Sunday, January 1, 2017

***It's New Year's Day ***

Happy New Year dear friends.  I hope that wherever you are that you had a joyous celebration to start the new year.  My family and I stayed home this year for New Year and we had a great time.  It maybe was a good thing, too since our weather has been cold and it rained quite a bit last night but I'm not complaining as I love rain.

My son bought us a new TV subscription for Christmas.  He's always on the edge of technology and we now have Amazon's Firestick TV.  It's a bit different to get used to but we have Alexa who is always there to answer any of our questions.  Last night it was fun reminiscing about New Year's from my childhood when my parents and I always watched Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadian Orchestra bring in the New Year.  From our new TV set up, I watched Guy Lombardo's last New Year's celebration from 1976. Do any of you remember watching this show?  I know I watched him all through the 60's when I was a child up to the 70's.  I was interested to find out how much people payed to attend his celebration at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.  I found the flyer above; $80.00 to $90.00 which is equivalent to over $300.00 in today's buying power.  I would have loved to be old enough to be part of that audience.  Sometimes, I think I was born too late as I always love old stuff!

Lilly wishes all of you a Happy New Year, too.  She had a blast yesterday eating some smoked sprats as a treat.  She just had a little bit as she is always watching her weight!  Have a wonderful day dear friends and I wish you all the best for this New Year!

With my best wishes,



  1. So glad that you've had a lovely Christmas and are having a relaxing time over the New Year holiday.
    We are still enjoying family gatherings whilst our daughter is with us. Wishing you and your family all the very best with many blessings during 2017.
    May Lilly also have a good year.

  2. I remember Guy Lombardo, but I don't think I ever watched him. We have an Amazon Fire Stick, but find we use our Roku more.

  3. We have the fire stick here in UK, and use it loads. Happy New Year to you xx

  4. I remember Guy. I like a good rain too. Wishing you and Lily a healthy, peaceful year. ♡

  5. I am sure I watched Guy sometimes, too. We had a young couple over and had a gift exchange with them this year which was fun. I don't have a Fire Stick or Alexa, but a friend here has Alexa and often tickles us by telling us how Alexa helps entertain her. She asks Alexa for a joke sometimes and told us a good one she had heard :) Happy New Year, Pat! xx

  6. Oh, I remember Guy Lombardo! Brings back memories! I still watch the old shows and movies. Lately I've been watching 'The Andy Griffith Show'. It's still a great show, even by today's standards. I love Aunt Bea! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and Lily, too! Sending hugs xo Karen


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