Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pilgrims Are Ready for Thanksgiving....


This is Thanksgiving month.

It's a time when we think of turkey, giving thanks for all our blessings, and Pilgrims.


Seriously, do we think of Pilgrims at any other time of year?  (Not much or not at all.)

But during November, I do think of the sacrifices they made in coming to the New World.



It must have been so hard without roads, supermarkets, electricity, running water or anything familiar. 

It was a rough life for them.


Each November, after the Halloween decor is put away, out come some Pilgrims. 


The ones shown in this post are downstairs on the front hall table. 

Will share the upstairs ones in another post.



WHAT IMPRESSED YOU MOST ABOUT THE PILGRIMS AND THEIR JOURNEY TO THE NEW WORLD?

9 comments:

Babs said...

Their tenacity. On the way to America many of them died due to poor conditions in the boats. By the time they had the 1st Thanksgiving many had not survived the harsh winter and lack of food . They were determined to stay and forge a new life here.

Linda O'Connell said...

They truly lived off the land. I used to ask my students where the Pilgrims and Native Americans went for food. they always named the markets their parents shopped at. Such a hard life.

Chatty Crone said...

I do love your pilgrims. I think they are studied a lot when kids are young and in school. The older they get and the older we get - the less we think of what they did. I am so glad you reminded us. Yes they did do a lot. I have the same salt and pepper shakers!

Bookie said...

You are SO ready! Fear the month will go fast but will hang on to each day tightly.

Jeannie Marie said...

I am late getting my pilgrims out! I have several sets that I enjoy so much and have kept over the years. I always am frustrated that the media glosses over Thanksgiving. I marvel at the pilgrims who valued their faith so greatly they left all they knew to worship freely.

diane.stetson said...

The pilgrims came for religious freedom and endured many many hardships in order to worship as they please. Our country was built on those principals. That's what impressed me about them. Their first thanksgiving included the native Americans and we should immulate them.

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, I was just telling Jess yesterday that I don't have a lot of Thanksgiving dรฉcor, just one pitcher that says "cherish home." But I guess that says it all, and I can see that you cherish your home and so many other things in life. Love your little pilgrims around the house, they are special for this month of Thanksgiving.

love, ~Sheri

Alexis said...

Lovely ceramics! Well, we all are pilgrims!

Kit said...

Their courage from the time that they stepped on that boat. Wow! I can't imagine the fear. Kit

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