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!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Pilgrims Account of Thanksgivimg

Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together. And...by the goodness of God we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.
- Edward Winslow, 1621

Giving Thanks Today

Today is the day that I reflect a lot on my Pilgrim heritage- how I would have loved to known my 10th great grandparents. I am sure Edward Bumpass was giving thanks in 1621 when he reached the shores of the new colony of Plimoth. It was not an easy time for the Pilgrims and I give thanks that they endured such difficult hardships and were so brave so that I could live free in America.
As I sat down to eat my Thansgiving dinner I gave thanks that my son was alive to eat it with us. At the age of 38 he had a heart attack last June- just barely making it to the ER in time.
Today I also gave thanks that my husband was also here to eat with us. He has been very ill the past two months and for the past three days his heart rate has dropped as low as 28 bpm. He will be getting a pacemaker early next week- I pray that his heart will stay stable until it can be done. So even though I grumble at all of the trials and tribulations I have had to endure for the past 6 months- I truly am thankful to have my family both past and present.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

These Make Great Gifts!!

If you are looking for Christmas gifts we have some ready to ship 10 oz square mason jar candles in the following scents:

Applejack & Peel- 1

Cantaloupe- 1

Cinnamon Stick -2

Cornbread Pudding-SOLD OUT

Mulled Cider-( one burgundy and one tan)SOLD OUT

Mango & Papaya

Pumpkin Hollow-1

Pumpkin Cornbread-1

Spiced Eggnog- A Butter Rum scent)-SOLD OUT

Spicey Gingerbread- 1

-Vanilla Hazelnut Mocha-SOLD OUT

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pioneer Cabins- Inside and Out

Did some web surfing for pioneer cabins today and found these photos- enjoy!

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