Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today.
Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations." She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled,
so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries
in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book co…

Email Received from a Historian - Mayflower Society CT

Kelly -
Robert Fields, brother to Earl Dean, was indeed a member of the
Society - and I've obtained a set of his papers.  There's good news and
bad news with those:  They were done in 1969 long before the current
standard of documentation was adopted - and while he supplied wonderfully
precise dates for events (birth, death, marriage), there is little by way
of proof with his papers.  There is another set of papers in Plymouth that
doesn't share as many generations, but is more recent and helps with some
of the earlier generations.
Here is a summary:  You are generation 13, Francis Cooke is generation 1.
Generations 1-5 and the birth of Levi Cooke in 6 are covered by Mayflower
Families - a source accepted by Plymouth.  The rest of generation 6 and
all of 7 and 8 are covered by MA vital records - and I have full citations
or copies for those so nothing needs to be done there.  Gen. 9 is not as
strong, but will work.  Lewis Augustine/Augustian's birth is in the vital
records and in a …