What was the weather like on the first Thanksgiving?
Ironically, we know more about the weather than the date itself! We believe that first Thanksgiving feast held by the pilgrims of Plymouth colony in 1621 was probably in September or October, not the last Thursday in November. For New England in mid-autumn, that meant mostly sunny weather in the mid-to-low 60˚s.
Why was the first winter hard for the pilgrims?
They were probably suffering from scurvy and pneumonia caused by a lack of shelter in the cold, wet weather. Although the Pilgrims were not starving, their sea-diet was very high in salt, which weakened their bodies on the long journey and during that first winter.
What was the climate like for the Pilgrims?
Experts have deemed the winter of 1620 and 1621 as mild, but there were reports of harsh weather. An early December storm brought in snow and very cold air. Nonetheless a mix of rain and snow impacted the area on that mid-December day. However, records indicate that the Pilgrims were pretty lucky that season.
What was the first winter like for the Pilgrims?
Interestingly, enough, most of these winters were very cold but dry, so the Pilgrims were not unfamiliar with the cold. Being exposed constantly to the elements and dealing with diseases and not eating properly all contributed to the sickness and death that prevailed during their first winter in the “New World”.
Who could claim the plate of gold?
The plate of gold could be claimed by anyone who was the best lover of mankind. The plate of gold was a gift from Heaven to that man or woman who loved his fellow brethren and sisters in the best possible manner.
What did the Pilgrims fail to do the plate of gold?
The pilgrims to the temple showered coins on the beggars. Answer: The golden plate from Heaven was to be bestowed on the person who loved his fellow beings the most. The pilgrims failed to see the unhappiness in the eyes of the beggars.