Sunday, November 26, 2017

Birthday Cards For Pilgrim Children

Today, we're going to a birthday party for a friend's son who is turning 2. I went out to buy a card for him and in the process, given the proximity of Thanksgiving, I wondered what a card for a Pilgrim child might have read. How about this?
Congratulations on turning 2, Hezekiah!
Your chances of dying from croup have decreased significantly.
We wish you a very happy birthday and pray you survive the upcoming Winter.
Yep, that's a good one alright. If I'd been alive back then, I'd have made a fortune writing greeting cards.


Kelly the little black dog said...

The Pilgrims didn't celebrate their children's birthdays, with the exception of when they came of age.

K T Cat said...

Aren't you thinking of the Puritans?

tim eisele said...

Well, if we're all going to be nitpickers: the pilgrims were mostly Separatists, which were the Puritan sects that wanted to be completely separate from the Church of England rather than just reforming it. So, maybe not technically Puritans, but close enough.

K T Cat said...

Actually, the Pilgrims brought booze along, so I'm not sure how close they were to the Puritans.

Kelly the little black dog said...

Booze would have been one of the few sources of fluids that would last the trip so I'm not too surprised if the brought spirits.

"Back then, you didn’t drink the water anywhere. This made beer an important commodity at the time, because beer was a much safer beverage than water. To survive the trip across an ocean, you needed some source of water. During the Mayflower times, that source of water was beer and wine."

Yet another use for liquid bread.

Ya, the Pilgrims and Puritans had very different world views. So you are right about that.