Sunday, January 2, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - New Year's Memories

Did your family have any New Year’s traditions? How was the New Year celebrated during your childhood? Have you kept these traditions in the present day?

I really don't recall any specific traditions that we followed. I do recall my father either eating or saying we should get some black-eyed peas but am not sure if we ever did.  My parents were never much for going out to parties especially on New Years because of all the drunks on the road as my mother would remind us and still does.  In fact, that may be one of the reasons I'm not really inclined to going out on New Years unless it's an informal get together of friends.


  1. Thanks for participating in the series!

    Here is the link to the first challenge in case any of your readers want to join in as well:

  2. Our family stays home and has a huge game night. Our boys are now in college and still love family game night.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  3. Game night is a good idea, we'll have to give it a try.