Happy New Year 2017

new-years-eve-1949 vintage illustration

Vintage New Years Eve reveler 1949

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth!

Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better informed this coming year.Wishing all a very Happy New Year!


  1. Pierre Lagacé


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  2. Pierre Lagacé

    On January 1st, 1949 I was one-day old.

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  3. Pierre Lagacé

    May 2017 be brighter than 2016…

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  4. Pierre Lagacé

    Maybe 2016 was just a bad dream?

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  5. Sally, for some very peculiar reason I’ve been playing this song over and over since Nov. 9th. I think it MUST have something to do with 20016? Whoops… 2016! 😉 Or perhaps fast forward to 20017? 😛

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  6. As difficult as being optimistic about the coming year is, there will be you blog to cheer me up! It is one blog I absolutely want to open each time. Thank you for a great 2016, and may we survive 2017 intact and safe!

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  7. Susan

    I recently attended a memorial service for the father of a friend. I knew him, but I learned much more about him there, because he was a quiet man. The son of immigrants from Germany, he lived a “normal” American life, serving in the Army reserves, working for one company for 50 years (like the men in your Studebaker post), buying a house, raising a family, participating in church activities. At his memorial service, many members of the congregation stood, one at a time, to share their memories of Harry — and the picture that emerged was of a life devoted to social justice. He supported school integration, gay pride, low-cost housing — joining with other members of “the faith community” to make their voices heard. They made big changes in their community by “showing up.” They attended every school board meeting until their school board made it possible for students who were bused to school to also participate in after-school activities. When there were NIMBY objections to low cost housing projects, he was among the hundreds who filled the auditorium at every supervisors’ hearing. Every year, he organized a group from his church to march — with a banner — in the Gay Pride parade — because he believed in equal rights for all.
    Anyone who feels overwhelmed by 2016 can take hope from Harry. We don’t have to do big and difficult things to move our country closer to realizing the American Dream of equal opportunity for all. Those public meetings are boring, boring, boring, but…. Maybe, like Harry, we should just show up — over and over and over — and bring a few friends.

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    • Showing up is the most important thing we can do. Thank you for sharing Harry’s story. I have to believe there are millions of Harry’s out there that will help keep our country on the right course.


  8. I, for one, am so glad 2016 is out of my hair. The loss of so many of the truly wonderful artists was also no help. For me, especially Alan Rickman, Keith Emerson, Leonard Cohen, William Trevor and Greg Lake.


  9. really like your whole blogs and what your write about would love if you could cheek my blog out


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