Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Auld Lang Syne

OLD PHOTOS, just to give you an idea of what I am looking for here is a peak preview of some old photos of Ria's Mom and Dad - Sannie en Koos Jonker, and others, plus a few of Leon when he was a baby or is it when LIAM was a bit older - now you see what I am getting at. Let the younger ones see what we used to look like and I bet a few comparisons will be made and a few of the tears of joy will also be shed - LETS GO SCANNING

lets get the new year of to a cracking start by looking back

It turns out that "Auld Lang Syne" is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s. Robert Burns is the person whose transcription got the most attention, so the song is associated with him.

A good translation of the words "auld lang syne" is "times gone by." So (incorporating a couple of other translations) when we sing this song, we are saying,

"We'll drink a cup of kindness yet for TIMES GONE BY."



Teresa/Tessy Bechard said...

Liam your Oupa used to pull things out of a hat or a box doing magic tricks when your dad was a small boy. Now you Dad is all grown up and your Oupa is still doing MAGIC and is now creating wonderful memories for you and all future generations of Cowle and extended families

Tania said...

Wow Dad, that certainly brought a tear to my eye, but was so good to see!!! Here's to Oupa and Ouma!!