Saturday, December 31, 2011

OK last one...



when we were old enough to stay up late
and actually bring in the new year with the
grown ups
my father would be given a little  packet of something and thrown out the back door
only to re-appear at the front door
as the clock was stricking
mid night
it wasn't for ages that I found out what the hell they were doing
well you know
champers and booze and  a little party partay
made the
old folk act weird sometimes
well
flash forward a few years and it was
husband who was given a little packet and thrown out the back door
only to re-appear at the front
my mother always took care of this
and when my sons were old enough
we threw son #1 out
he has dark eyes which apparently makes it
stronger

for those of you who are lost and thinking of leaving
it's the
 of which I speak



the first person through the door sets the mood for the year
they are supposed to bring gifts with them
salt
tea
bread
and
money
is what we always did

I always wondered
as I sat in the semi-darkness and watched
 as things were taken out of the cupboards
and pockets and salt cellars and tea caddies
if it made a difference that the first things in
were already here
but
not to be the one to
cross the forces that be
may your first footer bring you
health wealth
and
above all
happiness



I will be trying to figure out the
new gadget
and wondering
how may images I could get if I just kept going....



this is the new toy
I don't know what to do with it

is there an app
for that

if I give it the tea and salt and money and bread
will it tell me
how the hell to
work it

have a good one folks

xxxxxxxxxxxxx


:) :) :) :) :) :) :)


5 comments:

The Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

Everyone is saying Happy New Year so I thought I would be different and say "Happy Blue Ear"!!!!

Have a fabtasulous 2012 M

xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for your kind comments on my pink scarf. Love knitting. Look forward to hearing from you in the New Year. Cathy

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

M, you have the best stories around! I wish you the bestest New Year! I am already blessed having you as a friend :'}

Valeria said...

happy happy new year !!!!
fun story ,we dint have anything like that when i was a kid .

Anonymous said...

That does ring a bell... I can remember us watching for who was the first person to cross the threshold, but none of us thought to send one of us! This year it was my daughter who was the first footer and she brought her laundry!
That looks like quite a serious bit of equipment you have there. I'm sure you will soon tame it! I still have a brick with an ariel, which only holds half a dozen text messages max! Mia Dinosaur