My dad is an avid family historian, and one year he traced his line back to the Mayflower. This time of year usually sees a series of fascinating stories any number of which is worth a read. I enjoyed learning how the ship itself was reportedly repurposed as a barn in England. I also enjoy watching the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which has never looked better than it’s home on AppleTV.
Oddly, enough the Charlie Brown special where the kids are depicted as Mayflower passengers is missing from the modern streaming service. Like the barn, some things get lost for a time and then rediscovered later—like one of the great lessons from that generation. It’s a lesson that many refer to as the tragedy of the commons. Not only did the pilgrims have to address the issue, the way they solved it changed a nation.