July, 2009

New Comment Policy

July 23rd, 2009 by admin

Well, it didn’t work, there is no place to log in. I guess I’ll have to manually delete the spam. But I have restricted commenting on older posts.

Since we have achieved our new page rank from Google I have been inundated by internet marketing spammers (the price of success). In that I also do internet marketing I certainly understand this, but I’m not going to allow it on our blog.
I want to continue our dialogue together (it’s the life blood of blogging) so I need to require anyone who wants to comment (all of you, I hope) to log in to comment. Sorry for this inconvenience but I maintain this blog in my spare (ha!) time and I’m tired of having to weed out all of the dross.

Thanks for understanding,

Something Fishy

July 14th, 2009 by admin

Tuesdays are fish day day here at the museum this July. On Mayflower II at noon it’s all about Fish N’Ships, WIP at the Homesite is sponsoring Wampanoag Fishing Days (I thought they should have called it Where there’s a Weir….never mind) and I just finished a program in the Fort – Something Fishy. Something Fishy began as a Spring Training session for staff several years ago, Gone Fishin’, which was lecture and PowerPoint. In the Fort I have a salt cod and a fresh cod and as I process the fresh fish for salting, I talk about the fish trade in New England in the 17th century (Way to Wealth!) and how Plymouth never made big money in the fish trade and answer questions, but all as myself. No costume, just an apron. No dialect, except the one that says yes, I’m from around here. And I have a handout with fish head recipes, which people are actually taking, how polite is that!
And there’s been a hundred more things, and there are photos, somewhere, and someday they’ll be here, because a picture is worth a thousand words and then I won’t feel quite so guilty for writing so infrequently. If you’re free on a Tuesday in July, drop in to see our fishy business.

Colonial Foodways Culinarian

The Story of English

July 8th, 2009 by admin

Here is a great PBS series from the past. I’ve seen it a couple of times and am reading the companion book now.

Google Dance

July 4th, 2009 by admin

Google has updated it’s page rank status again and this blog has risen in rank to a PR4. Whoo-hoo!


Happy Birthday to The United States of America!

July 4th, 2009 by admin

The Thomas Blossom Obama Connection

July 2nd, 2009 by admin

This is a short experiment to see if I can rank for the phrase “Thomas Blossom Obama”. It is not merely experimental, however, President Obama actually IS a descendant of Thomas Blossom who came to Plymouth Colony on a ship called Mayflower (yes, another one with that name) in 1629.

Blossom lived in Leiden, Holland and tried to come over on the Speedwell but was rebuffed as Speedwell proved unseaworthy. He was a deacon of the Plimoth church and died in the contagion of 1633. Thus is the Thomas Blossom Obama connection.


So here we are on the anniversary of our nation’s birth and this post is number 4 on Google’s first page. Happy Birthday America!

BTW that’s Paul Atchison as Peregrine White in the photo.

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