Saturday, December 31, 2011


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 $$$!)


Denise said...

I grew up in those same years.I'm 59-grad.H.S.1970.Oh yes I too have those same wonderful memories.

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful memories! I enjoy being comfy at home on New Year's Eve too. Wishing you and yours a very happy and blessed 2012!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

vivian said...

my parents used to have parties too, and I loved to sit at the top of the stairs and watch them! and yes get up early and prowl around!
thanks for sharing.. brought back memories for me!
Happy New Year!

MomWaldsPlace said...

What wonderful memories. Happy New Year and Blessings to You and Yours!

Linda Ruthie said...

Best wishes to you for a year filled with happiness and good health!

Mecky said...

Happy New Year!!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a fun post! Lots of great clip art, too! The memories are so fun to recall. Bless you in the New Year!

Unknown said...

And the same to you! I don't know why but I am excited about this new year! I am hoping for more paper crafting and less clutter and mess in my room! LOL


Musings from Kim K. said...

What a beautiful trip down memory lane. Happiest of New Year's! It's been so much fun getting to know you and your special blog this year.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Happy new year to you! Thanks for commenting on my blog, I loved reading it! I do need to get another post up. One of my resolutions this year is to post more regularly. I have lots of daily stuff going on but am not sure whether anyone really wants to see it or not!!!! Anyhow, I'll do my best.
So far I have started the new year off right, went antiquing yesterday and had a blast. Three huge barns full of antiques. Woohoo!
I was wondering if it would be ok with you if I put your button on my blog page. I so enjoy your blog and I think my followers would too!
Again, happy new year and talk to you soon!