Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Year; Another Countdown

It's that time of year again for the annual
New Years Eve countdown Ball drop!

New Year’s Eve Ball, 1978; (The New York Times)

The Times Square Ball is dropped each year during the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City. The Ball was first lowered in 1907, and has continued to do so every New Year’s Eve with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when the ceremony was suspended due to the wartime “dimout” of lights in New York City.
So dust off those flute glasses have a New Year's Eve toast:
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.  ~ Alfred,  Lord Tennyson
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