Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Old Long Ago

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old times since?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

The song Auld Lang Syne is traditionally sung by most of us on the stroke of midnight each New Years Eve, however in Scotland, where Auld Lang Syne originates, it is also sung on "Burns Night", January 25th, to celebrate the life of the author and famous poet, Robert Burns. The words 'Auld Lang Syne' literally translates from old Scottish dialect meaning 'Old Long Ago' and is about love and friendship in times past. The lyrics in the song Auld Lang Syne referring to 'We'll take a Cup of Kindness yet' relate to a drink shared by men and women to symbolize friendship. Best wishes to everyone for a very blessed and prosperous New Year!!!

Here are some easy to keep New Year resolutions:

1. Try to gain weight - put on at least 30 pounds

2. Stop exercising - waste of time

3. Read less and watch more TV

4. Procrastinate more

5. Stop bringing lunch from home and eat out every day

6. Quit giving money & time to charity

7. Start being superstitious

8. Go further in debt

9. Break at least one traffic law

10. Focus on the faults of others

11. Mope about your faults

12. Never make any more New Year's resolutions

Many Blessings,


The Freedom Writer said...

Happy New Year! XOXOXO

{i}Post said...

Ha Ha! Great post. I needed a smile this morning with my tea! Happy New Year!

Heather said...

I've often wondered about the meaning of Auld Lang Syne. Such a pretty song. Happy New Year!

janis said...

I didnt know that, thanx for the update. I like the resolutions, they are very easy. ha ha. I like the photo, mine is so lame for new years. Have Happy New Year! Love n miss you all.

~sWaMp~WiTcH~ said...

Here's wishing you and yours a healthy, happy, and safe 2009.
Thanks for the explanation...I love that song.
As for the resolutions, I think I've already accomplished all of them.

Tracy said...

I never paid much attention to that song...interesting tip.

hulagirlatheart said...

Well, I could easily keep a few of those resolutions.
Blessings to you in 2009!


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