Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving and blogversary

Happy Thanksgiving! 
As hard as I have searched, I cannot yet find any pictures of my family at Thanksgiving dinner.... but I'll keep looking!  Really missed having my daughter at the table this year, so called her.... and miss having Mom as well, hard to believe this is the second Thanksgiving without her....

Spent the evening watching a terrific History Channel documentary called Desperate Journey: The untold story of the Mayflower.... Fabulous!  I recorded it to watch again.... It started with the separatist movement in Scrooby, the move to Holland, and went through the end of the first year and the "Harvest Feast"....
It was based primarily on Bradford's journals...The only part of the story not told was the anecdote about my ancestor John Howland, who supposedly was washed overboard, but hung onto a halyard rope, and was dragged back on board.  I'm not sure that I could have lasted with the 100+ passengers below decks for 9 weeks through the storms, or survived the first winter, but am very thankful that John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley did, or I might not be here!!!

Just realized that this is the third anniversary of beginning this blog!!! My resolution (not waiting to New Year's) is to be more regular in writing my posts and sharing the history and documents of the various branches of the family, and the adventure in discovering them.....

now to retire to my bed with a very full stomach! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and Thank You God for all your many blessings to me and my family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Thanksgiving. Wishing that I was home with family myself.

Oh, and wishing we had History Channel here, so I could watch that! I love the Mayflower specials.

Hope you have a great weekend, Howland cousin. :)