“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Sunday, December 30, 2012

For Old Times Sake . . .

The New Year is fast approaching!

I wanted to share a beautiful version of the old favorite song Auld Lang Syne, complete with a translation of the Scottish poem by Robert Burns written in 1788 and later set to the music of a folk tune.

Auld Lang Syne performed by Dougie MacLean.

I hope you all have a bit of fun on New Years Eve, looks like the mouse and kitty above have had their fun! I will be entertaining a few close friends and we will ring in the New Year in a very calm fashion.  I think we are playing scrabble! I'm getting too old for late night partying. My invitation stated the party would end after we hit midnight or I fell asleep, which ever came first! I'm an early bird, so staying up late is tough for me.

Anyway, while going through some of my clip art to find those gems above,  I came across a little verse that I thought quite appropriate for many of us. There was no author and it goes like this . . .

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out sorrow, pain and care.
Ring in happiness everywhere.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
I will be back soon!
xoxo Diane xoxo


  1. Diane, great post! I love the verse at the end! So true! I am an early bird too! I will nap with you in the corner! LOL! Here's to a great New Year ;o) Much happiness and much love in 2013 ;o)

  2. I always wondered what it all meant, Diane - now I know! I'll be having a quiet one as well. Wishing you a very Happy New Year for 2013!

  3. Lovely version of one of my favourite songs this time of year. I'm no longer into the late night partying either. Those days are pretty much over for me. I like it quiet now. And your kind of party is exactly what I enjoy.

    Wishing you a healthy and happy 2013! Have a great time tonight with your friends.

  4. Dear Diane - sounds like your New Year's eve is going to be more exciting than mine - just hoping I can stay awake to see the ball drop! I too am a morning gal and by 9:00 I am usually snuggled up in bed sound asleep - will try to make an exception this time of the year. Thanks for sharing the version of Auld Lang Syne - I love it - Have a Happy New Year - looking forward to many more visits with you in the coming one! God Bless Debbie

  5. Happy New Year Diane! May you and your family be blessed in 2013!!

  6. Wonderful post! Thank you!
    I love the mouse and the kitty, the song, and the poems, LOVE ALL OF IT.
    Never heard of Dougie McClean...can't remember how to spell that last name, it wouldn't load all of it, but I will look him up now. Thanks for having this song by him on here.
    Happy new year!

  7. Can you believe it's 2013?! Happy new year!

  8. It looks like the mouse may have shared the cat's niptini.

    I have never heard this version of the song but I do love to hear it in the original Scottish version.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Yay..what a beautiful post!Wishing you a wonderful new year..may 2013 be filled with many blessings and lots of magic!


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