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What are YOU doing?

Our New Year's Eve used to be a lot more frenetic. We'd host parties or go to them. Now we're happy to just enjoy a nice dinner for two right here -- something fancier and more costly than usual, perhaps -- maybe with some Prosecco, in peace and quiet, and then turn in early (as usual).

Guess our age is showing.

Vermonter
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" What are YOU doing?"

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Wishing you and yours - plus anyone who happens by this or that post - a very
happy New Year - good times and better prospects - and a modicum of joy as
circumstances and situations allow.

Howie52

otherwise I might fix myself a bourbon on ice and toast good company and loving family -
where and when they may be.
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Happy New Year to you, too. Howie.

Vermonter
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new years eve is amateur night...that's when all the amateur drunks are out...

if you go out head for home about 11:45...the drunks are in place for the

new year's celebration and the cops are on break
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We met at a party New Year's Eve 1959 in London. I don't remember meeting him, and he didn't like me.....

Fast forward 81/2 years, his trip around the world to try to persuade me to marry him, and he had to give up being a barrister in London, sell encyclopaedias in SF and clean toilets in Sydney to get enough money to get to NZ...and I had to leave there about 5 weeks later...leaving him behind, to work his way back...

But 1967 we married in London, came to America the next morning, and have been celebrating New Year's Eve together ever since. He plans a special restaurant, maybe an early movie, we have a marvelous meal, he takes out the special little book he keeps with a record of all the New Year's Eves we have shared, the restaurant we went to etc, and we read through it, laugh, hug, and go off to whatever midnight party we have been invited to, or to the elaborate Casino and entertainment they have here for us at the Old People's Home.

New Year's Eve is very, very special for us.... a sentimental evening. Oh....he usually has his goals for the year all typed up to show me. He's a nice mix of sentimental and practical!
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Patrolling the discussion boards --- on the lookout for uppity liberals!



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<<new years eve is amateur night...that's when all the amateur drunks are out...>>



I was acquainted with a Party Girl who said St Patrick's Day was the day for the amateur party goers to turn out.


But she probably would have expanded that to New Years too, I expect.



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malaoshi:

What a lovely post! May you enjoy many more New Year's celebrations together!

We met in 1959, too, but in June. We married in 1962 after college.

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We had the great good fortune to join in a progressive New Year's Eve dinner with a few of our neighbors soon after we moved into this neighborhood almost thirty years ago, and it's still going strong. There are only four or five families left anymore, so we don't move from one house to another for appetizers, entrees, dessert, and champagne at midnight like we used to. We do the whole thing at one house, and I'm delighted to say it's our turn to host this year. No one's kids come anymore, since they've all grown up and moved on. People are threatening to go home at 10 or 11 pm, since midnight is just so damn late, but not if I can help it. And as far as I'm concerned, my neighbors either have to move out of the neighborhood or die to get out of this party. Otherwise, I'm coming for them as long as I'm able.
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You have had 5 happy years more than we have..! ( Obviously your wife had more sense than I had!) May you continue to enjoy each other, (and as I understand it, a daughter who lives nearby,) and may you have many more years of good health and contentment!
We are the lucky ones, right?
Maryanne
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Goops....my post was addressed to Vermonter ( in my mind) but came after Trego's post so it looks like a non sequitur. Sorry all...especially Vermonter.
Maryanne
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We have a tradition of having our homemade potato soup and adding polish keibasa, we will watch Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve for the 10 second count down and watch the ball drop, toast with a glass of champagne and then run outside and bang pots and pans. We have done this for most of our 47 years of marriage.

There were a couple of parties at relatives when we were younger. We had a couple who we would play cards with on Saturday's and on New Years we'd do all of the above and play Triopli. Then our boys got old enough and we'd play Tripoli with them and all of the above but they didn't get champagne.

After midnight is when DH proposed 48 years ago! :)

Utahtea
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After midnight is when DH proposed 48 years ago! :)

You should really curtail excessive champagne.
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Trego:

The Progressive party can be fun. We used to participate in those, too, years ago, in our former neighborhood, in another state, but not necessarily on New Year's Eve.

Whatever everyone does, enjoy -- but be careful on the roads and elsewhere. Drugged and/or boozed-up drivers will be all around you.

May the new year be a good one.

Vermonter
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Wife & I ate ate at a Hershey restaurant.She ordered champagne.When it came there were these three blobs that kept going up & down in the glass.

They had put a few craisens in the drink.

Up-down,up-down...the carbonation made it was entertaining to watch.
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I suppose I will go to bed at my usual time. 12:00. Nothing special planned.

CNC
... dullsville
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We had the great good fortune to join in a progressive New Year's Eve dinner...

I'm for anything progressive, too. :)
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The Progressive party can be fun.

It is fun. I'm a progressive too.
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Our weather today and tomorrow is and will be awful. No travel plans for us!

Vermonter
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Utahtea: After midnight is when DH proposed 48 years ago! :)


CABob: You should really curtail excessive champagne.


We gave ourselves 9 months to sober up and change our minds but we both knew a good thing when we saw it!

Utahtea
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<<Our weather today and tomorrow is and will be awful. No travel plans for us!

Vermonter>>



Heh, heh! Just the way you like it, Vermonter?


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SP:

Uh... not exactly the way we like it. Snow is fine, but this stuff is bad. A thick mix of ice and frozen snow. Hard to even chop, let alone shovel.

But we're warm and here, and won't starve!

Happy New Year!

Vermonter
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Trego:

People are threatening to go home at 10 or 11 pm, since midnight is just so damn late, but not if I can help it. And as far as I'm concerned, my neighbors either have to move out of the neighborhood or die to get out of this party. Otherwise, I'm coming for them as long as I'm able.

Gee whiz, Trego.....! We do all age, and many of us find that "staying up to midnight" just isn't the "fun" it was once, so you might want to ease up a bit with that.

In any event, it'll be what it is. Sooner or later, it will simply quietly cease -- or maybe new folks will come into the fold.

Anyway, Happy New Year, however you celebrated! (Yes, we had our nice meal at home and we were sound asleep at midnight.)

Vermonter
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