FTP: Shortchanging New Year's Day's celebration

Rev. Gary Karschner

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Now we start to use up the rest of 2021 and prepare for 2022! I have always said that the New Year's celebration is short-changed. We have been preparing and shopping for Christmas since Halloween, and now we have six days to prepare for New Year's celebrations! 

Gary Karschner is the pastor at Miles First United Methodist Church

nSpeaking for Red and for me, if we stay up passed the late news we are doing well!! We used to do the late night party celebration thing, but those days are history! 

Years ago corporate parties were the thing and I would DJ New Year's Eve parties until 2:00 A.M. in the morning. Those parties got changed, though, because of insurance laws and corporate liabilities. I was always worried about driving home from those late night gigs. I drove defensively and watched for those "New Year's drunks" who weren't watching for me! New Year's Eve is what you make it! 

I am glad 2021 is almost over, and 2022 is upon us! I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New

Year. Be safe, be careful, and watch out for that other driver who may not be watching out for you! 

Be well, Gary K.