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A year has passed. The dark clouds still loom. From the sea voyage, harsh winter, disease, and doom. The Mayflower set sail 102 Pilgrims aboard, 55 have went on to be with the Lord. God has heard the Saints and their cry, Not wanting them to suffer any more and die. God will provide a wise and strong tribe. The Wampanoag was chosen to be their guide. The Wampanoag lived in huts. They hunted, planted, gathered, fruits, and nuts. Squanto was an English-speaking man. Who taught the Pilgrims to hunt and work the land. Some accounts by Ed Winslow, December 11,1621, in a letter. With the dark clouds lifting, life is much better. We built 11 houses and buildings, after the freeze. Sowed acres of corn, barley and peas. Our harvest was great. Our crops, abound. We were taught to use herring and shad to manure the ground. The last of the crops should be in storage by now. Governor Bradford sent 4 men to hunt for foul. We prepare for "Thanksgiving" it was a plentiful year although the dates was not very clear. Between September and November 1621 It was a 3 day festival of recreation and fun. King Massasoit and 90 men from his tribe, joined the Pilgrims bountiful feast, as history describes. They gathered around and they bowed their head. We give "Thanks to God" for this Harvest and our journey ahead. Mayflower 400uk.org 11/16/21

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Date: 12/27/2021 7:36:00 PM
You have beautifully summarized the genesis of the first Thanksgiving ! The gathering of crop and cutting of bread and the brotherhood the pilgrims and the natives shared. Enjoyed the story, much Debra!
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Debra L Brown
Date: 12/28/2021 6:34:00 AM
Thank you Valsa, I enjoyed your comment. Blessings ~ Debra
Date: 11/19/2021 12:50:00 PM
Wonderful job in this writing. I enjoyed it tremendously. Happy Thanksgiving soon and God bless you. Love, Gina
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/19/2021 5:42:00 PM
Thanks Regina, for the encouragement. Happy Thanksgiving, to you and your family ~ Debra
Date: 11/17/2021 4:42:00 PM
Oh Debra, you have painted a historical masterpiece! Just magnificent. Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Paulette
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/17/2021 4:56:00 PM
It's so nice to see someone enjoys history as much as I do. Thank you, for your encouragement. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Debbie
Date: 11/17/2021 12:20:00 PM
What a beautiful historical account of the first Thanksgiving. Super job. Thanks for sharing. We had our Thanksgiving back in October here in Alberta. God Bless, JB
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/17/2021 3:59:00 PM
Hi Judy, I enjoy reading about history, so sharing some history in a poem would help folks to remember, why we celebrate Thanksgiving. I bet Alberta is beautifully in October. Thank You, Jan, Many Blessings ~ Debbie