I've been feeling under the weather lately and didn't feel up to going out and celebrating the arrival of 2016. 2016!!!!! Where in the world did 2015 go? We did stay up until midnight and had a drink to bring in the new year.
We celebrated our first New Year Eve together back in 1956 and every one since then. I still remember we went out on a triple date with Weye & Marilyn and Marilyn's sister and her husband Roy. We drove around to a number of taverns, dance halls and wound up finishing the evening at the Worden Y at a bar. They had cheap beer and dancing so it was a great place to stop. The bar is still in use and is called Digger's Dugout and looks the same as it did 59 years ago.
For many years we had parties at our home and celebrated the new year coming in. We had great times at these parties but they became so large that we had to stop having them. Then our great friends Jim & Loretta started having parties at their home for a few years and later we went to dances in the area for the celebration.
Lots of great times with good friends over the years. Many have passed on or don't go out anymore so it's been a lot quieter on new year's eve. At least we have the memories and still look forward to watch the ball drop in Times Square.
We wish everyone a Healthy, Prosperous & Happy New Year.