New Year’s Eve

This is from 1949 when it appears that singers actually enunciated their lyrics. I listened to a number of versions and this was the best of the lot. Sometimes R&B songs are the most memorable renditions.

So whatch’all doing on the very last day of 2018, Anno Domini? Or, depending on your time zone, what did you do – at least what’s fit for public conversation.

I made Hoppin’ John for tomorrow. It always tastes better the next day. In parts of the Upper South, it was/is still a tradition to eat Hoppin’ John on the first day of the new year in order to have good luck for the rest of it.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Anyone else have holiday customs to share? The twelve days of Christmas don’t end until Epiphany, so let’s hear it for Yule logs and mistletoe and fruitcake and gold, frankincense and myrrh. [I may be the only person I know who actually likes fruitcake. The Irish whiskey used to saturate the muslin wrapper gives it a certain je ne sais quoi, non?]

5 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve

  1. Effective midnight, all people born in the year 2000 will be 18 years old, and they can all do “adult” things. A “new era world” is ahead. — thought from my blog posting today.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  2. Enjoy gin and tonics talking about the whether, (or not) until the wee hours or when we fall asleep, whichever occurs first. We have the luxury of staying up late because no one expects us to be up early. Breakfast is always no earlier than 9:00am (steak and eggs at Norm’s unless cooked at home).

    The Rose Parade is usually watched from the bed, (steak, eggs and pancakes served in bed with yours truly as the cook de jour) or would have been had it not become political as it has this year with the LGBT crowd raising its ugly head with an LGBT [person] wearing glasses as the ‘queen’ of the Rose Parade Court. We’re going to breakfast at Norm’s and then treating the day as a day off to catch up on unfinished biz.

  3. This year, a daughter arrived with her boyfriend from Moscow and we celebrated the new year with them.

    For the first time, we did not watch the congratulations of the President on TV, but simply had a lovely conversation. When it was necessary to pour champagne at 24.00, an American film HellBoy was on TV on one of the channels. We laughed: what difference does it make which guy from Hell to watch?

    • Wonderful! Your point of view is another example of Russian humor in the face of adversity. We could all take a page from that book.

Comments are closed.