Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a nice New Year's Eve. As I was furiously cleaning and organizing the house yesterday, I was thinking about what I would like my post to be about today. Nothing really came to mind. When I was growing up, New Year's Eve and Day were no big deal in our family.  We didn't stay up until midnight to ring in the new year. We did not eat anything special on New Year's Day. Of course, I would not have touched greens or black-eyed peas with a ten foot pole back then!  Actually, I still would not touch the peas!  We also did not make New Year's resolutions.

I thought about doing some research and writing about the origins of our New Year's traditions.  As you can see, that did not happen either.  

In any case, I hope that 2012 is filled with good things for you.  Happy New Year!

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eight maids a-milkin, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-layin', five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. 


  1. Out of interest, we would say "Ten foot barge pole" here...
    Dave K

  2. You know, I have never thought about why we say "ten" foot pole. I would bet that it is from the barge pole!
    Thank you for sharing, Dave!


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