Happy 2008!

Dale just “first footed” the house. He had a piece of wood, some money, and a bit of food in his hands when he came in – this for the old Scottish Hogmanay tradition. It helped that he is tall and dark haired too. When the tradition started, it was not good luck if a blond-haired man came to your door at night – these were the days of the Vikings after all! It is superstition but I honor my grandmother be keeping it up.

We are thankful for the blessings of this past year and pray that 2008 will just be calm. I also pray that all of you have enough for the next year. Enough money, enough food to eat, and enough fuel to warm your homes. I also wish you enough hope, enough humor, enough faith, and enough joy for the new year.

Happy New Year everyone, and God Bless you!

3 thoughts on “Happy 2008!

  1. B.J.

    Well I’m glad i didn’t come by tonight – I got my highlights done Friday and the girl did them a wee bit too heavy, so I might have been a bit too Viking for your tastes!

  2. Denise

    OK…I’ll admit that I had to do a bit of research after I read this. I’d never heard of the old Scottish Hogmanay tradition. Quite interesting. I know that you guys have had good luck this year, so if Dale did it last year it definitely worked! I wish nothing but the best for you and your family in 2008. Hope to see you soon!

  3. Mark

    I thought i was the only one left in the family that
    still did that.Anyhow to all that has read this ,it
    does work.We have done it every year and every year
    no mater what we seem to get bye one way or another.
    Happy New Year sis ,we love yall.

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