I know I have relatives that go way back to the earliest days of what is now the United States. They traveled far and had very little. For those who survived the earliest days (and the trip overseas) they would come to be fruitful and multiply, which is how I got here. Native Americans, knowing the land and how to live from it would share with the settlers how to grow crops, and it was a thanksgiving indeed. This taught the early settlers how to feed themselves. Not all who came here fought against the Native Americans. Some married and "multiplied". Some fought with (on the side of) the Native Americans when the British came to New England, seeking to claim British ownership. But they would not have this land, and the settlers were not cooperating with the King. They had their own new government forming. This land did not belong to the King of England.
Anyway, here we all are, one big happy spread out family! May you all have a place to spend Thanksgiving with someone. May we remember who we are and where we came from!
|Winter arrival at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts|