Let's tak' a cup o' kindness yet...

Settling | Watercolor | Suzanne McDermott

Hagmane!

I cannot remember another end of a year that people were so anxious to be done with. But 2017 seems to be a year that most want behind them. At least that's the word on the street that's reached my ears.

So, let's tak' a cup o' kindness yet, and make a good turn of the year.

just read* that the words to Auld Lang Syne may be lost any year now so here's a link to its Wikipedia page and another to my fave version, sung by Dougie MacLean*. Now, you've no excuse not to sing and pass it on.

Looks like it'll be a stormy Hogmanay in Scotland this year. I wondered where that word came from and, what do you know, it may be from the Swedish for full and moon.

And it's a full moon! The Wolf Moon shines on the first at 9:24 pm ET.

So, Hagmane!*

*The Scottish Presbyterian Eloquence of 1693 recorded: "It is ordinary among some plebeians to go from door to door upon New Year's Eve, crying 'Hagmane'."

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