Here is hoping that Christmas fulfilled all your dreams for you and yours and that your family and you had the best celebration ever.
And further I wish all the LiP readers and contributors the best that 2014 has to offer, and that the NEW YEAR shows each of you good health and prosperity in the upcoming year.
I’d like to thank the LiP readers for all your great comments and encouragement you’ve shown to all of us over the past year. For without you, we are not here.
This year as with all previous I will not be going out on the “Ultimate Amateur Night” that is reserved for my wife to go down the road to her mother’s house with all her family and whoop it up!
My duty will be to lay out the water hoses and try to prevent my neighbors from burning down my house with wayward pyrotechnics, and I will render aid & comfort to the dog Army during the noise blitz.
So please stay safe this New Years Eve wherever you maybe in the world, and please enjoy it in a safe and fun way.
I’ll return next year with tales of adventures and exciting times found while living here in the Philippines.
For those of you who missed this a few years ago I’ll tell it again about the misadventures of the drunken man setting off fireworks in the rain.
It was a damp and drizzly New Years Eve, a couple of years ago, I was standing watch on my roof with my dog Army prepared to fight any fires that might arise. In the empty lot next door I see a young man with a two foot Roman candle attempt to light it off and scurry away with great haste. The rain caused the fuse to go out. At the urging of his friends he came back to light it again, but wisely this time with an umbrella. He bent over the Roman Candle and flicked his Bic protecting the flame. The candle went off too quic [wb_fb_f name=”Paul Thompson” id=””] kly and lit the umbrella aflame. But the funny part was the effect that Beer consumption will have upon a person (These things I know), as he clutched the flaming umbrella to him without throwing it away and he ran up the street wildly yelling “AYE,AYE AYE” and jumping about like a Tasmanian Wildman..
HAPPY NEW YEAR one and all!!!