So eons ago (okay, back in May), after revealing the deepest, darkest, nerdiest secrets of our childhood Sally and I promised that we would force our coworkers to do the same and then share the results with the entire internet. We’re great friends! But we wanted to know if our colleagues were just like us – were there warning signs in their childhoods that they too would grow up to become a Pilgrim instead of something normal like an accountant or nurse?
To investigate, we spent the past few months patiently collecting pictures and anecdotes from Pilgrims both past and present, and as it turns out, Sally and I aren’t alone! Whether it was choosing to be a historical character instead of a Power Ranger for Halloween, going on the nerdiest of nerdy family vacations, or being that one weirdo who always checked out the same historical fiction book in the school library that had previously been collecting dust for about a decade, we Pilgrims were a special breed even as children (For the record, I did none of those things. Just kidding, I did all of those things!). It should be no surprise then that all the snooping around in our colleagues’ lives proved that little nerds definitely grow up into big nerds, and that the birth of a historical interpreter is usually long before you even have a job interview at Plimoth Plantation.
Without further ado then, here are some of my fabulous co-Pilgrims, bravely sharing their geekiness just for you dear readers:
May you stay forever young Pilgrims – keep playing dress up like its your job. Because well, it is.