Sunday, October 16, 2016


 It can be difficult to explain to people in advance how very much of the historical there is to see here. It's certainly difficult for me to remember just how much there is, and even to realize how limited my own investigations have been. I have been to Plimoth Plantation before, although perhaps not on so perfectly crisp and bright a fall day.

 From the recreation of the pilgrim's village over to the recreation of the Mayflower.  It's inconceivable -- every time -- that somewhere around 130 people made the 3-month+ voyage on this tiny ship. 

One could easily spend a week, a month, a year studying the gravestones so common here that the final resting place of Myles Standish and John & Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and other Mayflower pilgrims doesn't even have a place to park; we pretty much all tend to just drive by these places every day without noticing.  William's interest rekindled my own; art and history preserved.

A photo a day over at Chicken Blog, too.

1 comment:

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I thought I understood, was prepared. It's amazing, though... so much more than I had anticipated. History is alive in New England, it's in the homes, around the corner, tucked away, out in the open. And so much interwoven with the modern world, that I can see how it would be easy to overlook it, to forget. I love sharing our region with people from out of town because it's fun to be a host and guide, and also because it can really reignite a spark and appreciation for the things we see everyday, but that can become invisible, when we stop noticing. Those cemeteries! Right? THANK YOU, William. It's such a gift to visit a subject with an amateur... their love and interest really enriches the experience. We still cannot say we had 'a favorite day,' because each day was the best, but we do say, 'Thank you, Ken and Jennifer, for giving us such a fabulous introduction, and warm hospitality.'