This week is a look at New Year’s celebrations of long ago.
Festivities in the ballroom of the Paxton Hotel included the typical New Year’s Eve hats and dancing to the music of Dusty Rhodes and his band.
Unidentified soldiers and others raise a New Year’s toast to the camera.
Mary Floersch previews noisemakers and hats for her celebration.
This caption read: “Bonnie Glasford … and some noisemakers and foofaraw awaiting midnight chimes.” Foofaraw? I had to look that one up. It IS a real word!
And then there’s the annual first baby of the New Year, a newspaper standard. The winner this year was Sonja, born to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Anderson at 12:35 at Bergan Mercy.
This scene is similar to one I remember from my childhood. It was a given that my dad would have two or three TVs stacked in front of his La-Z-Boy recliner while checking his office football pool. Here, Ralph Capazo also is suffering from “bowl game fever!”
Horace – the day after – seems to say it all. I wonder, does hair of the dog work in this situation? Horace was a bloodhound who belonged to Mr. & Mrs. R.K. Rutherford.
Have a wonderful new year!