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A family of "Pilgrims," no date

A family of "Pilgrims," no date

This week’s study in incongruity comes from the Ruth Forbes Chandler papers.  The finding aid for the collection gives the following biographical snippets:

Author of a number of books and short stories for children.  Teacher and principal in the New Bedford school system.  Moved to Kingston in the 1950s. Lived at at 228 Main Street. Communicant of the Kingston First Parish Church, member and secretary of the Jones River Village Club, and a Friend of the Library.

What it does not tell us is the identities of the these latter-day First Comers, where they were headed, and perhaps most interestingly, what kind of cars did Pilgrims drive?

Update: It’s got to be a Plymouth, right?

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