Friday, January 1, 2010
Did You Know...?
I have wondered about this for a long time...at least for a week or so!
Seriously, I have never known what this song meant until now. I mean, I've sang it many times, but always without knowing what the song was really all about.
In doing a little research, this is what I've found out.
“Auld Lang Syne” is sung at the stroke of midnight on December 31 in almost every English-speaking country in the world.
Written by Robert Burns in 1788, it was first published in 1796 after Burns’s death. “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago” or, simply, “the good old days.”
If you keep this in mind the next time you sing this song...you may think about the wording a little differently.
Anyway, let me just take this moment to say "Happy New Year" to each and everyone of you wonderful folks out there!
Now, my friends, how about a fresh cup of coffee? We can sit in the kitchen and toast to the next year!