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!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Bittersweet Eye Candy!

Sandi has just decorated for Fall with bittersweet- some great eye candy. Check out her great hooked rugs too!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Make It Monday- Dry Sink tutorial

It is on this wonderful blog

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Pilgrim Grandfather's Land Mates ( Neighbors)

I found this document on an educational site while doing research on my 10th great grandfather Eduoard Bompasse that arrived at Plimoth Plantation in 1621 having made his journey on the passenger ship Fortune. These people would have been his neighbors in the year 1623. It is interesting to see the Olde English spelling of some words:
these lye on the north side of the towne next adjoyning to their gardens which came in the Fortune.

Edward Winslow 4
Richard Warren
John Goodman
John Crackstone
John Alden
Marie Chilton
Captin Myles Standish 2
Francis Eaton 4
Henerie Samson 1
Humillitie Cooper 1

The fales of their ground which came in the Fortune according as their lots were cast 1623. This ship came Novr1621
these lye to the sea, eastward.

William Hilton 1
John Winslow 1
William Coner 1
John Adams 1
William Tench & John Cannon 2

These lye beyond the fort to the wood west.

William Wright & William Pitt 2
Robert Hickes 1
Thomas Prence 1
Stephen Dean 1
Moses Simonson & Philipe de la Noye 2
Edward Bompass 1
Clemente Brigges 1
James Steward 1
William Palmer 2
Jonathan Brewster 1
Benet Morgan 1
Thomas Flavel & son 2
Thomas Morton 1
William Bassite 3

Monday, September 21, 2009

Make It Monday- Old Bats & Candy Corn

I think these are great!
Here is the link

Friday, September 18, 2009

Conner's Prairie- Living History Museum

This museum is located just North of Indianapolis, IN.
This gentleman has posted some photos of it on his website
For some reason Blogger will not activate this link- you will have to copy & paste it into your browser. Sorry!
Enjoy your trip!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Make It Monday- Gourd Lamps

My friend Cindy has made these wonderful gourd lamps!
You can get the directions at http://primcynscraftroom.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 13, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite( Fall) Things!

Fall is certainly my favorite time of year.
There is many things that I love about it-
Warm Days & Cool Nights
Trees with beautiful Colored Leaves
Bonfires at Night
Sweet Annie & Bittersweet
Pumpkins & Gourds of all colors, shapes, and sizes and the list goes on!
My friend Holly loves Fall too and creates some really great graphics for it- like the one on the right! To see more of her great graphics go to

Friday, September 4, 2009

I just love this graphic! You can get your own at http://penniwigs.blogspot.com

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room