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!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Earth Sweet Earth!

The earth has been so kind to us here in the Midwest! These photos were taken about 3 weeks ago and since that time the plants have gotten much bigger!
So far we have enjoyed several pots of green beans with potatoes, several zuchini and cucumbers, but today was the frosting on the cake! The first ripe tomato! There is nothing better! Hubby and I split it. There should be more in a few days! In fact the plants are so heavy with tomatoes I may buy the food dehydrator I have been wanting or so long!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Who was Hannah Bompasse of Plimoth Plantation?

She was my 10th great grandmother but her parentage is uncertain- back then record keeping was hiy and miss at best. She is many times just listed as Hannah.
Many believe she was Hannah Anable- but there are records( at least some say) that Hannah Anable married some on other than my 10th great Grand fatehr Eduoad Bompasse.
Some believe that she was a Native American woman and that Eduoad chnaged her name to Hannah.
I am not sure this debate will ever be solved because of the record keeping or lack there of. It has been proven that they did have 13 children together and that they died 9 days apart in 1693. Their names are listed on the memorial at Winslow Cemetery in Mrashfiled MA alonf with several more famous Pilgrims.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rudbekia & Torelina

I bought some new plants today- I had heard of the Rudbekia but not the hanging pot- Torelinia- it looks similar to Violas which I can not grow! I think it is beautiful!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Independance Day

Artist: John Trumbull
Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'

Commissioned 1817; purchased 1819; placed 1826 in the Rotunda
There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independance.
Thank you for Our Freedom.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lillies in Bloom

These are some of the lillies in my yard- Grandma would be proud!
My Echinacea too!

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