Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye, Farewell, 2008


On this New Year's Eve,
We ponder as we look back,
Over the long bumpy road,
The country got off track.

It's been a rough year, but
Times are gonna get better,
Just wait, for next year, is
Going to be a "Red Letter"!

Now let's listen to Guy,
It's Lombardo, that is!
We love Auld Lang Syne,
To us, the song is his.

The song we do remember,
Tonight with such delight,
For each year we all sing it,
At twelve o'clock, midnight.

Ready for a brand new fate!
To a new and exciting time,
The end of the year 2008,
To the New Year of 2009!

So let's ring out the old,
And we'll usher in the new,
For a very "Happy New Year"
To each & every one of you!

.................................by/from Bet Corsaut
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15 comments:

The Organic Mechanic said...

Great poem!

HAPPY 2000-SHINE!!

in czech, although i am mispelling it, happy new year is "Schastny novy roc!" last night we had a sushi party with close friends, then went out to the square where the fireworks were totally crazy in the streets!! it was like a colorful warzone! the vietenamese just kept them coming! i was skateboarding some, taking cover with my friends, and drinking champagne, hollaring and cheering at the explosions. 2009!

I like the big band 'Let it Snow' playing on your page! And nice work with the photoshop, you are really good at that!!

xoxo,
christo

jackieb said...

Bet, Lovely verse you are an artist in every way. Happy New Year, I know it will be a good one!

jackieb

Bet's Crayons said...

Re: Happy New Year!
From: DAVID NICHOLSON
To: Bet
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 9:15 pm
Thanks Betty Ann but what are you doing home tonight? I thought you would be tearing up San Diego. Have a Happy New Year and be safe.

DAve

Bet's Crayons said...

From: dorothy dawson
To: Bet
Sent: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 6:40 am
Subject: Happy New Year
To You.....

What a wonderful creative message....you are good on the computer...
Thank you so much for sharing.

I am back in Las Vegas for just a couple of months...then on to
VanNuys, CA to help a friend for a month...then back to Texas. I
live in Addison, TX. It is a beautiful cosmopolitan town. I am
a teacher in Self-Realization....
So I am still 'on the road'....will probably never settle down.

Best Wishes and congrats on your artistry....creativity....

Dorothy

Bet's Crayons said...

From: Pat Healy
To: Betty Ann Corsaut
Sent: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 9:50 am
Subject: Happy New Year

Health and Happiness to you,
and to one and all.

Joe and Pat

Bet's Crayons said...

From: Rodger Wolfe
To: Betty Decoteau
Sent: Thu, 1 Jan 2009

Happy New Year Betty. Thanks for sharing your great blog site and your family. May 2009 be as good as or better than 2008.

Your o' school mate, Rodg.

Bet's Crayons said...

From: Barb Urbassik
To: Bet Corsaut
Sent: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 12:03 pm
Subject: Re: Happy New Year!

Hi Bet
Happy New Year!..we just returned from Murrieta last night (Dec 31st)....had a wonderful Christmas with Diane and the family....lots going on....went to The Stampin Post in Temecula and loved it...Deb was giving stuff away....got Tim Stamps – Christmas for 1/2 off and lots of stuff 50% -60% - 70% off....Di and I went there twice....and the Scrapbook store in the same area – Old Town Temecula was also a nice find....

Last I heard from you, you were coming to the East Coast for the Holidays...did you make it?
There is lots to catch up on but now is not the time....

Hurray for 2009!!....2008 was an interesting year!...and a good one!...

:-)Hugs
Barb U

Jan (Omey) Stephens said...

Betty Ann,
This is wonderful.....every spare moment I look at it. Loved the one of your Mom and Dad. I remember them very well in my teen years & all the times I spent at your house.
Also, remember your kids when we lived in Fl. It was fun seeing them as adults. Also remember the fun times in Ca.
xoxoJan (Omey) Stephens

Bet's Crayons said...

From: JAN STEPHENS stephensd@ameritech.net
To: Bet, betsters@aol.com
Sent: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:38 am
Subject: Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I was just looking at your Betscrayons as I posted a comment yesterday stating how much I enjoyed it ~ how I remembered your Mom and Dad very well from all the time I spent at your house as a teen & I remembered your kids when we lived in Fl & was fun seeing the pics of them as adults.

Loved the pic of your Mom in the pink hat. What a cute lady. You are so lucky to still have your parents.

I didn't say all that on the comments, but some. However, for some reason it wasn't on there. You are sooo creative. I'm only half the Martha you are, but not with the computer.

Stay in touch.
xoxo Jan (Omey) Stephens

Bet's Crayons said...

From: Betty (McPeake) VanGuilder
To: Betty Ann Decoteau
Sent: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 2:05 pm
Subject: happy to hear from you

Happy New Year. Recouping from foot surgery right now. Later this month having other one done. I probably won't be walking quite right til March. Have a great 2009!

Bet's Crayons said...

Re: Happy New Year!
From: JACK DECOTEAU
To: Betty Ann
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 8:01 pm

Betty Ann, yes got your message but we are not much for holidays, we did have a good time with both Liza and Claire's families, we all had dinner here, and champagne to add another Phd. Andy finally got his.

I did notice from your blog that you have mom's or grandma's recipe for corn bread, that would be nice to have.
Jack

betsters@gmail.com said...

Frank Moyer wrote at 5:56am, 1/5/09

HI BETTY, AS SOON AS I LEARN MY WAY AROUND THIS FACEBOOK, I'LL WRITE MORE.

GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. I HOPE YOU HAVE A FULFILLING & PROSPEROUS NEW
YEAR ,ALSO.
TALK TO YOU LATER...... FRANK

Bet's Crayons said...

Re: Happy New Year!
From: Behrendsharrona@aol.com
To: BETSTERS@aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 7:00 am

Yes, I did get your greetings and by the way I loved your card and didn't realize until I was putting things away that it was one of your originals..very nice.

Things are ok here..just a little hectic like all holidays..hope your holidays were full of good things and good friends...hope to hear from you in the new year...sharron

Bet's Crayons said...

Happy New Year!
From: Dincman, Sevil SDincman@nedevelopment.com
To: Bet betsters@aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 12:50 pm
SO GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU - WISHING YOU AND YOURS AN AWESOME NEW YEAR - LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT FIVE YEAR REUNION! Sevil

Sandy Lawyer said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SUNNY FLORIDA! Great job on the Goodbye, Farewell, 2008....you are such a talent! 2009 is going to be an awesome year, I just know it!...bring it on! Sis Sandy