Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
By Biddy Bye
The Pilgrims regarded dancing as
"unseemly" and "stage plays" as
trap-set by Satan, nevertheless, the
first Thanksgiving day was a less au
stere event than some if its succes
sors. "Among other recreations we ex
ercised our arms, many Indians corn
zing among us,J' runs one of the few
records of the time.
The recreations are supposed to
have been running, leaping, jumping
antl perhaps stool-ball.
In place of violent exercises the
modern hostess usually resorts to
such old-fashion,ed games as "Fox
and Geese," "Blind Man's Buff,"
Hunt tfieSlipper," and "Clap In and
A game which provides an oppor
tunity to give prizes td winners is
called the "Pilgrim's Dinner." Sup
ply each guest with pencil and paper
and a copy of the questions to be an
swered: 1. What are all descendants of Pu
ritans on Thanksgiving day?. .(Gob?
2. What did the Mayflower do
coming over? (Roll.)
3. What did it take to cross the
ocean' in that century? (Thyme).
4. What did scant supplies keep
thepassengers from doing? (Stuf
fing). - (5. What was the condition of their
drinking water when they landed?
6. What did the 'brave say to the
sick? (0, live).
7. What were they glad to make?
8. What did the Indians expect the
settlers tto do when' they attacked
9. What did "they find them?
10". What would you call the man
who wins this game? (Syllabub).
a famiorof 17. My
numbered 19, and
. My wife is
Trrond of ferns -rpf
or A, and insists
upon havmga N
, family -tree. How
can We gfer one ? gg,.
Answer: 3reat Scott, man you
don't want a famtfy tree; what you
need is an orchard;