Tamawa’s Friendship

Tamawa’s Friendship

One of my childhood friends was Tamawa. She had come to America from Japan with her family for her father’s job. She was friends with me and the other girls in the neighborhood who were from many backgrounds very different from hers. She played with us and went to school with us, but she also spent her Saturday mornings at Japanese school. As we played […]

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The Kind Native

The Kind Native

About 1640, a ship wrecked off the coast of what is now New Jersey enroute to New Amsteram. As the ship wrecked and the weary passengers fled the vessel for the close-by land, Penelope Stout discovered that her husband was badly injured and could not continue their journey to the settlement where¬†the immigrants were headed. So, Penelope stayed behind with him and awaited the help […]

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Great Again

Great Again

I woke up the other day and flipped on the TV. When I at last figured out the remote, the man on the screen told me we’re going to make America great again. Great, I said, that sounds just, well, great! I mean, who doesn’t want America to be great? And even better, we’re gonna do it again! So to make a long story short, […]

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William Bradford

William Bradford

William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Plantation noted his reasons for leaving England. The Separatists who are now called “Pilgrims” were “hunted and persecuted on every side…some were taken and clapped up in prison, others had their houses beset…and most were faint flee and leave their houses and habitations, and the means of their livelihood…Seeing themselves thus molested and that there was no hope of their […]

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Richardson Brothers

Richardson Brothers

The three Richardson brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel and Thomas emigrated from England 1630-1636 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from Westmill, Hertsfordshire County to Boston, settling in Charlestown, now Woburn, Massachusetts. They left England because of religious persecution and for economic benefit. The small close of pasture in Westmill could not compete with the land available in America. The street they eventually settled on in […]

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