The Fifth Golden Heart Award~ Presented To Rolly A Chabot

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Rolly was born and raised in Alberta Canada, but has travelled to the far reaches of the North. He has lived in the Yukon among the snow and ice, where he has had so many adventures it seems like he has lived the dream, or at least the film!

Alone, with only his dog Tannis, his adventures seem a world away from my life here in England. He says that the time that he spent in the wilds were so peaceful. And the solitude was something that by only being surrounded by the beauty of nature made him feel closer to God.

Since his retirement, Rolly has written an amazing 13 books, the first seven being called Quiet Reflections. These are an autobiography of his time in the wilderness of the North. The next six books are Christian-Fiction. As he quotes ' They are a total escape in fiction format, yet cover life's experience'.


Rolly's Famous Fireside Photo

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Copyright Rolly Chabot
She looks so sweet and innocent! copyright rolly chabot
She looks so sweet and innocent! copyright rolly chabot

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How I Got To Know Rolly

I was browsing the hubpage profiles one day and came across a photo of a smiling serene looking man. So out of curiosity I clicked onto his hubs and found myself sinking into a calm and welcoming page.

Rolly always starts by inviting us to join him at the fireside. Along with a warm glowing photo of a fireplace. He then offers you a cup of coffee and a cookie or cake. Well me being me, how could I refuse? Can't get better than that!

He disappeared for a while and I missed his funny humor, along with the most famous dog in hubland, Quigley! Such a cuddly little bundle with an innocent face which I am sure is a great cover up for all sorts of trouble! lol!

The one thing that I noticed about Rolly's hubs was the fact that he can draw you into his world. Many a time I have sat here in my front room reading about his adventures out in the wilderness, and getting so involved my cup of tea has got cold as I read how he survived the cold winters, and all the experiences he had in the cabin amid the snow, ice and mountains.

One of these days I am going to buy the books and just sit and read the lot in one sitting. The stories are so fascinating, and I admit to feeling a little bit jealous of all the amazing things he has seen and done.

Rolly writes on many subjects, from everyday things to heartwarming stories. Each one has a message. Whether it be to love your family and friends, or even make us stop and think about what we have done for someone. Whatever the content it makes us stand back and look at how we view ourselves and the world. And that takes a special person to do that.

I always kept his stories to read as the last hub of the day. They relaxed me, and made me feel peaceful. And that's the effect that our Rolly has.

So this is my tribute to a lovely guy and a great writer.

Here's to you Rolly, and I hand over The Golden Heart Award to you with thanks.

The Golden Heart Awards

The Golden Heart Awards was started by our very own Blondey, and I was honored to be the fourth in line. Jackie Lynnley one of my first friends on Hubpages wrote an amazing piece about me that totally choked me up! lol!

So I am passing this on to our lovely Rolly. Hope he likes it.

Please read the other amazing hubs below, they are wonderfully written and tell all about our other amazing hubbers. Thanks!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh my goodness, Nell!!!

I promise you, just this day, I sent an email to Debbie, saying I hope that eventually the "Golden Heart" would make it around to a male, that being Rolly!!! I kid you not! And here it is! I am so in agreement with you dearest Nell. I have just recently gotten to know Rolly, and his lovely heart, and I have already been so very blessed.

His writings just invite you right on in to sit by the fireside and chat with him, while offering one a hot chocolate (my pick), and then he always is sure to state that all are welcomed and to please know all are loved------now that is a pure "Golden Heart" without a doubt.

Rolly, my dearest friend, although I have only known you for a short while, I feel like I've known you for such a long time, and that we are kindred spirits.

Nell, you're the best, and Rolly you are too. Please never change your "Golden Heart!" Never . . .

Voted Way Up to the Heavens and back ++++ and sharing, of course!

God bless you both. Hugs and love, Faith Reaper


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Faith, how funny! lol! great minds think alike. I remember when he was hubber Quill, that's when I started reading his hubs, and he always made me so relaxed with his stories that I made sure to read them the last thing at night. I am so glad he is back, he's a lovely guy, and I really want that Quigley dog! lol! thanks for the lovely comment, and have a great weekend, nell


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

A great online friend and an even better man. I can endorse this selection easily. Great job Nell and bravo to Rolly!


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klidstone1970 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

Congrats to Rolly for allowing us to feel his warmth and compassion through his words, and also for Nell for giving credit where credit is due in such a beautiful way.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

A great choice Nell! I have been a long time follower of Rolly too and you are right, his writings are so relaxing! You did a fantastic job too and it is terrific seeing his books all listed here! Great too to have both sexes in our golden hearts. I thought of amillar (another one of my favorite males here) but I don't think he does anything anymore. So anyway this will make it much more interesting, won't it?

Up and sharing.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I want Quigley dog too! Oops, may have to share. haha Wow, I am going to have to check out his books.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

This is Rolly's month, Nell. I believe I read another hub extolling him as well. This is a lovely tribute to one of my favorite hubbers - from another of my favorite hubbers. True!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Wonderful presentation! And a very worthy and deserving recipient.


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bac2basics 3 years ago from Spain

Hiya Nell. I didn´t know of this Golden heart award but have seen the burning log on many a hub. Now after reading this I am going to check out Rolly and his cute dog. Hope you are Ok Nell and no more nasty bugs, I see the weather in the UK is still dire, and I´m heading back there soon...oh woe is me lol :)


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Awesome hub and a very correct choice so far. Votes all up and shared.


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Very lovely tribute to rolly I enjoy the read


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

You are so right. He draws you in to his world and his life. He knows exactly how to express himself ...


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Nell, congratulations for being Heart #4. Now Rolly is Heart #5 and also the owner of the 11th Lollipop (award). I'm off to his corner to catch up on his hubs... :)


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bac2basics 3 years ago from Spain

Hi Nell, forgot to tell you congratulations on getting this award, you really really desrve it love :)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

From Martie's comment, I have lost the trail of the lollipop award, so I must catch up!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow Nell great choice. Rolly is awesome.. love his hubs.. he does have a heart of gold...

I am so glad this golden heart awards tha BLONDEY from hubpages started has is moving right along.. Now I am excited to see who Rolly chooses..

hugs and blessings

Debbie


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome and so well thought of. You have awarded the best!


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of another hubber that I feel I will really enjoy checking out.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi christopher, you will love his hubs, they are so relaxing, thanks so much and have a great weekend, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi billy, thanks for reading, I will have to go give him a nudge! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks klidstone, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, thanks so much, still made my day with mine! lol! love rolly, I still read his even if I don't always comment, so hopefully he likes it, thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Faith, I am so envious of how he manages to write so many, I am badly behind in the book department! lol! and yes I want Quigley too! have a great weekend, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi drbj, I never realised that someone else had written about him too, I will have to go and check it out, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Mhatter, I am glad you liked it, have a great day, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi anne, thanks I am fine now, touchwood lol! this weather is driving me nuts, first its cold, then hot, now cold again, bring on Spring for goodness sake, don't forget your fur coat, after Spain it will feel like siberia! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi dg, thanks for the votes glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Lady, yes rolly is so interesting to read, and a lovely guy too, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi carol, I love his wilderness hubs, so envious! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, thanks so much, it was such a surprise, loved it! lol! I will have to take a look at the Lollipop awards, thanks, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks anne, made my day! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Yes me too Faith, I will have to go and explore a bit! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Deborah, Blondey did an awesome job starting this, I love it, and thanks so much, yes rolly does have a heart of gold, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi DDE, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Thanks for sharing Rolly with us. I learned so much about him and now will be off to read his writings. The way you describe his writing makes me know I have missed out by not reading his works.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sending Angels to you :) ps


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a beautiful tribute to Rolly. I started following Rolly when i first joined HP. He is so honest and his stories are full of adventure and some pain along the way. I always feel good after reading another fireside chat. Thank you for sharing Nell...Cheers..


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This sounds like another lovely person, Nell. Thanks.


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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Dear Nell, I have no idea what the Golden Heart Award is, but I'm warmed that it went to a fellow Northener, as he seems like a wonderful fella, and, if I get a few coins together, I'll buy one of those books... Read Shadows along the Koyukuk to get the Alaskan Experience, love yaz, lily


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

You are welcome and to make it clear only a few came to mind until you did and I instantly knew it had to be you! Which brings the song to mind, lol.


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Nell... I just wanted to chime in and thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the years. Each and everyone of you are loved.

Nell you are so special in so many ways, thank you my dear friend for doing this. A rose for certain that will never wilt as she has love in her heart and others always on her mind.

Hugs and Blessings to you


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

An absolutely awesome hub about an awesome writer, written by an awesome person ! I always look forward to Rolly's Fireside Chats. He has a way of drawing me right into the room and feeling the warmth of his fireplace. Big congratulations to a lovely man!


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jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

I went to Rolly A Chabot's profile page and read his bio section. In those mere words alone I found the reasons why he was given this honor. Another Golden Heart Award well placed, and well displayed.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

A beautiful tribute! Thank you for introducing those of us who don't know Rolly yet! I look forward to reading his hubs!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks btrbell, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks jon, I was lucky enough to get the Golden Heart Award and realised that rolly was so interesting I had to pass it on to him, glad he now has another reader, thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi vocal, Aw thank you! lol! yes I love the Fireside chats too!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, lol! thanks so much, that's what I love about hubs and all the great hubbers, we are like one big family now, its fantastic!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi lily, thanks for reading, The Golden Hearts were started by our Blondey and I received one from Jackie so I passed it on to Rolly, it will be great if it can carry on, can't wait to read them, I will take a look at the book, sounds fascinating, and thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deb, he is a great guy, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi ps, thanks so much, I am really pleased that you will be reading his hubs, they really are an inspiration, sending Angels back to you, nell


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Hi Nell, I read the Golden Heart Award by Jackie and agree with everything she had to say. So now you've past the buck on to Rolly. He sounds like a charming character and you did a good job of presenting him to us! Hope all is well with you, Kathi


SilverGenes 3 years ago

Nell, you did a wonderful job honoring a very special man. And congratulations on winning the Golden Heart award. You certainly do have one :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi kathi, thanks so much for reading, yes he's a lovely guy, well worth reading his work, it keeps me reading for hours sometimes when he writes his adventures in the wilderness, and yes I am fine thanks, fed up of the darn snow! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Silver, thanks so much, yes Rolly was an easy choice, but there are so many more I could think of too, glad you liked it, nell


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b. Malin 3 years ago

Hi Nell, had to drag my SICK body over to read your Hub, and I've missed them, and YOU. As usual this was a treat to read and learn from. Rolly sounds Wonderful and Adventurous, how neat is that. His Dog, "Quigley" is Adorable. Sounds like a worthy gentlemen of the "Golden Hart Award".


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi b. how are you feeling? bet your fed up of being asked that! lol! seriously I hope you feel better soon, it seems over here or over the pond everybody has suffered with this darn flu! thanks for reading, and take care, nell


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

I haven't read any of Rolys hubs, but after your high recommendations I shall read them from now on. Thanks for informing me. Great hub.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi tebo, glad you liked it, yes our Rolly is so interesting its well worth reading his hubs, thanks for reading, nell


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'll have to take a look at his hubs after your recommendation. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks alocsin, glad you liked it, nell


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blondey 3 years ago

Great choice, Nell, bless you and have a great day!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi blondey, great to see you, and thanks!


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blondey 3 years ago

Good to see you too Nell! Thanks..I must get here more...:)


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Nell... i had to check back in you chose a great wonderful hubber...he is so caring for his

Fellow man.. many blessings to uou. Sweet Nell.

Deb


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks blondey, great to see you, nell


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I wonder who did Rolly chose? the 6th golden award?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Deborah, I really don't know to be honest, I am not sure if he did do a follow up, I will have to go and investigate! lol!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I will ask him Rose.. lol.. he probably forgot.,,


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deborah, I know he has been ill, so maybe that's why he forgot, thanks!

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