Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year to everyone. From our house, to your house--may 2009 be TBYOOL--The Best Year Of Our Lives. the lyrics to. "Auld Lang Syne" literally translates as "old long since" and means "times gone by." The song asks whether old friends and times will be forgotten, and promises to fondly remember people in our past, "...we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet."

The song goes on with friends who used to "run about the braes,/ And pou'd the gowans fine" (run about the hills and pulled up the daisies) and "paidl'd in the burn/Frae morning sun till dine" (paddled in the stream from morning to dusk) have become divided by time and distance—"seas between us braid hae roar'd" (broad seas have roared between us). Yet there's always time for old friends to get together and "tak a right guid-willie waught" (a good-will drink).

So let's bid adieu to 2008, put on those party hats, and vow to make '09 TBYOOL!

And as they say in Hawaii this time of year--Hauoli makahiki hou (Hah Oly Mok A Heeky Ho) Happy New Year

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