Cottage in the Country
While cleaning through some old boxes that I had stored, I ran across this old die cut. It of course, brought back memories of when we really only decorated with a few chipboard die cuts and maybe a bouquet of fall leaves for Thanksgiving Day. Now I have out all kinds of pumpkins and fragranced candles in assorted glass containers for my decorations. While it looks festive, it does not stir me as emotionally as this picture of pilgrims hunting wild turkeys for dinner. As a society we have…
Local residents trace their lineage to the Mayflower
Thanksgiving has special meaning for the 475 members of the Minnesota chapter of the Mayflower Society, which verifies ancestral links to the pilgrims.
Influential Thinkers and Historic Excerpts
America's system of government and ideas of liberty were established over time by historic documents and influential philosophical leaders. This assignment is a two page document that has a short excerpt from the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and the Engl...
One of the earliest government documents in what would become the United States over 150 years later. This plaque is a part of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is the site where the compact was written and signed. Many prominent (and not so prominent) Americans trace their ancestry to the folks on the Mayflower. My grandparents came over on a much later, less noted and far more seaworthy ship.
How 102 Pilgrims crammed inside the Mayflower a year before their first Thanksgiving
The conditions seem inhumane by today’s standards, but the Mayflower was the Pilgrims’ only means of transportation to a better life in the New Land