Monday, December 31, 2012

'Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?'...Happy New Year!

Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? 
 Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?

Sally: Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it's about old friends.


A little history about Auld Lang Syne...from Wikipedia
"Auld Lang Syne" (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːl(d) lɑŋˈsəin]: note "s" rather than "z")[1] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2][3] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294). It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world; its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, it is also sung at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. The international Boy Scout youth movement, in many countries, uses it as a close to jamborees and other functions.
The song's Scots title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago",[4] "days gone by" or "old times". Consequently "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for (the sake of) old times".
 

 ...Scene from my favorite holiday movie....When Harry Met Sally-Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal (1989)...at the stroke of midnight!
 (I loved all the 80's and 90's love stories with Meg Ryan w/happy endings...don't we all love 'happy endings?)

Well my dear friends, here we are at the 'wind down' of 2012...we survived the 'foretold' Mayan earth destruction, and we will survive many other disasters...just having faith in God and one-another!

While some of you friends are already celebrating New Year's Day with loved ones and friends...we are still counting down the clock for midnight. As for me, getting adjusted to seeing the way I see; for right now...'it is what it is!'...just have to wait out the months of seeing better. Just was not in the 'spirit' of celebrating...although I also had the invitation of going to dinner at my son-in-law's restaurant; instead, I am happy to stay with my little grandson, and watch 'When Harry Met Sally' for the umpteenth time!

You have all been so kind to me with your heartwarming and encouraging lovely comments...I just feel like a 'schmuck' now for not commenting on your blogs...which I plan to do so very soon!

Our holiday season this year has not been one of the best, my ex-husband (Lora's dad) has been in the hospital since Christmas day and will be coming home after New Year's ...and he is still not well, and will be needing 'round the clock' nurse care for a couple weeks...so, it's never a dull moment, but then; I'm still hopeful that all will be well, and things will start out positive and happy in the New Year. 
 

Wishing you a Happy New Year...in health, prosperity, and good fortune, in the coming year!
Love,
Elisabeth

 
  

29 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Sweetness hope this will be the year of perfect health and happiness....

    Always your friend ... Claudia @whats cookin'!

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  2. Happy New year to you Elisabeth, May this brings lot of happiness to you.

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  3. Happy New Year, Elisabeth!!! May you and your family be richly blessed in 2013 :)

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  4. Happiest of New Years to you too, sweet Elisabeth! Hope that 2013 is a fabulous year for you!!!

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  5. Oh Elizabeth…that is one of my favorite movies, too!! Wishing you a Blessed, and Happy New Year my friend!!

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  6. Hi Elisabeth,
    Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Happy New Year, Elisabeth! Wishing all wonderful things for you and your family! And keep those fantastic recipes coming, ok?

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  8. I've always loved the song, "Auld Lang Syne" and like you never really knew what it meant, lol. I pray that 2013 is a great year of good health for you and that your ex grows stronger by the day. God bless. x

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  9. I too have always wondered what on earth that song meant! I hope that you and your family are blessed with abundant good health and happiness in 2013!!!

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  10. Kedves Elisabeth!
    Sikerekben, Egészségben Gazdag, Boldog Új Évet Kívánok Neked és Kedves Családodnak!!!
    (sajnos napok óta nem tudom elérni az e-mail fiókomat szerverhiba miatt, ezért nem válaszoltam még a leveledre)Puszillak

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  11. Sikerekben és egészségben Gazdag Boldog Új Évet Kivánok Neked!

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  12. Kedves Elisabeth, neked is boldog új évet!

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  13. I wish you a sweet and healthy 2013, Elisabeth!

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  14. Drága Elisabth!
    Boldog Új Évet Kívánok Neked és szeretteidnek,szeretettel puszil Piroska!

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  15. Isn't that just the BEST movie!! Love it! Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Hugs
    Mary x

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  16. Elisabeth! Nagyon Boldog, Egészségben gazdag Új Esztendőt Kívánok Neked!

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  17. Oh I love 80s/90s movies Elisabeth! I was in high school for When Harry met Sally and I still love it.

    I hope your ex-hubbie is ok!!! How awful that problems seem to just pile on top of you one after the other. I guess that's how life is sometimes.

    Happy new year to your and yours and I hope everything is resolved quickly and that you're all back on your feet soon.

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  18. Happy New Year, Elisabeth! Lots of joy, happiness and health!

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  20. Elisabeth, Nagyon szeretem ezt a dalt:) Nagyon boldog új évet kívánok Neked és az egész Családnak! Jó egészséget is hozzá, akkor minden rendben lesz. Remélem rendbe jön a volt férjed hamarosan, minden jót kívánok nki is:)Puszi, Erzsi:)

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  21. Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

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  22. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 Eli! May this year brings you lots of good health, wealth and filled with wonderful memories!! ♥ Btw, When Harry Met Sally happens to be one of my fav movie..gotta love those classics. Sure gives me hope :P. Have a great week and a great year ahead. Hugs, Jo

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  23. Hey, don't you worry about commenting...you have lots going on. Wishing you a very happy New Year!!! xo

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  24. I too love those romantic comedies :) . Don't worry abt commenting , u take care Elisabeth :) .

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  25. Happy new year, Elisabeth! I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

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  26. yummy recipes in nice blog.happy new year..
    Maha

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  27. Happy New Year... don't feel like a schmuck..I know how real life gets on the way... we know you are there. Hang in there my friend... Sending you positive thoughts and warms smiles to get you by.

    Besos,
    Malou

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