Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Since it's New Year's Day the usual thing is to say something of significance. I have nothing significant to say but that hasn't stopped me before.

    I'm not going to deal with how fast the year has gone by.

    To me there are new year's and that seem to be an important time compared to others. One such New Year was 2000, the millennium. The hype started a few years before the date. The hype got higher and higher. People were actually very frightened that the world would fall apart. People were worried. I remember being concerned about what might happen. 2000 came and went . It passed as quietly as any other New year's day. I always think back to the millennium which was now 17 years ago.

    The New Years Days from my childhood will be forever imprinted in my brain. Our New Years Day was exactly like Christmas without the presents. We lived in the country and still used horses for travel. (We didn't go very far.) Mom and her cousin would alternate Christmas and New Years. The big meal was at noon and I mean big meal. We had turkey and all the trimmings. It was an all day event. Adults visited and kids played. We had a warm up meal in the evening. Before going home at midnight we had a cold plate. Did I forget all the Christmas goodies? Yes all those too. It was a great day of celebration and I will never forget the New Year's of my childhood.

   Now I'm not anybody for resolutions so I'll stay away from goals.

   What I did find the other day was a blog that nailed the old year and new year. Martha at Plowing through life has a knack of saying  very meaningful things that are precise and concise. Her post made much sense to me. I hope you'll go over and take a look at what she had to say.

    In the meantime have a great 2017.

35 comments:

  1. I don't know of anyone who celebrated New Years Day with big family dinners any more. We used to also.

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    1. And rmember dinner was the noon meal!

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  2. In Texas it was the custom to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. I think it was for good luck. I seldom, if ever, eat them.

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    1. Wow! I never heard that one before!

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  3. Happy New Year Red! My Grandparents always had a big meal on New Years Day. Not many people around this area do that anymore. We had chicken and a roll and fruit for supper...plenty good:)

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    1. How could pone ever forget the big New Year's feast. We had pizza and tried our new toaster ovem.

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  4. Travelling home by horse at midnight on New Year's Day in the middle of Canada. I think I would remember the freezing cold more than anything else. Happy New Year Red and best wishes to The Micro Manager too.

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    1. If you're a kid nothing is cold.

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  5. A very Happy New Year to you Red, hope it will be a good year.

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    1. Thanks. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  6. Happy New Year to you, Red. And yes, it did go by fast when I think of it one way, and it seemed to last forever in another way. I'll go visit Martha now. Thanks! :-)

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    1. I guess there are two ways of looking how things go...fast and slow!!!

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  7. Another year and a good one I hope for me. I made it through the last and always hope to do my best for the next.

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    1. It's called keeping your eye on the ball!

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  8. I think you are very good at expressing yourself. I also enjoy your posts. Happy New Year! I hope it's a good one for everyone. And thanks for the mention! I really appreciate that.

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    1. I still like how you nail things!

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  9. A very happy New Year to you both.

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    1. Graham, sorry for the mess on the link. I've fixed it now.

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  10. Ha -- "I have nothing significant to say but that hasn't stopped me before." I feel like that EVERY day!

    I like your New Year's memory of the big meal with family. We never did that in our household. In fact, usually we were driving back to Florida from my grandparents' house in Washington, D.C. on or about New Year's Day.

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    1. I'll bet the New Years thing was more northern and rural.

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  11. I remember getting up the morning of Jan. 1, 2000 and immediately turning on my computer to see if it still worked! I haven't thought about the New Years Days of my childhood but now that I do, they were
    similar to yours. Huge meals, followed by playing cribbage with several games going on at once. Sometimes we went for a walk (so we could eat more???)!
    Happy, Healthy New Year wishes to you and your family!

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    1. Was there chinese checkers, monopoly, jig saw puzzles and checkers in thee someplace?

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  12. Your childhood New Years days are a wonderful memory to have, Red. All the best to you and the micro-manager in 2017. And yes, Martha's post was a good one!

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  13. I will go and read your friends blog. My New Year's was totally uneventful.

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    1. At one time New Years was a big deal but not anymore.

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  14. Hi Red, I found it interesting that you mentioned Y-2-K. :-) Yes, I was thinking about that as well over New Year's Day. My Micromanager and I were laughing about what a big deal that was at the time and it turned out to be nothing. Isn't it amazing how much technology has changed in just 16 years? Another good observation about those childhood memories. Thanks for posting your blog. It is one of my favorites. Happy New Year to you, Red.

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  15. Turkey dinner at Christmas and ham dinner for New Years......and we had all Mum's cooking pots and big cooking spoons to bang on at the New Year. Our neighbours did the same thing, and it was much fun to participate and listen. Happy NEw Year to you.

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  16. Red, your post is both funny and serious and I enjoyed reading it. Don't let anyone and anything stop you when you want to say something, significant or not. :) Have a great year!

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