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!