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    Forefather's Day

    December 21 is known in New England as Forefather's Day. On this date in 1621 (December 11 according to the Old Style Julian Calendar), the Pilgrims came ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Forefather's Day was first celebrated by descendants of those original colonists in 1769, who dressed in plain clothes and shared a meal which featured many Native American delicacies, including baked whortleberry pudding, succotash, seafood, and roasted venison, as well as traditional English fare, including apple "pye," cranberry tarts, and cheese. As a holiday commemorating the Pilgrims, it preceded the annual observance of Thanksgiving, but was eventually overtaken in cultural significance by the November holiday. Nevertheless, Happy Forefather's Day!
    Andrew

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    Happy Forefather's Day 2005!
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    Thanksgiving belongs to America but Forefathers Day is ours alone

    Anyone else on PB have "pilgrim" ancestors? Mine are:

    John Howland
    Elizabeth Tilley Howland
    John Tilley and wife Joan (Died the first winter, between January and March, 1620/1, Plymouth)
    Edward Winslow
    Gilbert Winslow

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    You have a noble heritage brother!
    Andrew

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    Happy Forefather's Day 2006!
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plimoth Thom View Post
    Thanksgiving belongs to America but Forefathers Day is ours alone

    Anyone else on PB have "pilgrim" ancestors? Mine are:

    John Howland
    Elizabeth Tilley Howland
    John Tilley and wife Joan (Died the first winter, between January and March, 1620/1, Plymouth)
    Edward Winslow
    Gilbert Winslow
    That is so cool. I have 7 in my family tree I should get the list from my mum.
    I did find this family picture though.



    Strong family likeness, no?
    TE Kevin Rogers
    MNA Church Planter
    Redeemer Community Church
    Moncton NB

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    My ancestors are Anabaptists, Scotsmen, Cherokee, and Jew, mostly.
    Donald Jacobs
    Roanoke VA.
    Covenant Reformed Episcopal Church.

    Cum vero infirmor tunc potens sum.

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