I just looked up Auld Lang Syne and it seems old Robbie Burns got the poem from an old man, and tweaked it a little!
Sort of like recipes, LOL. All of a sudden someone invented such and such a recipe! You all know I had the first recipe for Rye bread! :)
As we start the new year, we look back and reflect.
Back to all the friends we knew, time we spent together with our families, and think of loved ones no longer with us.
I always remember my dad preparing the Fresh Ham for dinner on New Year's Day, a tradition in our house.
He died when he was 50 and was buried on Christmas Eve when I was a teen, so the holidays always bring back some bittersweet memories.
But I picture him with the dish towel over his shoulder, getting the ham ready to roast. I think that is the only part of the meal he prepared!
Mom did the rest, and the sisters, did the clean up under the scrutiny of my mom's very fussy eye!
And we look forward to the new year. The mystery of what it will bring, the hope for good health for those we love, and the blessings I hope you all will enjoy!
I take some liberties with the old man's poem...
I hope we'll share many cups of kindness, for old times, and new times sake.
Best wishes for a very happy, and healthy 2011!
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