Life was hard for the Pilgrims. They had to travel on the crowded ship with nothing to do for 65 days! They got bashed up against the side of the boat because of the waves. They got blown off course, too. I would have hated to be on the Mayflower.
I was surprised at how much clothing the Pilgrims had to wear. I can't believe that boys wore dresses until they were six! They had so many chores, like tending the fire or getting water. The Thanksgiving feast wasn't really a feast, either. It was used as days of prayer.