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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Messages For Current Times February 4, 2017

img_2310  Reading this book made me think of parallels in the McCarthy era in the 1950’s and now sadly the new administration headed by Donald Trump.  Highly recommended reading.

(One of my ancestors, Rebecca Nurse, was falsely accused and hanged in Salem in 1692)

On the news today I heard that a former Head of State in Norway was formally held and questioned yesterday when he tried to enter the U.S.  He was traveling on his diplomatic passport and the immigration officials felt he was a threat because he had visited Iran at some point in the past.

 

Wicked Puritans December 29, 2016

Filed under: American History,History,Puritans — Janet @ 9:57 pm

img_2095    How to pass time – I read this book to the end, not realizing noon came and went and it is now 1:30       Wicked Puritans  of Essex County

I had planned to spend the morning writing  Christmas cards.  I wrote one before I took a break and picked up this book.

 

The Arbella – Flagship of the Winthrop Fleet – 1630 October 17, 2016

arbella-flagship-of-the-winthrop-fleet

In 1630 some of my ancestors came to America on this ship – and others in the Winthrop fleet.

 

Tech Problems Solved – I Couldn’t Post Photos To My Blog – Now I Can Again September 16, 2016

img_1300  The path of the Winthrop Fleet across the Atlantic from England to New England in 1630

Illustration credit: The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 by Charles Edward Banks, 1930

 

The Arabella Ship April 7, 2016

arabellaSome of my ancestors came to America on the Arabella in 1630.  Picture credit: Stories from Ipswich blog.