From the diary of twelve-year-old Mem, short for Remember, comes story her family’s trip on Mayflower in 1620 and their first year New World.
Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on Mayflower in 1620 their first year New World.
9th November 1620 Mayflower 2,950 miles sailed “Land ahoy!” The call from the crow’s nest cracked dawn. Several of us crowded along rail. sailors saw it first, faint dark line against horizon. …within minutes, Hummy and I began to see same. We held each other’s hands so tightly almost dared not breathe, but minute by became firmer thicken. Twas a wisp dream real. It had taken all 65 days finally we are here. This be New World doth fill my eyes for first time.