Celebrating New Year’s Eve

My “celebrations” of New Year’s Eve have evolved through the years. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching the big college football bowl game that was on that night – I think it was the Orange Bowl from Miami – but that was back in the day when there were only four or five bowl games. They had names like the Orange Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, and the Rose Bowl. Now, there are dozens of bowls and they all have names like the Draino Super-Duper Pipe Opener Bowl and aren’t very interesting. Next came trips to Boston for First Night. That started in the late 1970s and it was a lot of fun in its early stages. Back then, you could make it to maybe three venues to see various performances before it was time for the fireworks. But First Night became so big and so popular that it lost it’s allure for me. Next came Lowell’s own version of First Night. I’m guessing that was in the late 1980s-early 1990s and it centered around the Lowell Memorial Auditorium where there were a lot of kids-type activities and some performances. It only lasted a few years. For the Twenty-First Century, my traditional New Year’s Eve celebration has been a quiet, nostalgic one. I stay home and watch the Three Stooges Marathon on Channel 38. A sample follows:


6 Responses to Celebrating New Year’s Eve

  1. DickH says:

    The Stooges were never the same after Curly departed. By the way, Channel 38 has gone hi-tech on us. They’re showing tonight’s Stooges Marathon in 2D

  2. Kim Scott says:

    The Three Stooges marathon brings back fond memories of New Years at my childhood home. Funny how you forget things like that until someone brings it up again. I am feeling a bit nostalgic this year and think I will watch a few episodes now.

  3. Deb Forgione says:

    …’Niagra Falls slowly I turn step by step…inch by…” best episode ever :)