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post #31 of 47
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Happy 80th Birthday to your Grandmother!Be careful with that gun, now!
post #32 of 47
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Yeah.. I think that I may just do that The lentils just haven't been doing the job..

Maybe I will try Chocolate
Now, that sounds like an idea!
post #33 of 47
Yea Brits & Aussies the same... 'part from that awful mushy pea business.

No such New Years Day traditions that I know of - the last five years have been spent at a friends house, or away camping with my mates. But this year Nana & I are going on a picnic.
post #34 of 47
Sad to say no...this wasn't a time of the year when I spent much time with my dad or his side of the family, and they *do* have New Year's eve traditions (certain seafood dishes) but I don't know what they are for sure.

Since I married, dh just doens't make much to-do over New Years...I want to start some new traditions, but after 9 years, one could say I'm being a bit slow about it Maybe I'll get off my franny and look up Swedish and Sicilian traditions, pick the ones we like and incorporate them into our holiday.
post #35 of 47
Yes, pickled herring, I like mine in sour cream sauce...Franz and Maddie will get some too at midnight! I believe pickled herring is a very Swedish and Eastern European tradition!
post #36 of 47
WOW! The only thing I do on New Years is watch the ball drop. I have every year since I can remember. My mom said I've been watching it since I was a baby! so 36 years later I'm going to watch it again tonight!
post #37 of 47
I do the pre-New Year's cleaning bit - got all the windows, doors and curtains washed, the freezer defrosted, etc.. My family has always been into major housecleaning between Christmas and New Year's, I guess in part because there never seems to be enough time for it right before Christmas. We almost always had pork or ham for dinner on New Year's Day (and the Germans give little pink pigs, often made of marzipan, to each other for luck). This year I'm breaking with the tradition and making lasagna.
I miss one New Year's Day tradition from Philly: the Mummers' Parade! For those of you not familiar with it, the mummers are marching string bands dressed in fanciful costumes with lots of feathers, and the parade is also a big competition between the bands. It goes on for hours and hours, and is also televised.
post #38 of 47
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There you go!, now you speak Scottish!
gosh my mother is scottish and when i went to Scotland last year to visit her side of the family i realised that she actually didnt speak badly at all!!
She sounded like just one of them!!

Now i can understand my mother perfictly buttt.... when i speak to my relos on the phone i have no idea what they are saying

One thing my boyfriend has inherited from my mother is "aye" lol and he always cracks up when she says Fish... She says it like "feschsssssssss"

Scottish is sure a funny language, But when they speak german you cant tell that they have a different accent at all!!
unlike me with my little aussie accent haha
post #39 of 47
Ohh tricia!
Now i know why they sell those little pig things at the bakeries! I thought they were there for some cute ornament thing or something, just like those gingerbread stuff when theres the Dippemess.

My boyfriends tradition is to drink on NYE but we are going to watch the fireworks from our balcony. No champagne for us this year
as my mother came home last night
post #40 of 47
We have always gone to Benihana's for dinner on the 1st...it's an awesome Japanese restaurant!
post #41 of 47
My family has always had a pork dinner with sauerkraut for New Year's Day for good luck. I haven't enjoyed the dinner in quite sometime since I no longer eat meat.
post #42 of 47
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Thank you, everyone, for sharing your traditions! These are so super interesting!
post #43 of 47
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Thank you, everyone, for sharing your traditions! These are so super interesting!

You're welcome, Stephanie! I love seeing everyone's traditions too! Benihana's was very good!
post #44 of 47
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You're welcome, Stephanie! I love seeing everyone's traditions too! Benihana's was very good!

I so wanted to eat there today but I'm afraid we were a bit underdressed... I might get to go there later this week - yay!

And this was interesting, reading everyone's traditions! Very neat!
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I so wanted to eat there today but I'm afraid we were a bit underdressed... I might get to go there later this week - yay!

And this was interesting, reading everyone's traditions! Very neat!

Ari--I wore jeans, a button-down shirt and black boots....you can't be underdressed!
post #46 of 47
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Ari--I wore jeans, a button-down shirt and black boots....you can't be underdressed!

Well I wasn't, I always look lovely (ha ha) but my boyfriend felt underdressed in jeans and a shirt!
post #47 of 47
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You're welcome, Stephanie! I love seeing everyone's traditions too! Benihana's was very good!
So glad you enjoyed Benihana's, Candie!
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