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Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Traditions include the making of

New Year's resolutions - I normally don't do this because I can't stick to them.

The Tournament of Roses Parade - This is a tradition in our family that we watch every year. It's as beautiful as the Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade.


Traditional New Year foods are also thought to bring luck. In the south, we cook a huge pot of black-eyed peas, fry a huge pan of hog jowls, cook a huge pot of turnip greens and a large pone of cornbread. Black-eyed peas are considered as good luck. The hog jowl is considered lucky because it symbolizes prosperity. Turnip greens are another "good luck" vegetable that is eaten on New Year's Day. There are some that have cabbage instead of greens, but either one is a sign of money.

The song,"Auld Lang Syne," is sung at the stroke of midnight to bring in the new year. "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."

According to Wikipedia, the song, Auld Lang Syne" is a poem by Robert Burns, although a similar poem by Robert Ayton (1570-1638), not to mention even older folk songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Burns.

It is one of the best known songs in English-speaking countries - although, like many other frequently sung songs, the melody is better remembered than the words, which are often sung incorrectly, and seldom in full.

The song's name is in Scots, and may be translated literally as 'old long since', or more idiomatically 'long ago', or 'days gone by'. In his retelling of fairy tales in the Scots language, Matthew Fitt uses the phrase “In the days of auld lang syne” as the equivalent of “Once upon a time”. In Scots Syne is pronounced like the English word sign — IPA: [sain]—not [zain] as many people pronounce it.

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

To ALL my SP Friends, blogger friends, The Hoochies and The Hottie, thanks for the memories! May 2007 be as memorable as 2006!

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Blogger SGT DUB said ... (12/31/2006 9:58 AM) : 

Dixie, may you have a very Happy New Year. Be safe, enjoy and looking forward to a new year of blogging.


Anonymous Travis said ... (12/31/2006 1:16 PM) : 

Have a safe and sane celebration.

Happy New Year darlin!!


Blogger julie said ... (12/31/2006 9:47 PM) : 

Hmmmm I think I'll stick with my pork and kraut!!!

Happy New Year sweetie!!!

Hugs and Smoochies!!!


Blogger Anndi said ... (1/01/2007 3:03 PM) : 

Happy New Year Sis... kiss the family for me!


Love you...


Blogger Maryfly said ... (1/02/2007 7:31 AM) : 

err...hog jowls??

love ya sweetie

Happy New Year!


Blogger Coco said ... (1/02/2007 1:05 PM) : 

Happy New Year, Dixie. Hugs.


Blogger Turnbaby said ... (1/02/2007 1:07 PM) : 

Hog jowls YUM

Happy New Year!!!

Ya hoochie!!

Love YOU


Blogger TopChamp said ... (1/03/2007 6:11 AM) : 

Happy New Year Dixie!

(wishing I'd read this when you wrote it... had another year of fudging that line in the song which could have been avoided!)


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