December 21, 2007
Dec. 21 1620 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass. 1967 The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, was released.
June 10, 2007
TULSA, Okla. -- A good crowd gathered in front of the county courthouse that summer day to witness the burial of an exceptionally large time capsule: a new gold-and-white Plymouth Belvedere, containing a flag, a city directory, a case of beer, an unpaid parking ticket and the contents of a woman's purse, among other things. City dignitaries explained that exactly 50 years in the future, on June 15, 2007, this fin-tailed hardtop would be unearthed to show the world who we were and how we lived in Tulsa in 1957.
April 14, 2007
On April 11, 2007, MARIE C. JONES (nee Gebhardt, of Plymouth, formerly of Barrington, R.I., and Baltimore, MD, beloved wife of the late Arthur B. Jones. Loving mother of Janet Sparzak of her husband, Walter of Richmond, VA, Adelaide R. Jones-Cueni and her husband, Dr. Lorenz Cueni of Plymouth and Arthur B. Jones, Jr., of ME; sister of William Gebhardt of Baltimore, MD, sister-in-law of Harold Jones and his wife, Thelma of Baltimore. Also survived by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
November 26, 2006
PLYMOUTH, MASS. / / I usually travel on Thanksgiving. About a mile. Out the front door, down a hill, sharp left, then a right. And there it is, one of the world's best known -- and some say most disappointing -- historical landmarks: Plymouth Rock. A quick peek at the weathered hunk of Dedham granite is part of my traditional holiday-morning constitutional. It's about symbolism, not size. I might even hum a couple bars of Brian Wilson's "Roll Plymouth Rock." Add to the itinerary the nearby Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation and turkey dinner "with all the fixin's" and you have assembled the basic Thanksgiving in Plymouth package.
November 22, 2006
NEW YORK -- One autumn day in 1621, newly arrived Pilgrims joined native Wampanoag Indians in Massachusetts' Plymouth Colony to share a harvest meal of thanksgiving, including roast turkey, pumpkin pie and an Indian-supplied delicacy, popcorn. From kindergartners acting in their first pageant to grandparents presiding over the family feast, most Americans know the story of Thanksgiving cold. And most of them would be wrong. It's time to talk turkey about Thanksgiving. While long immortalized in painting, poetry and song - and annually reinforced by chocolate turkeys, buckle-hatted Garfields on Hallmark cards and school re-enactments of the blessed banquet - the "first Thanksgiving" that gave rise to America's holiday tradition never occurred, at least not in the way most of us picture and understand it. There is no historical link between the harvest meal in 1621 and America's Thanksgiving narrative.
June 13, 2006
ANN (URBANAS) BRAZITIS, age 87, of Baltimore, MD, died Saturday, June 10, 2006. Born December 2, 1918 in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Urbanas. She was a graduate of Pymouth High School Class of 1937. She had been a member of Saint Casimirs Church, Lyndwood and a member of St. Ursula's R.C. Church, Parkvile, MD and a member of the church sodality. She had been employed in the executive office of People's Drug in Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by a son, James and her brothers and sisters.