"So they lefte ye goodly & pleasante citie, which had been their resting place nere 12 years, but they knew they were pilgrims, & looked not much on those things, but lift up their eyes to ye heavens, their dearest cuntrie, and quieted their spirits." (from Of Plimoth Plantation - Gov. William Bradford)
The Courtship Of Miles Standish, the story of John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, and Miles Standish, is one of the favorite Thanksgiving stories, right up there with Squanto and the fish. It is found most completely in “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” a long long poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow which few people read nowadays. …
I want to wish all my friends and followers a very Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving. As you gather around your tables today to enjoy a wonderful feast, take a few moments to reflect on the blessings we enjoy in this country (USA) and remember those who may not have friends and family to share the day with. Also pray for peace as things continue to get hotter and hotter in the Middle East. http://restorer.sharesomething.ws
Edward Doty was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower as a servant to Stephen Hopkins, who was making his second journey to the New World. Hopkins served about ten years prior under Capt. John Smith at Jamestown, Virginia Colony and this New World knowledge would serve the Pilgrims well.