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Offline Rog02

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Happy New Years to ALL!
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:07:12 PM »
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A few years ago I was on a contract that took me to Scotland for the holidays.  The LOML invited a few friends to the house to celebrate the New Years and I was introduced to the tradition of "First Footing".  At Midnight there was a banging at the door that sounded like the door was going to cave and Linsey insisted that I answer it (unarmed, which was contrary to my Redneck instincts).  I opened the door and was met by our friend Graham, pushing his way into the house with a sack of stuff in his hand, jabbering in Gaelic or Glaswegian (neither of which, I understand).  Graham proceeded to present me with a dram of whisky (to warm the soul in the year to come), a crust of bread (to nourish the body for the year to come), and a piece of coal (to warm the hearth). 

The symbolism of this gesture has stayed with me over the years.

So I wish to "First Foot" the members of this forum and wish you all Happiness, Health, and Prosperity for the upcoming New Year! :beer:
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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 08:52:24 PM »
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too Rog'   :beer: 

And to all of the members old and new too.  :thumbup:






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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 08:59:37 PM »
Happy New Year to all.

Offline dsquire

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 09:22:57 PM »
To My Friends around the World

May you all have a happy new year and may it be prosperous as well. Most importantly, may you all enjoy good health.

Cheers :beer:

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 09:40:21 PM »
Very Happy New Years to everyone!

I hope this upcoming year is good for us all!

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 03:33:55 AM »
Ditto to all the above.

And lets all make it a special one this year.

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 03:55:23 AM »
Happy New Year

And as I'm from a Scotish Ansestory  "Long may your lum reak"

translated :- long may your chimney smoke:-  or whishing you a long life  :headbang:

All the best Stew

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 11:52:31 AM »
Darn  -   late again.

Wishing everybody a late Happy New Year.  :beer:

I had a choice, it was either here with you guys in the shop or with the wife. Guess who won? :lol:

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 12:13:04 PM »
Sorry it's late gang but a Happy New Year to all  :headbang:

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Re: Happy New Years to ALL!
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 12:26:34 PM »
Will I be the last & latest?  ::)

Wishing a very Happy New Year to all members of this happy forum.  :wave:
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