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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Turkey on a Thursday


Wake up a few minutes late today because the Mrs and the kids are off from school.  No early drop off at the bus needed.

Attend a couple of meetings from home, and then call the Dr. office for Kyle and leave a message.

Luke is up and we make some bacon for breakfast.  I added an egg, cheese, and a toasted roll. 

Get to work and find out that an afternoon meeting is serving lunch.  My lucky day.

This day in history “Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.
In May 1607, about 100 English colonists settled along the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. The settlers fared badly because of famine, disease, and Indian attacks, but were aided by 27-year-old English adventurer John Smith, who directed survival efforts and mapped the area. While exploring the Chickahominy River in December 1607, Smith and two colonists were captured by Powhatan warriors. At the time, the Powhatan confederacy consisted of around 30 Tidewater-area tribes led by Chief Wahunsonacock, known as Chief Powhatan to the English. Smith's companions were killed, but he was spared and released, (according to a 1624 account by Smith) because of the dramatic intercession of Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan's 13-year-old daughter. Her real name was Matoaka, and Pocahontas was a pet name that has been translated variously as "playful one" and "my favorite daughter."

We have been to Jamestown lots of times when the boys where younger.  Typically during the spring break.  We would go down to the James River, a visit to Busch gardens, Kings Dominion, or colonial Williamsburg.   

We have great memories of staying at a timeshare called “Powhatan”, and learning about the history of the area, and if it weren’t for the long drive, we would probably go more often.  One year, it took us 8 hours to get there, and 13 to get home.

I get home from work early enough to cook dinner.

Kyle gets to the Dr. and they diagnose a deep bruise and likely some bleeding under the quad muscle.  No wonder if really hurts, feels weird and puffs up, and then settles back down over the past few days. 

Prognosis – Slow return to sports.  If it hurts, don’t push it.

Sue and Luke went to Big Lots for Easter stuff.

Kyle and I head to soccer practice where he will stretch and watch. 

I bet the Powhatan’s often ate the same meal that we had for dinner.  Turkey and all the fixins.

Photo of the day “Turkey on a Thursday”


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