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From a tiny ship, to a new world, Mayflower people gave first than Children find it difficult to under- (about as long as two and a half school pots. called chamber pots. which were The trip was very hard for them. l] wna!ihe t red ,,u~ UlCl stand how hard it was for the pilgrims buses) and 26 feet wide (about as wide emptied over the side of the ship into People got seasick and suffe e mandi$ ! ntertai to come to America. They cannot con- as a school classroom). She weighed the ocean. They had to wash with sea- other kinds of illnesses On ceive of traveling in a barren boat for 180 tons. That's 360,000 pounds, water, which was very salty and not on the way across the ean. The d as many days as did the pilgrims. They You may think that the Mayflower much good for getting clean, water eventually became stale and cannot picture the crowded and filthy was a pretty big boat, and if she had There weren't any grocery stores on Ofl storms conditions of the Mayflower. been empty, that would have been true. the Mayflower. The pilgrims had to In this new millennium, filled with But there were 102 passengers on the bring all of their food for the journey " ^ceanUS | rlCtorian a modes of transportation such as jets, Mayflower and 30 crew members. That with them when they set sail. They and his" parents named him u conveniences such as e-marl for corn- adds up to 132 people on the boat! took dried meat such as salt beef, pork because he had been born on the | The ch'tic munication, and microwave ovens for Thirty-four of those people were and fish; dried biscuits called hard- Atlantic Ocean I 1 all P aye super-fast cooking, it's no wonder they children. People slept anywhere they tack; dried beans and peas; butter; On Nov. 9, 1620, nine and a h was i ut the don't understand, could: on the deck, below the deck, in a cheese; and a few root vegetables such weeks after they started, land The Mayflower, a smaU ship that car- small boat they had taken along and bo 'esc eTyhal:Oal1 shae sg[lrnmSle ,h:rhade atV )I: : m 0rl; yeed l, tied the pilgrims from England, set even in Captain Jones cabin. newPhflome and their newl i sail on Sept. 6, 1620. Her goal was to Among the pilgrims were farmers, ed cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the shopkeepers, weavers, soldiers, a shoe- braziers, were New World--America. The pilgrims maker, a blacksmith, a doctor and a l, ce, eve left England so they could be free to cooper (a person who makes barrels). J: "te hy live and worship as they wished. It was There were even two dogs and a cat. 1) ! a bravegroupofmen, women and chil- Aft eracoupleofweeks, the pilgrims h the ev dren who boarded the ship that early were getting pretty dirty and smelly. September morning. After all, there were no bathrooms, no , tr Outtl[ oO no . owe on ,.e Behind the holiday the She didn't have an engine that could be Mayflower. ' turned on if the wind didn't blow. She The only fresh water they had was, about the f rst Thanksg v ' ' had three masts, instead, and was a used for drinking. The pilgrims d[dnt -,IATh IR n touble-decker. She was 90 feet long have toilets, either. They had to use big " W itethe' ers "ty o .__..__ The Pilgrims never held an autum- then, including eel, shellfish, oysters ii! ON hal "Thanksgiving feast," but they did and boiled pumpkin. , | lco-"mini of. a.plentif harvest. Before you start available because there were[l te runr I IORR!S gather to .eat and share in the bounty Milk, cheese and butter were co JEHOL S omr mgthe mffmg' take a lk at the "gin of T anksgiving Day--the There were n pre-packaged b'i CrUe I 10th" or ready-made pie crusts, only brea | ~ ~ou ~ D I S c O U N T S T O R E truth behind the tradition may be sur- made from corn. Turkey was not J ep e ,) |" "'- t * JEWELRY"TOYS.BOOKS-.CARDS oPrqAMENTsGtFT WRAP Pr e oliday originated not as a day smt h:f atheiPe tgr mh :l t feaoS ,)se, rpat" |i e settl ..... YOU C of rehgmus observation but as a tradl- tridge and venison. |l ep the t I~, ] ! * DECORATIONS HOUSEVVARES ~-MaIff |-- ..... a MO E! tional English harvest. The autumn of The Pilgrims were not the fwst to l, SAV| UP TO 1621 yielded bountiful crops and the haven celebration of this kind_M_a I For exa Pilgrims gathered together with the cMlizations held annual harvestCest te fes | table Skirting CLOSED NOV 19-22 TO FRIDAY RD Daily except Sun. IO:OOam - 5:OOpm Also visit our stores in Red Bluff & Redding Massasoit, a nearby group of vats. The ancient Greeks American Indians, to enjoy the prod- sacrificed to the gods and goddesseSt ucts of their hard work. the harvest, and originated the idea The original Pilgrim feast consisted of many items that were common back See F'b t, Family Restaurant Oven for lunch & dinner Wishing you &'yours a wonderful Holida) Season and Peace in the New year/ 159 Main St. (Old Chester Saloon) Olde Town Chester * 258-2600