Thursday, December 31, 2009

...goodbye 2009

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! It is snowing right now in Chester County, PA and the pine trees look beautiful. How do you plan to spend your evening? Many make loud noises like cans being dragged by vehicles along the road to embrace the new year. Others wear polka dots in order for their next year to be fruitful. Others buy and display round fruits like watermelon, melon, oranges, etc. on their tables to get more blessings for the upcoming year. Others scatter coins all over the house and stock up coins inside their purses and pockets as to invite and maintain luck. Sweeping dust on the floor is forbidden since the "luck" will go away, so put away the broom and other cleaning devices. Explain it to fussy Aunt Gertrude after her third glass of champagne. She will understand. Some say that if you jump at exactly 12:00 am on January 1, you'll get taller. Let Tom Cruise know that. Cleansing our souls with alcoholic beverages is another New Years Eve practice. Apparently my soul gets cleansed often during the year.
On this day in 1904 the first New Year's Eve celebration was held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York. Joan Rivers hosted having just turned the legal drinking age. I am off to pick up SB's doggy from Primrose so have a happy, safe and healthy NYE and 2010.
"There is nothing more uncommon than common sense." Frank Lloyd Wright