Old Long Since is the literal translation of Auld Lang Syne which means “long, long ago”. Originally a Scottish poem, Auld Lang Syne is the age-old New Year’s Eve song played as the ball drops and the clock strikes midnight. Sometimes I’m awake to witness this event, sometimes not.
My collection of vintage New Year’s cards dates from the early 1900’s. Our neighborhood, Munger Place Historic District, was developed during this same time period. I imagine the first occupants of our home mailed and received New Year’s postcards similar to these.
Folks in 1913 were so well-mannered and sophisticated.
The messages on the back are timeless, the ink still vibrant and clear. The handwriting, cursive and rhythmic, is perhaps the only clue to the age of the post. Cursive is a dying art.
The sentiments written old long since are still expressed today…
I hope Santa was good to you… I hope you got everything you wanted and that the New Year will bring you much happiness…
Happy New Year!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Auld Lang Syne, Kenny G