Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

It is that time of year again.  Yes, right here in small town USA the only place that hosts a watermelon drop to celebrate the coming of the new year.  We are gathering with some of our friends for libations then we will walk downtown for the second annual watermelon drop

Yes, blogger friends this is the second time we get to witness such a grand celebration. Last year at the first drop there were 9 melons that emerged from this big watermelon and went splat on the ground. Much cheering and some jeering went along with the drop but everyone was happy to witness such a spectacle. Of course there were fireworks afterward too.  So even though it will be cold we will gather with the other folks to watch 10 watermelons go splat and to see the sky light up with fireworks. I hope you all have something to entertain youself tonight as you ring in the new year.  I wish you all a Happy Healthy New Year.

17 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

Well, I must say, that's an interesting way of celebrating!

Happy New Year to you and may the New Year hold many blessing for you ... whole melons instead of splatted ones!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

OK, that sounds really awesome! I hope you get some photos! Have fun and have a SMASHING 2010 (hyuck hyuck).

Jan said...

Have a very Happy New Year and watch out for falling watermelons.

Jan
Always Growing

Pam/Digging said...

How very Gallagheresque! It sounds like fun and makes your town unique, I expect. Happy New Year, Lisa!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is too funny, Lisa. I hope you have fun bringing in the new year! Happy New Year and may 2010 be a blessed year for you and yours!

verobirdie said...

That is an imaginative way to celebrate the New Year :-)
Happy new Year to you Lisa.

Miranda Bell said...

Hi Lisa - just wanted to pop over and wish you a very Happy New Year for 2010 - have a really fun evening - hope I'll get more time to visit this coming year... best wishes Miranda

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa girl that is too funny !
I wonder what the Canadian alternative might be (possibilities endless since we are all crazy up here as it is ? LOL)
Best wishes for 2010 girl ! Have a blast with this new decade .. hope I will too ? LOL
Joy : )

Layanee said...

How original. Sounds like fun to me. I want to see smashed melon also.

Jayne said...

Reminds me of a David Letterman show! Hope you all have a very Happy New Year Lisa!

Phillip said...

LOL, I've never heard of this but I bet it catches on soon! By the way, who gets to clean up the mess? :0

Barbara said...

That's a funny way to celebrate the beginning of a new year :-) !! Thank you for your good wishes which I like to return to you too. May 2010 become a wonderful and happy year to you and your family. Best wishes!
Barbara

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Nothing says "Happy New Year" like the splat of a watermelon.

Carolyn gail said...

Smashing watermelons, Lisa?! That's a new one . Hope you go back to visit in the Spring and see if any of the seeds might have planted themselves when they burst.

Best wishes to you for a very happy, healthy New Year.

Garden Lily said...

That's pretty funny. But I'd have to say, I could see a watermelon smashing drawing a crowd to celebrate. My curiosity would bring me out. All the best for 2010.

RuthieJ said...

Happy New Year to you too Lisa!

Ewa said...

Happy New Year!