Saturday, December 30, 2006

2007 ~HAPPY NEW YEARS~ 2007

New Year's Trivia
The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year's eve, "Auld Lang Syne" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in 1796. Burns transcribed it and made some refinements to the lyrics after he heard it sung by an old man from the Ayrshire area of Scotland, Burns's homeland.
It is often remarked that "Auld Lang Syne" is one of the most popular songs that nobody knows the lyrics to. "Auld Lang Syne" literally translates as "old long since" and means "times gone by." The song asks whether old friends and times will be forgotten and promises to remember people of the past with fondness.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?
Should old friendship be forgot'
And never remembered ?
Should old friendship be forgotten,
And days of long ago.

Bandleader Guy Lombardo, and not Robert Burns, popularized the song and turned it into a New Year's tradition. Lombardo first heard "Auld Lang Syne" in his hometown of London, Ontario, where it was sung by Scottish immigrants. When he and his brothers formed the famous dance band, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, the song became one of their standards. Lombardo played the song at midnight at a New Year's eve party at the Roosevelt Hotel.

  • The first New Years Eve ball drop in Time Square happened in 1907
  • The number one New Year's resolution is Lose Weight
  • The Tournament of Roses is the most popular New Years Day Parade


Here in the the southern United States, it is believed eating black eyed peas on New Year's eve will bring luck for the coming year.
Also the custom of eating greens such as cabbage, collard greens, mustard greens, kale or spinach to bring money &
eating cornbread will bring wealth.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Ms. Wendy's would like to wish you and your loved ones a very

by Jo Geis
Frosty days and ice-still nights, Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights, Sound of sleigh bells in the snow, That was Christmas long ago.
Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee, Icy-window filigree, Sugarplums and candle glow, Part of Christmas long ago.
Footsteps stealthy on the stair, Sweet-voiced carols in the air,S tocking hanging in a row, Tell of Christmas long ago.
Starry nights so still and blue, Good friends calling out to you, Life, so fact, will always slow...For dreams of Christmas long ago.

Some of Ms. Wendy's less then well behaved customers!

Jerry, I told you we should have gotten here earlier!

Hey, no cutting in line we were here first.

Architectural Interest

Hand-made New and Old

Great Gift Ideas

Sunday, December 03, 2006

There is nothing like the flicker of light to warm the heart. This old victorian heater is a perfect fit for a non-working fireplace or to create your own with an old mantel. Just add tealight cups and candles.

Reproduction Primitive Style
Eat your fruit and veggies!

~Memories Abound~

The best old wall or table mount cabinet in apple green paint and beadboard back.

Remember when cokes were a nickel and you could get into the movies on a Saturday afternoon with 5-bottle caps?

New pieces added

Great Primitive Plate Rack in Blue
Awesome old Barber Shop Cabinet with fold down cubbie and mirrorAdorable unique handmade picture frames
Great tole trays in various sizes

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ms. Wendy's Christmas Open House this Sunday December 3rd 1-6 PM

And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety-two, Although its been said many times, many ways, A very Merry Christmas to you!

Deck the Halls

~ Festive Furnishings ~