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what was your most memorable New Year??

Old 12-29-2016, 07:18 PM
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Default what was your most memorable New Year??

was it the one your husband proposed?? A new baby??

I went to Times Square New York when I was 18.

The best was Sydney Australia- their summer -- they 4 times -- each small harbor -- sets of fireworks for the kids and Grownups.

Fireworks from the Harbour bridge overlooking the Opera House at midnight.
Happy New Year !!!!

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:34 PM
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I still want to do Times Square! Perhaps next year if we can plan far enough ahead. Don't particularly want to stand on the street in the throngs and be trapped there for 12-14 hrs. Would rather be a block or 2 away in a bar/restaurant and pop out for the ceremony and then back to a nice comfy seat!
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Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
I still want to do Times Square! Perhaps next year if we can plan far enough ahead. Don't particularly want to stand on the street in the throngs and be trapped there for 12-14 hrs. Would rather be a block or 2 away in a bar/restaurant and pop out for the ceremony and then back to a nice comfy seat!
That would be awesome NJ! The thought of being trapped in all those crowds was never attractive to me, but your plan would be fun.
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Mine was my first full year of living in Germany, way back in 1970. Moved to an apartment in the home of a special older couple who had raised twin boys during the war when they often had only potatoes to eat. They "grandparented" my precious daughter born in the Kaiserlautern municipal hospital prematurely, and helped me with all the challenges of that. I learned to shop and cook "German" as we didn't have any American privileges at first. Then I began to work for the Army at a local library part-time, and my DD was cared for by the cleaning lady of my landlady. She spoke only German, I spoke very little German, but we managed to communicate mother-to-mother.

Over the year+ that she kept my DD, my little one learned to speak German there and English at home, both as her "mother tongue". She also learned to walk at her caregiver's home, but they didn't' tell me for several weeks - until after I had seen her walking at home -- so that I wouldn't be sad. How sweet!

That year, an American military wife from New England showed me, a gal from Virginia how to make Mexican tacos in Germany.. Have been absolutely addicted to this day! I learned that Germans love babies and that shopkeepers always wanted to give her a taste of what they sold. I bought milk from a milk truck that arrived in front of the house twice a week and filled our metal milk cans. Good stuff!!

I ate entirely too many brotchen and kase taschen, drank too many cups of heiße Schokolade, and discovered fondue at a real Swiss Restaurant. I learned how to make true Cordon Bleu at the restaurant which first made it over 100 years ago. I drank beer and liked it for the first time; German Riesling wine became my preferred dinner beverage.

I loved learning about the land, the people, the history, and the castles. I lived in Germany for 7 years, but that first year was very formative in the life of a 25-year-old.

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The year I brought my newborn son home-Born on Dec 28
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I too had a great time in Germany. We lived on the economy in Dawn and my neighbor showed me how to make rouladen and red cabbage for that New Years Eve gathering.
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Most memorable was Dec 94/Jan 95. Actually spent it with someone who wanted to just be with me. We didn't go anywhere because he had phone duty but that was ok. It was just us and quiet. Been that way ever since.
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2000. I so enjoyed following the New Year around the world, watching the New Year customs other countries and nationalities observe.
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
Mine was my first full year of living in Germany, way back in 1970. Moved to an apartment in the home of a special older couple who had raised twin boys during the war when they often had only potatoes to eat. They "grandparented" my precious daughter born in the Kaiserlautern municipal hospital prematurely, and helped me with all the challenges of that. I learned to shop and cook "German" as we didn't have any American privileges at first. Then I began to work for the Army at a local library part-time, and my DD was cared for by the cleaning lady of my landlady. She spoke only German, I spoke very little German, but we managed to communicate mother-to-mother.

Over the year+ that she kept my DD, my little one learned to speak German there and English at home, both as her "mother tongue". She also learned to walk at her caregiver's home, but they didn't' tell me for several weeks - until after I had seen her walking at home -- so that I wouldn't be sad. How sweet!

That year, an American military wife from New England showed me, a gal from Virginia how to make Mexican tacos in Germany.. Have been absolutely addicted to this day! I learned that Germans love babies and that shopkeepers always wanted to give her a taste of what they sold. I bought milk from a milk truck that arrived in front of the house twice a week and filled our metal milk cans. Good stuff!!

I ate entirely too many brotchen and kase taschen, drank too many cups of heiße Schokolade, and discovered fondue at a real Swiss Restaurant. I learned how to make true Cordon Bleu at the restaurant which first made it over 100 years ago. I drank beer and liked it for the first time; German Riesling wine became my preferred dinner beverage.

I loved learning about the land, the people, the history, and the castles. I lived in Germany for 7 years, but that first year was very formative in the life of a 25-year-old.

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I'm glad you had such a wonderful experience!

Ich wuensche Ihnen und Ihrer Familie einen gesunden, guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!
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I think Jan 1,1968 was interesting as I'd had a baby boy Jan 19, 1967 and another on Dec 30., two sons born in one calendar year. Today is his 49th birthday.
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