I love posting on Thanksgiving, simply because of my passion for history, and I have a bit of time because Autumn is on her computer time and Annie is cleaning the bathtub. Thanksgiving in Canada was last month, and while the food is the same, the icons are not. There isn't the Macy's parade, and the Pilgrims with the buckled hats. It's pretty much about the food.
But after these things they could not long continue in any peaceable condition, but were hunted & persecuted on every side, so as their former afflictions were but as flea-bitings in comparison of these which now came upon them. For some were taken & clapt up in prison, others had their houses besett & watcht night and day, & hardly escaped their hands; and ye most were faine to flie & leave their howses & habitations, and the means of their livelehood. - William BradfordAfter living in the Netherlands (isn't Amsterdam great for acceptance of everything) for quite a while, they realized their group would face extinction as their children became more and more Dutch. Options for relocations included Guiana and Virginia in the New World, where there already were existing successful settlements. They opted for Virginia, but not too close to the other settlements so that they wouldn't end up in the same situation again.