Hitting 400

Math lesson for today involves the folks we know as Pilgrims.

Actually it starts with an English lesson. One does not say the Mayflower. It’s just Mayflower, and it sailed from England to the American continent in the fall of 1620. After their first year in the new land the Pilgrims (and their non-Pilgrim fellow travelers–history lesson for the day) celebrated their success with what is now referred to as the first Thanksgiving. Sixteen twenty plus one is sixteen twenty-one. And this is two thousand twenty-one, no? That’s a difference of 400. Is no one making a big deal that this is the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving?

Allow me to make a big deal about it.

(See above.)

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 40 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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