Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Loara Standish Sampler

Loara Standish was the daughter of Pilgrim Miles Standish.

A sampler stitched by her is housed at the Pilgrim Hall Museum. Part of the sampler reads:

Loara Standish is my name Lord guide my heart that I may do thy will Also fill my hands with such convenient skill As may conduce to virtue void of shame and I will give the glory to thy name.

The sampler was stitched on 50 count linen- I can't imagine doing this!

More photos of the sampler may be viewed at http://www.pilgrimhall.org/samplers2.htm


Lori said...

Oh my, I can not imagine doing it on 50 count either! I sure wish I had done more things when I was younger! Thanks so much for sharing this..I love that time in our history.

I love your blog!

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

How lovely!! I am a Standish and live in Canada. My father took us to the Miles Standish gravesite, Plymouth Rock and the Plantation when I was a child. What a great piece of my family history!! Thanks for sharing :)

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