Did you know that the New Year’s Eve celebration is the oldest of all holidays, capsule and was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago? Auld Lang Syne means “old long ago”, physician or “the good old days.” The lyrics for this song can be found here. It is believed that the song came to our country with Scottish imigrants who sang it at the end of their community dances. Guy Lombardo, who was Mr. New Year’s Eve, before Dick Clark, heard the song from Scottish immigrants in his hometown, London, Ontario. It stuck in his mind and he first played it for a large audience in New York City in 1929. Today it is played at celebrations, funerals and graduations around the world. It’s wonderful, I think, how the words evoke the importance of old friendship and new beginnings. Tonight, Bill and I will raise a toast to our dear friends of over 46 years, for no one could ever take their place. HAPPY NEW YEAR to my new cyber friends as well!
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we celebrated the new millenium. Can you believe it’s been 8 years! This has really been a joyous year for me. I have met through the internet, so many wonderful people. Through my store, I have had the best customers!! You have all been so kind and I want to say how much I appreciate each and every one of you. I love sharing my wonderings through Chester and Lancaster Counties, and I love taking photos for you to enjoy. Have a wonderful healthy, and prosperous new year, Until next time, see ya.