December 26, 1620

On December 26, 1620, Captain Christopher Jones discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts. As they were leaving his, he told them, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” Captain Jones had discovered during the long ocean voyage, like many others before and after him, that the Puritans were not a fun, carefree bunch of people. He quickly realized that the sooner he got them of his ship, the quicker he and his crew could go back to singing ribald songs and drinking grog.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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