Now that I know for sure the words to the song and what it all means...
I'll take a cup of kindness for auld lang syne and wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!



AULD LANG SYNE
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine,
And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou'd the gowans fine,
But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar'd
Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o thine,
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.




Auld Lang Syne
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year's eve, "Auld Lang Syne" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and made some refinements to the lyrics) after he heard it sung by an old man from the Ayrshire area of Scotland, Burns's homeland. It is often remarked that "Auld Lang Syne" is one of the most popular songs that nobody knows 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 remember people of the past with fondness, "For auld lang syne, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet." The lesser known verses continue this theme, lamenting how friends who once 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 is always time for old friends to get together�if not in person then in memory�and "tak a right guid-willie waught" (a good-will drink).
(The words to the song and more of the history of the song can be found at FactMonster A very interesting site!


FOR LUCK IN THE NEW YEAR
Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. It was once believed that the first visitor on New Year's Day would bring either good luck or bad luck the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man.


You should check out the site I got that info from, it has alot of interesting historical information on the ancient New Years to present day celebrations. It is at Wilstar

There is another very cool site that was brought to my attention. It is an updated and expanded version of "19 Unusual Ways To Welcome 2019 From Around The World" , sent to me by Ray Blakney. Take a look at what he has come up with. Very interesting! It can be found at: Live Lingua



As always, remember our military and raise a cup of kindness in their honor.
Here's a nice little prayer you could mutter also:
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.
His love is always with you, His promises are true.
When we give Him all our cares, He will see us through.
When the road you're traveling on, seems difficult at best.
Remember I'm here praying....
And God will do the rest!

Author Unknown





For you party animals... don't drink and drive....


Be smart and be safe... *Happy New Year hugs*




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