New Years Celebrations... One More Year!

Remember: I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. - Anaïs Nin

New Years Eve 2021 (12/31/2021)

We woke up to a magnificent day after a week of rain; a good omen for this evening's adventure at the Santa Ana Elks!   We have had a wonderful year inspite of the COVID-19 mess.  We joined together to be married, bought a new home in Orange, put our lives together, and made new friends and further enjoyed our family and older friends.

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Blue skies and the birds flew backwards to see where they have been!


We came in and sat by the fire for a while to warm up; it was 40 outside!


Mary got her clothes together; smart move.

Having a drink and dinner at the Rob Trader, we had NO idea we wold be together the est of our lives that evening.


We remembered last year at the Rib Trader

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Scout says "It's time to walk Five Miles!


"Hey, I had to look good for tonight!"

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks

We got a text from Robin and Bob; they were at Patty's  in Seal Beach with Lisa having dinner!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Dining early!

Mary was starved after three hours in the torture chair so I took her to Rockwell's for a little bit to eat; try an entire veggie omelet.   I did the beef skewers and we killed off a boggle of Cakebread.  Dinner is not going to be sered until 8:30 PM so we are going to be OK!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
A genuine flapper! Complete with fur coat and boa!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
She could have walked right off the movie set Great Gatsby!

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. The novel was inspired by a youthful romance Fitzgerald had with socialite Ginevra King, and the riotous parties he attended on Long Island's North Shore in 1922.


We made it!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Oh boy.... Oh boy.... Oh boy!

Feather boas have been documented for use as an adornment since at least 1820, but they might have been worn as early as the 17th century. Feather boas have fallen in and out of fashion many times over the years. Feather boas have had the reputation of being elegant as well as being considered campy or vulgar apparel.

Some historic eras where feather boas were in style or trendy include: the late Victorian era and Edwardian era (between 1890 and 1915), the 1920s, the 1970s during the glam rock and disco music eras, and in the rave scene of the 1990s

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Mary saw the table, oh boy!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
They found a great use for empty bottles!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
We had the best seats in the house; close but NOT in front of the speakers!  Thank you Bill Capps!


He takes after his ol' grandpa ; handsome and de-boner!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
We emailed this to Connors date saying "I found a new date for this evening"... Apparently the guys at the bar went wild!


New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Mary and Beverly showed everyone "how it is done!"

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Go ladies go!


George and Beverly are here; the party can now start!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
The floor was busy all night long!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
George & Beverly

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
B & W just for the Gatsby evening

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Looking real good!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
One more!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Back to the future!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Throwing caution to the wind!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
A little snuggling is certainly allowed!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Ah....


"Hubba hubba hubba"   
"Pardon me but is that your boa or, are you just happy to see me?


The kissing lamp is lit!


New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Can't keep Mary away from the line dancing!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Just follow Bob and Mike!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
What could possibly go wrong?


Right out of the movie! Linda and Mike are looking great!


Happy birthday Iris!
(History being made; Paul drinking coffee at a dance!!!)

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Right out of Great Gatsby!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Keep that wine going Donna!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Covered with  glitter

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
"Here's to you! Nih Guy!"

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
"Goodbye 2021; Hello 2022!"

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Let's dance!  Who needs music?

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
Glitter girl

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
I didn't do it!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
The floor was covered!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
We are headed home!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
I done been anointed!   A star is born!

New Years Eve 2021 at the SA Elks
I am  a star!   OMG, I hope I did not get a tatoo!

 

New Years Day20212(1/1/2022 )

We watched the Rose Parade in the morning and at noon Robin and Bob joined us with Robin bringing a big pot of Hoppin' John!

Hoppin' John, also known as Carolina peas and rice, is a peas and rice dish served in the Southern United States. It is made with cowpeas (mainly, Black-eyed peas, Sea Island red peas in the Sea Islands and Iron and clay peas in the Southeast US) and rice, chopped onion, and sliced bacon, seasoned with salt.

Some recipes use ham hock, fatback, country sausage, or smoked turkey parts instead of bacon. A few use green peppers or vinegar and spices. Smaller than black-eyed peas, field peas are used in the South Carolina Lowcountry and coastal Georgia; black-eyed peas are the norm elsewhere. I

n the southern United States, eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day is thought to bring a prosperous year filled with luck.

The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins, and a coin is sometimes added to the pot or left under the dinner bowls. Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, chard, kale, cabbage and similar leafy green vegetables served along with this dish are supposed to further add to the wealth, since they are the color of American currency.

Another traditional food, cornbread, can also be served to represent wealth, being the color of gold.

On the day after New Year's Day, leftover "Hoppin' John" is called "Skippin' Jenny" and further demonstrates one's frugality, bringing a hope for an even better chance of prosperity in the New Year.


Just us on New Years Day!


Attempting to figure out Robins phone


We watched White Christmas