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The grand finale!

December 31st, 2008 at 10:08 am

Well, here we all are at the end of 2008. Like it or not, a new year starts tomorrow. I think I'm ready! 2008 is not ending so wonderfully, so I'm ready to start fresh.

The Amish tradition for today, at least around here, is to race up and down the road from house to house. There are many buggies flying past our house, first in one direction and then in another. It looks neat and quaint and all that, but I just had to go run an errand and swap cars with BIL that lives about 5 miles away, and it was awful for about a mile of that. There were 5 or 6 in a row, and then they start passing each other and pulling back in line. Well, I'm never sure if they can hear the car coming behind them, especially with that many steel wheels making racket, so it was tricky trying to pass. Then, I'd come up on the next bunch of 5 or 6, and then more in the next bunch. Crazy! I'm sure they were having fun though.

As for us, we have no big plans to ring in the new year. We might take a few lingering Christmas gifts to people we haven't seen yet, and that's about it.

How about you? Any interesting traditions?

4 Responses to “The grand finale!”

  1. veronak Says:

    Do you know why their racing buggies other than being simply a tradition? I wonder what the symbolism is
    Happy New Year Big Grin

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    We are playing board games tonight with our girls. It seems to have become our tradition over the last few years.

  3. baselle Says:

    Amish drag racing! Who would have thunk? Big Grin Oh yes, DH and I's tradition is sparkling liquor (champagne, brut, etc...) and sleeping in. Trying the prosecco this year.

  4. lizajane Says:

    I forgot to say that at each house they stop and sing. I don't really know what the significance of this tradition is, but maybe it doesn't even have one.

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