time was that Sam was a very caring and attentive man. He grieved the loss of the child with her and this drew them closer together. He did everything he could to comfort her and to make her feel wanted. Soon, she realized that she really was in love with him and he saw her as his fragile, precious princess and knew that he was hopelessly in love with her. In time, she was again pregnant and during this pregnancy, he watched her closely and they were blessed with their first child. They were so happy and excited that there first born was a son! Charles Herbert Carter. 2 years later, Danielle Theresa Carter was born and 2 years after that, they gave birth to another son, Callum Michael Carter. 10 years ago, both the senior Samuel Carter and Herbert Winthrop retired leaving Samuel Elliot Carter III as the President and CEO of the company as he had been groomed to be. Many of the family members are also executives in the company and both Charles and Danielle hold positions with the company. 

Two year ago, Sam took off on a private jet with his Director of Manufacturing to look at a site in Mexico. There was a terrible storm and the flight never arrived at its destination. It fell off of the radar and to date, there has been no trace found of this ill-fated flight or its passengers.

I hope you are intrigued by this introduction! We will pick up this story with a family meeting to discuss matters of Sam's disappearance! Stay tuned.


23 comments:

  1. Wow, such high-ranking people you got here, Phyllis! I am quite tempted to at least have one character in my atelier who has this kind of profile hehehe.. By the way, THANK you so much for entering my current contest.. I am excited who is gonna be winning that cropped top :) Hugs, shasha

    http://ateliernishasha.blogspot.com/2015/02/win-graphic-cropped-top-this-weekend.html

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    1. I really wanted to paint a high society picture for this family. I have lots planned for them!

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  2. Nice introduction Phyllis! You paired them well. Looking forward to reading more about their lives.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you will like what I have planned for them!

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  3. Wos Phyllis, this is quite a backstory!
    Now I can't wait to see the story!
    Kisses Billa

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    1. Yes, it was kind of fun planning this background story. Their will be a lot coming up about them.

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  4. Ohhhhhh... this is intriguing. The family portrait of the Winthrops looks straight out of Town & Country magazine (at least, during the era I used to read it, which was a while ago).

    As a modern woman, Society Hound Barbie does indeed look wistfully fragile and like she's about to have soap-operatic adventures... in her original 1920s look, the effect was more Drowsy Chaperone.

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    1. I glad you liked it! While Penelope has a gentle, fragile nature to her, she will show her inner strength in the months to come. Stay tuned!

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  5. Your Elizabeth Taylor doll is gorgeous! Quite the handsome family.

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    1. Yes, I think she is too! I have a lot of work yet to do for what I have planned for this family, but there will definitely be more to come.

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  6. Nice job pairing Penelope with children. They make a convincing and good looking family. Your introduction has me hooked. I can't wait to read more.

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    1. I am happy that you liked it! This will be a major storyline for me (at least that is my plan). I didn't realize how much work can go into planning for the episodes. I so admire people like Miranda Z of One Sixth Avenue and Vanessa Morrison and so many others who have those detailed, involved storylines. I hope I can pull this off!

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  7. These really do all go so well together - they really do look related. When I saw that first photo I thought "Clearly good hair runs in the family!"

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    1. LOL! Yes, their hair was a major factor in pairing them together. I am glad you approve!

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  8. I really love the father! Who is he and who makes him? I'm interested to see where you take your story.

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    1. Ms. Leo, patriarch of the Winthrop family is a DiD Wilhelm Keitel figure I got from Monkey Depot. The Carter patriarch is DiD George C. Scott as General Patton also from Monkey Depot. I have a lot planned for this group and I am excited to start publishing their stories.

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  9. Wow, I love the story, Phyllis! So creative and I am so happy that Sam and Pennelope actually fell in love. How nice is that?? Hoping he is doing ok, wherever he is!! Can't wait to see and read more :) xo

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    1. I am glad you like this story line! There will definitely be more to come!

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  10. Nice family groupings. I love the father figures.

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    1. Thanks, Ro! I am glad you like them . I bought them both from Monkey Depot, which is a great place for reasonably priced action figures!

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  11. Wow, what a story, you really put alot into it, can't wait to hear more!

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    1. Chris, glad you like it! I am working on an episode --- Family Meeting!

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  12. ciekawe postaci - wspaniałe lalki - pączkująca rodzinna saga

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