Friday, January 1, 2010

Real Estate Blog - Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 from the ocean state of RHODE ISLAND




2010
Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 from the ocean state of RHODE ISLAND


As I waited for the final countdown 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2
at midnight in Times Square, New York City with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. I realized that I had been doing this for so many years, waiting for the big apple to inch down or now the huge 12 ft crystal ball to the last second to 1 and then "HAPPY NEW YEAR." As a child when my parents would go partying my younger brother and I would stay in my Nana and VooVoo's apartment next door and watch the New Year come in. They would give us some huge pots and cooking spoons and said when the apple drops to the Happy New Year you can bang these as loud as you like. What memories and fun. After we would have a light snack and milk and go to bed.

Today is the day begin as day, January 1, 2010 This was the day we would have dinner at my grandparents and watch the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade. My cousins and I would play games like, Monopoly or Sorry while our fathers and Uncles would sit in front of the TV and watch all the football games. They would smoke their pipes, or cigars and have their brandy in hand. The Rose Bowl, there was the Orange Bowl in Florida, the Cotton Bowl in Texas and the Sugar Bowl in Louisiana. Our mothers and Aunts would sit around the kitchen table and share stories of the past years and share recipes and craft ideas, some would bring their knitting and crocheting to do while they chatted. Those would great days of fabulous memories. Do I miss my family ancestors. It is so sad to have a huge family dwindle down to only a few.

My wishes to all of you as you begin this new year that you have an abundance of joy, happiness, love, good health and success in all your endeavors, dream big and make a change in the lives of the ones you love and the people you engage with in person or on line with all the social medias available . Make a difference in their lives, put a smile on their faces and provide them with hope make a difference one person at a time. Let their be peace on earth for all men and woman and children. Use your 525,600 minutes and measure your life with LOVE (Listen to the video)



7 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I was so glad to hear from you. I've missed you in the blogging world.

Enjoyed reading about your New Year's memories. George and I stayed home and ate our traditional "Hoppin' John" --to bring us GOOD LUCK in 2010...

Hope the New year brings you lots of happiness, joy and good health.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

What wonderful memories you have of New Years with family. Our family celebrated much the same way. The Rose Parade was always the main event of the day for us. We would catch bits and pieces of the football games, but would watch the parade from beginning to end. It's a shame that as TV technology gets better and better they seem to be cutting down on the coverage of the parade.
I hope you and your family have a healthy and happy 2010.

GrandmaKathleen said...

BETSY,
Thanks for visiting and telling George I blogged on your blog."Sorry George, I did not get to yours yesterday but I am heading there today"
May this year be even better than the years past, may you and George remain in abundance of everything you do. You are such a loving couple I look forward someday to meeting when I head to SC.

GrandmaKathleen said...

George,
Always love having you stop by. HAPPY NEW YEAR, my Tennessee friend:)
I dream someday sitting on those bleachers watching that parade and smelling all those roses.
I need to make it happen:)

butterfly1016217 said...

Happy New Year to you also, Kathleen! Thanks for commenting, it is funny, I was just thinking I needed to really update my blog! I will do that now, I never posted anything from November to now! I have been incredibly busy! I am glad the holidays are done! :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010!

Elizabeth said...

Hello, NE Bloggers!
Our 1-year anniversary is coming up on Jan 27. To mark the occasion I am going to put up a Mr. Linky on the evening of Monday, January 25. If you'd like to write a post about living in NE, fav places to visit, funny stories and stereotypes, recipes, photos of our gorgeous landscape, anything, it would be great if you would link in. I'd also like a little idea of # of participants, if you could just send me a reply.
Since I don't have emails from everyone, I'm also leaving this message in your comments, sorry for the double-up.

local real estate agent said...

Hi, happy New year! I enjoyed reading your last blog! More power to you!