Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'll be leaving shortly to drive to Chesapeake VA where the annual extended family New Year's get-together will be head this year.  Lots of family, lots of fun, lots of food awaits!

Of course, most of us will be asleep when the New Year actually arrives but that's okay....  none of us are as young as we used to be!

I would like to wish everyone the best of all good things in the coming year!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne.

"Auld Lang Syne" is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s.  Robert Burns is the person whose transcription got the most attention, so the song is associated with him.

A good translation of the words "auld lang syne" is "times gone by." So when we sing this song, we are saying, "We'll drink a cup of kindness yet for times gone by."


  1. Happy New Year! I've enjoyed sharing out quilting adventures this past year and look forward to more of the same in 2012!

  2. Happy New Year to you Empress. I look forward to 2012 and our quilting/blogging adventures. Have a safe trip.

  3. Happy New Year also to you and yours!

    Travel safe and have a wonderful visit. See you next year :)

  4. It has been enjoyable getting to know you through your quilting adventures.
    Have a safe journey and enjoy your family!

  5. Safe travels! Have a great New Year...

  6. Happy New year for you and yours, sweet Empress!

  7. Have a safe trip and enjoy the family time. Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks for the translatation of "Auld LAng Syne"

  8. Happy new year! Finding your blog was one of the best things that happened in 2011. I raise my cup to you, my friend. As Gonzo said, "There's not a word yet, for old friends you just met." Peace and blessings in the coming years.

  9. That sounds like a fabulous time! Enjoy!

  10. Happy New Year Freda and enjoy your stay at Chesapeak with your family. Hope to 'read'you soon in the next year.

  11. Happy New Year to you and yours Freda, it's been great reading your blog posts through the year.

  12. Happy New Year - have fun with the family.