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Originally posted by NoJusticeforme
Alone this xmas because of of a bad choice in companionship(wife) I can pretend its no big deal but its a searing pain.I have never had a good family so whn i got married I hoped to make my own family .ah well.merry Xmas to those who are having a merry one.can't remember a good one for me though
I don't mean to go on and on about my ATS Avatar-Background Christmas present lol, but since I'm alone and here with my ATS friends what else is there to do but share something that I'm enthusiastic about in regards to it and it's deeper meaning and significance, perhaps even as it relates to this evening, tonight (of all nights).
Massasoit Sachem or Ousamequin (c. 1581 – 1661), was the sachem, or leader, of the Wampanoag, and "Massasoit" of the Wampanoag Confederacy. The term Massasoit means Great Sachem.
According to English sources, Massasoit prevented the failure of Plymouth Colony and the almost certain starvation that the Pilgrims faced during the earliest years of the colony's establishment. Moreover, Massasoit forged critical political and personal ties with the colonial leaders.
During this politically promising time, Massasoit had five children: "Moanam", or Wamsutta, who was born sometime between 1621 and 1624; Pometecomet, Metacomet, or Metacom; a third son, Sonkanuchoo; and two daughters, one named Amie and one whose name is unrecorded.
There was some tension between Massasoit and the colonists when they refused to give up Squanto whom Massasoit believed to have betrayed him. This was not resolved until a visit by Edward Winslow to Massasoit in March 1623 when Massasoit was ill  and Winslow nursed him. After his recovery, Winslow reports that Massasoit said "the English are my friends and love me." Moreover, Winslow also noted that Massasoit felt duty-bound to observe that "whilst I live I will never forget this kindness they have showed me.
Massasoit was humane and honest, never violated his word, and constantly endeavored to imbue his people with a love of peace. He kept the Pilgrims advised of any warlike designs toward them by other tribes.
Originally posted by LEL01
reply to post by bknapple32
Yes please, I'd like to hear your UFO story, I think it's interesting how our real life stories are so different from each other. While camping at area 51, sounds good already, I'm looking forward to this.
Originally posted by nerbot
Originally posted by robhines
Just to have some peace and quiet for a change and not have to feel like I'm faking things.
If you know how to enjoy ANY situation and see a bright side you will never be "faking it". Putting a brave face on things is a sign of consideration for others around you, it's your gift to others.