Mayflower Compact

I’ve been asking myself these last few days, what is it that I am supposed to remember?

Has this ever happened to you?

I have been racking my brains trying to remember just what it is I’m supposed to remember.

Finally, looking through my thanksgiving photos it hit me….


In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the eleventh of November [New Style, November 21], in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.

photo and info. courtesy

Pilgrim Hall Museum

That’s whats bound to happen when having Thanksgiving at the table of a

home school family.

As often the table is the classroom too.

And now all is well in my world,

I have remembered what I was supposed to remember.

“May I move to the head of the class, please?”

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