Happy New Milleneum/New Year 2001>>>>>>>>Traditions

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Happy New Milleneum/New Year 2001>>>>>>>>Traditions

Post by Liz Paule » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 17:13:11



Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our extended
family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and prosperity)....I've
had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours ,
the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...As BAD as this past
year has been, we started eating Both, long before midnight tradition(the
"kitty kids too!..they love the peas!). We decided ,as last year was so
bad..we better start eating VERY early to insure a year full of good luck
and prosperity..We NEED one!!! Happy New Year To You and Your Furkids One
and All!!!!.....Liz/Andy and All Our "KIDS"
 
 
 

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Post by Yowi » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 06:32:34


WHwn I was youner and still living with my parents, we used to walk along
the beach. Going "outwards" was generally about what had happened in th last
year, coming back was generally about what we wanted to acheive in the next
year.

I really miss those walks.

Yowie


Quote:
> Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
> Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
> Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our
extended
> family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and
prosperity)....I've
> had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
> ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours
,
> the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...As BAD as this past
> year has been, we started eating Both, long before midnight tradition(the
> "kitty kids too!..they love the peas!). We decided ,as last year was so
> bad..we better start eating VERY early to insure a year full of good luck
> and prosperity..We NEED one!!! Happy New Year To You and Your Furkids One
> and All!!!!.....Liz/Andy and All Our "KIDS"

 
 
 

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Post by offuttorphan.. » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 00:17:47


Happy New Year from Minnesota where the family tradition is to get
together to play poker. Real serious poker too! I did fantastic - won
$0.65 in just 4 hours. :)
 
 
 

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Post by maskvca » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 03:24:30


--
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: Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
: Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
: Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our
extended
: family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and
prosperity)....I've
: had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
: ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours
,
: the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...

As a fellow southerner, I would say that you've named the typical
"start-the-New-Year-right" feast - at least what the natives eat around
here - most of the residents in this area are *not* southerners and totally
clueless as to ingredients thereof: the b.e.peas, cabbage, a good pork joint
(the caraway seeds must be a German touch of home) with beer "to wash it
down with"- south Florida (probably the warmest spot in the nation) salutes
West Texas and all other places enjoying the repast today along with us!

 
 
 

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Post by Tambra J » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 04:06:56



Quote:
> Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
> Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
> Peas....<snippage>

Seems menudo is pretty much a must have on News Years Eve among my Mexican
friends I ring in the new year with.  It is proclaimed to prevent hangovers.
I don't like it, can't stand the way it smells while cooking and can't watch
my friend make it.  Until she eliminates the calf's foot (sometimes pigs
feet) and tripe I will just continue to hang out by the chip bowl and take
my chances on a hangover! :)
--
TJ and The Dust

Red meat isn't bad for you. Now blue-green meat, *that's* bad for you!
 
 
 

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Post by Ginger-lyn Summ » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 05:25:31


I usually like to make sure I'm kissing my husband at midnight <g>.
Then, I always pick a New Year's song and play it, something to
represent what I want in the coming year, or just something that talks
about cycles and changes.  In the afternoon, the Yule tree gets
stripped of its decorations and goes outside.  And I try not to do
housework; I have that superstition that what you do on New Yea's Day
is what you're likely to be doing a lot of in the New Year!  And I
sure don't want it to be housework!

We went to an interesting party on New Year's Eve.  This woman doesn't
like to stay up too late, so she has started a party tradition of
celebrating New Year's in Rio de Janeiro time (9:00 pm by our clocks).
In Rio, apparently, people write their wishes for the coming year on
little paper boats.  They go down to the beach, and send the boats out
into the water.  Then they walk through seven waves, insuring that
their wishes for the new year will come true.  Now, being that we're
in Ohio, holding to that tradition isn't possible.  So what this woman
does is have everyone write their wishes on a paper airplane.  Then at
midnight Rio time, everybody goes outside (brrrr), and launches their
paper airplanes.  Then everyone does seven of those football game type
waves -- lol.  Anyway, something different.

Ginger-lyn



Quote:
>Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
>Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
>Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our extended
>family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and prosperity)....I've
>had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
>ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours ,
>the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...As BAD as this past
>year has been, we started eating Both, long before midnight tradition(the
>"kitty kids too!..they love the peas!). We decided ,as last year was so
>bad..we better start eating VERY early to insure a year full of good luck
>and prosperity..We NEED one!!! Happy New Year To You and Your Furkids One
>and All!!!!.....Liz/Andy and All Our "KIDS"

 
 
 

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Post by <bev.. » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 06:29:32


We live in Napier on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.   In 1931
Napier was demolished by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.
It was savage and deadly,  killing 258 people and was New Zealand's worst
natural disaster.   The sloop HMS Veronica was in port that day and the men
from the ship battled the fires and helped to save lives.   When the city
was rebuilt the bell from the sloop Veronica was hung in the centre of a
colonnade as a memorial to the people who died.   At midnight on New Year's
Eve thousands of holiday makers (we live in a holiday resort) gather on the
Marine Parade in front of the colonnade and the bell is solemnly rung.   We
remember the dead of the earthquake.    Then everyone sings "Auld Lang
Sine",  kisses and hugs each other and every stranger in sight.

BTW I live in Veronica Avenue and the next street is called Morgan Avenue -
Morgan was the name of the Captain of the sloop.

Bev

Quote:
> Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
> Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
> Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our
extended
> family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and
prosperity)....I've
> had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
> ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours
,
> the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...As BAD as this past
> year has been, we started eating Both, long before midnight tradition(the
> "kitty kids too!..they love the peas!). We decided ,as last year was so
> bad..we better start eating VERY early to insure a year full of good luck
> and prosperity..We NEED one!!! Happy New Year To You and Your Furkids One
> and All!!!!.....Liz/Andy and All Our "KIDS"

 
 
 

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Post by Marin » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 22:09:20



Quote:
> Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
> Year?/.....

In Finland, to predict what will happen during the new year, we melt
down a piece of tin (well, actually, nowadays it's mostly lead), let it
drop in a bucket of cold water, and make a reading. When the molten
lead is dropped in cold water, it takes on strange twisted forms, which
are supposed to symbolise all kinds of things. I haven't done this in years,
but it can be quite fun. Every person melts their own piece and everyone
helps to "interpret" it.

--
Marina
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Post by jXwXeXrXmXoX.. » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 05:33:19


 > In Finland, to predict what will happen during the new year, we melt
 > down a piece of tin (well, actually, nowadays it's mostly lead), let it
 > drop in a bucket of cold water, and make a reading. When the molten
 > lead is dropped in cold water, it takes on strange twisted forms, which
 > are supposed to symbolise all kinds of things. I haven't done this in years,
 > but it can be quite fun. Every person melts their own piece and everyone
 > helps to "interpret" it.

I went to a New Year's party where we did just this, but with wax instead
of tin. We melted the wax and then dropped it into a bowl of ice water. We
then held the cooled and harded pieces of wax up in front of a candle and
analyzed the shadow that it cast on the wall. (Well, maybe "analyzed" is
the wrong word - more like "hallucinated images and free-associated
meanings." :))

Joyce

 
 
 

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Post by Marin » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 17:25:15



Quote:

>  > In Finland, to predict what will happen during the new year, we melt
>  > down a piece of tin (well, actually, nowadays it's mostly lead), let it
>  > drop in a bucket of cold water, and make a reading.
> I went to a New Year's party where we did just this, but with wax instead
> of tin. We melted the wax and then dropped it into a bowl of ice water. We
> then held the cooled and harded pieces of wax up in front of a candle and
> analyzed the shadow that it cast on the wall. (Well, maybe "analyzed" is
> the wrong word - more like "hallucinated images and free-associated
> meanings." :))

Yes, this is exactly what we do - hallucination and free-association are the
right
words, especially as New Year's is a very wet party in Finland.

--
Marina

Quote:

> Joyce

 
 
 

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Post by girlbrothe » Sat, 06 Jan 2001 13:04:27




Quote:
>Just curious..what traditions do you celebrate to bring in the New
>Year?/.....Here(or atleast in WEST Texas) you eat Black-Eyed
>Peas....also..if you are of the German breed(or atleast within our extended
>family) you also eat,  cabbage(to insure, good luck and prosperity)....I've
>had the peas cooking in the crock pot for the last 12 hours(with a choice,
>ham hock) and the cabbage has been in the crock for the last 2 month(ours ,
>the Bavarian style(with caraway seeds)hmmmmmm Good!...As BAD as this past
>year has been, we started eating Both, long before midnight tradition(the
>"kitty kids too!..they love the peas!).

I put what was left of my pot of blackeye peas out into the snow (I
cook a pound of dry peas with a pound of pork sausage, and some liquid
smoke seasoning) because there wasn't room in the fridge. They're so
cheap to make I don't mind throwing them out...

then:

The fuzzy black feral kitten (whos feral mom is on my bed, sleeping on
the heating pad), who still won't let me near him, seems to prefer the
peas to the dry catfood I put out for the strays. I officially have
only three cats, but I'm going through an 18 pound bag of catchow
every week! I'm glad he likes the peas. I might make him another pot.

julie b from tennessee, stuck here in the frozen tundra, 600 miles
from home.
Did I mention it's _flat_ here? I miss my mountains.
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Post by Liz Paule » Sun, 07 Jan 2001 14:16:05


Question?..Where are you? To be in the frozen "tundra"......Liz

 >

Quote:
> julie b from tennessee, stuck here in the frozen tundra, 600 miles
> from home.
> Did I mention it's _flat_ here? I miss my mountains.
> --

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Post by Liz Paule » Mon, 08 Jan 2001 05:44:55


I'm trying to post my question again as it never appeared on my server
...so,...... here goes.....

Question?..Where are you? To be in the frozen "tundra"......Liz

 > julie b from tennessee, stuck here in the frozen tundra, 600 miles

Quote:
> from home.
> Did I mention it's _flat_ here? I miss my mountains.
> --

> ~girlbrother.

 
 
 

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Post by girlbrothe » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:31:57




Quote:
>I'm trying to post my question again as it never appeared on my server
>...so,...... here goes.....

>Question?..Where are you? To be in the frozen "tundra"......Liz

> > julie b from tennessee, stuck here in the frozen tundra, 600 miles
>> from home.
>> Did I mention it's _flat_ here? I miss my mountains.

About 60 miles southeast of Chicago. And my water's frozen again.
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