Friday, December 30, 2005
Happy New Year!!
Well, tomorrow is New Year's Eve. Unlike most of my contemporaries who were busy watching Dick Clark on New Year's Rockin' Eve, I was always watching Guy Lombardo (see pic) due to my hopelessly "old fashioned" parents. For years, I just couldn't stomach rock and roll (and certainly nothing more contemporary than that) on New Year's Eve because Guy Lombardo just *was* New Years Eve. They just don't make music like they did in the 40's anymore.
My dh grew up pulling taffy on New Year's Eve. It was a tradition from his mom's family and did a good job at keeping 4 kids busy until midnight. I know where my sil lives, they buy black eyed peas and cook them for New Year's. Some years, they are so popular the stores run out of them.
I will confess to an early adolescent tradition I had for myself. I used to summarize my journal while listening to the top 40 count down on my toot-a-loop radio (see pic--mine was yellow). I guess its no wonder I became an English major and a blogger!
So, did any of you have any New Year's traditions growing up? Do you have any now?