Monday, November 22, 2010
William Bradford....... Portrait
Tika has given me permission to continue the story: This is said to be a portrait of William Bradford. I'm sure he looked something like this..... but white collars? Naaahhhh. Bradford was the second governor of the Plymouth Colony and his memoirs or autobiography, Of Plimouth Plantation, is a wonderful read for any descendant. He coined the term "pilgrims" for his group. As I recall from that book, when the group was considering leaving Holland for America, it was a much-discussed and difficult decision. "But we knew we were pilgrims....." wrote Bradford, and so were destined to cross the ocean. There are dozens of websites and hundreds of books about Bradford, the Mayflower, the colony and all the history. Go have yourself a very good Thanksgiving week read.