Thursday, November 10, 2011

Children's Harvest Festival Game

Seeking liberty the Pilgrims left Plymouth, England on the Mayflower in September 1620 arriving in Massachusetts in late November.  Unprepared for the harsh winter, half of the 102 Pilgrims did not survive the first winter due to starvation and sickness.   With much prayer and assistance from the Native Americans, the surviving Pilgrims enjoyed a bountiful harvest in 1621.  In celebration of the successful season, a three day harvest festival was celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Native American friends.  This is considered to be the first U.S. Thanksgiving.

There were 32 children listed as passengers on the Mayflower.  Today's postcard depicts two of these young Pilgrims playing games with their new friends.  You can almost hear the laughter and singing as these children dance around the pumpkin.

Antique Postcard from my Personal Collection

This forum reveals random thoughts and reflections on topics of interest and events impacting the life of the founder of Doll in the Looking Glass.  Our boutique specializes in custom designed dolls that look like your child. We also design toddler and baby dolls that look real using vinyl doll components manufactured in Midland, Michigan USA by Apple Valley Doll Works.  The goal of Doll in the Looking Glass is to delight our customers with our creations.

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Geneva said...

I love antique postcards too and especially like your little Thanksgiving one. Thank you so much for sharing. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Bunny Jean said...

That postcard depicts such a happy view of the early days of our great country. We should all take the lead of the innocent children when it comes to making new friends.

So sorry to be this last in dropping by and thanking you for coming to the party. The last three or so participants were slightly negligence last week :(

Hope you can come again this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
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