New Year’s Eve Celebration


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.

9 Responses to “New Year’s Eve Celebration”

  1. Christine LeFever Says:

    That was a delightful tidbit! Thank you, dear Carole, and the very best possible new year to you!



  2. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    Hi Carole~ Sending wishes for a Happy New Year! Enjoy your celebration.

  3. Theresa Says:

    Carole: hope you have a wonderful New Years!!

  4. Joan Says:

    I love that old song. Remember how everyone joins in at the end of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” and sings it. Jimmy Stewart’s voice cracks and it always touches my heart that he can evoke so much raw emotion. I am such a sucker for a tender story and that is one of my all-time favorites.
    Happy New Year to you and yours from a new friend.
    Joan from Ohio

  5. Sunnie Says:

    Happy New Year Carole!!! I love looking at the things in your shop and on the Blog!!! Those red shoes were precious! : )

    If you DO make cards or prints from the wonderful Santa painting I would be interested! As a Santa-maker, I love to send different Santa cards to my friends and family! : )

    Yep, I would have wondered who “wstudios” was!!! LOL
    I did take the picture of our snow on my blog and another picture on my “Folk Art at Old Crow Farm” blog that really shows the snow falling!

    May you and family have a wonderful 2008 with health and happiness!
    Hugs, Sunnie : )

  6. Holley Says:

    Hi Carole! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I have been browsing through your store and your blog. I’m amazed at the feelings and memories these things have stirred. A lot of this stuff reminds me of my grandmother and great grandmother. I loved cooking with my grandmother, and the picture and story of you cooking with your granddaughter warmed my heart.

    I also loved the red shoes…if they could talk I’m sure they would have some tales to tell. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a glimpse back in time of the girl who wore them?

    I was wondering what a “makedo” is? It looks like a cap of some sort. Is it worn on the head or is it for something else? I’ve never heard of a makedo.

    I’m so glad that you stopped by, because it gave me the opportunity to see your store!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Carole Says:

    Joan, you are not alone when it comes to that movie. What a classic, always there, every year. It’s wonderful. I always loved Jimmie Stuart, and so did my mother.

  8. Carole Says:

    Holley, whenever I buy a new antique for my store, I always wonder where have they been in their past lives, and what could they tell us, if they could only talk. Your question about the makedo will be answered tomorrow. I have some pictures to show you too. Please visit my store often, there will soon be more new items. Who knows, there might be something that you find irresistable.

  9. Christine Crocker Says:

    Dear Carole,

    I have really enjoyed your blog and website this year. You always have the most wonderful things to tell us and for us to see in your beautiful photos.
    I want to wish you the very Happiest New Year to you and your family,


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