On Abovethelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, has taken on the role of historian.
Last week the bit of knowledge she imparted was that Abraham Lincoln designated the fourth Thursday of November as the official federal holiday we now enjoy as Thanksgiving.
This week it's that the Mayflower Compact was created to quell the rebellious speeches of some of the passengers. Here you can read about that.
There are those of you who might boast that your ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. But were they here today they might tell you there was no status in traveling under such uncomfortable conditions.
In fact, Susan Cheever reports in her book "Drinking in America," that they might have emotionally survived that ordeal only by being boozed up most of the time. We do know that drunks tend to make bombastic speeches.
Incidentally, once on shore,, they stayed semi-drunk. That was their MO.
So, if you are proud to be descended from a bunch of loud-mouthed drunks, sure, keep letting others know your genetic history.
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