Auld Lang Syne, loosely translated "for the sake of old times", is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. I was looking for a picture in my blog archives and ended up reading a bunch of posts from a few years ago. That was fun to look back at them!
My favorite New Year's Eve memories are from when I was a child in the late 50's/early 60's. My mom was one of six kids and would have a party every year with her brother and sisters, their spouses, and one or two close friends. It was good, clean fun and they never overdid it with their drinking. They danced and laughed all night long, waiting for Guy Lombardo at midnight!
I'm one of six kids also! We couldn't wait until the morning after to see who could get the best spoils: party hats, noise makers, swizzle sticks, and stale chips! These were like gold to us kids!
In my 20's I would go to respectable nightclubs with friends. The type of club where you would don your (long) evening gown and listen to Sinatra, Streisand, etc. type of music. Those were good times, too!
After I became a Christian, the church I attended would have a gospel sing-along until midnight. I really enjoyed those!
Nowadays I stay home and enjoy New Year's Eve on Africam. South Africa has their midnight at my 5:00 p.m., so I get to "party" with them for hours!
I hope you all have the healthiest year ever and may God bless you all with prosperity! (and I'm not just talking $$$!)