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?


Carmel said...

Love the radio lol, that's cute. We havent had much traditions except for cooking and eating together, which is nice, I don't normally stay up until midnight but when I was younger my sister and I used to go to the street party and wait for the count down, I was a teen then so it was easier, now I just want to sleep. Tonight (it's new years eve here in australia) I am going to spend it with my friends and their families at a party. Happy new year to you!

4HisChurch said...

Hope you have a great New Year's Eve, Carmel!

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