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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by IrishRover, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Yep....here comes another one, better than that other one. Happy New Year!
     
  2. Richie

    Richie Member

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    Hey Falcon, Here in the SOUTH we eat blackeye peas for good health and the cabage is for good luck and more money.
     
  3. telltime

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    Can't say I remember it totally, but being originally from Georgia and moving to North Carolina as a teen I seem to recall we don't eat cabbage... If my memory serves me correctly, each portion all goes to luck and wealth. It's:

    - Ham (or some form of pork) and not chicken (or any other poultry). That way you live fat like a pig instead of scratching for money or food like a chicken does all year.

    - Blackeyed peas for luck (don't remember why they are lucky, but I remember them being for luck and health).

    - Collard (or mustard) greens also for luck... in hopes it brings you lots of "green."

    - Cornbread so you have a good harvest season.

    - Peach (or blackberry, blueberry, cherry, etc.) cobbler so some sweetness is added to the year.

    I seem to remember the cabbage waiting until March 17th and then being served with corned beef (virtually everyone in the south is of Scotch/Irish descent!).

    I guess everyone could have their own variations, but this is what I remember.
     
  4. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    Good Morning everyone,
    Happy New Year!
    May The Tobacco Gods smile on you,
    Paul
     
  5. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Brilliant Guys - learned quite a lot there, thanks! Usual apologies for leading us slightly off topic!

    Thanks again!

    Gerry
     
  6. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    aren't they playing in the super bowl halftime show? :whistle:
     
  7. tsgourley

    tsgourley Member

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    I'm late to the party, with only 1:15 left in the day here, but nonetheless: Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be great!
     
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