Arlo Guthrie — Alice’s Restaurant Massacree
Today’s Quote: “Life is uncertain – eat dessert first.” — unknown
T’m thankful that I don’t feel quite as bad as I did yesterday.
I can count eight passengers who made the voyage on the Mayflower as ancestors – Francis Cooke, John Tilley, Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley, Elizabeth Tilley, John Howland, Isaac Allerton, Mary (Norris) Allerton, and Mary Allerton. Three of them (John and Joan Tilley, and Mary Allerton (wife of Isaac) didn’t survive the first winter. Robert Cushman, who was instrumental in putting the voyage together and got off the ship after it returned to England for the second time, is also an ancestor. Cushman and his son Thomas arrived in Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621.
Alice’s Restaurant Massacre by Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restaurant (1967)
The song is based on a true story that happened on Thanksgiving Day, 1965. As a result of his arrest for littering, Guthrie was ineligible for the draft and did not have to serve in Vietnam. I still love to listen to this song, especially on Thanksgiving.