An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan
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On a bitterly cold winter morning a husband and wife in
Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snowplows can get through." So the good wife went out and moved her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the
radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snowplows can get through." The good wife went out and moved her car again.

The next week they are again having breakfast, when the
radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...."
Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very
upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplows can get through?"

Then with the love and understanding in his voice that
all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied,"Why don't you just leave the car in the garage this time."
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CELEBRATING New Year's Eve:
The custom of singing "Auld Lang Syne" at midnight on
New Year's Eve originated in the British Isles around the end of the 18th century, when it was common to end all parties with the song, usually with celebrants joining hands in a circle.

This song was especially popular in Scotland, because
the melody stemmed from a traditional Scottish folk tune, and the plaintive lyrics are generally credited to Scotland's national folk poet, Robert Burns. "AuldLang Syne" translates to "old long since," meaning the good old days.
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AN IRISHMAN'S PHILOSOPHY
There are only two things to worry about.
Either you are well or you are sick. 
If you are well, 
then there is nothing to worry about. 
But if you are sick, 
there are only two things to worry about. 
Either you will get well or you will die. 
If you get well, 
there is nothing to worry about. 
If you die, 
there are only two things to worry about. 
Either you will go to heaven or hell. 
If you go to heaven there is nothing to worry about. 
But if you go to hell, 
you'll be so darned busy shaking hands with friends 
you wouldn't have time to worry!
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AND FINALLY...MY WISH FOR YOU IN 2017
After serious and cautious consideration.....your
contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2017! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to mess it up!!!

May peace break into your house and may thieves come
to steal your debts. 
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of
$100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter
assault your lips! 
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires.
May happiness slap you across the face and may your
tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!
In simple words...
May 2017 be the best year of your life!!!
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