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🥳🎉 As we prepare to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 here is why "Auld Lang Syne" is a popular tradtion.
As "Auld Lang Syne" (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːl(d) lɑŋˈsəin]: note "s" rather than "z") is a popular song, particularly in the English-speaking world. Traditionally it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. By extension, it is also often heard at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions; for instance many branches of the Scouting movement use it to close jamborees and other functions.

The text is a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 but based on an older Scottish folk song. In 1799, it was set to a traditional tune, which has since become standard. "Auld Lang Syne" is listed as numbers 6294 and 13892 in the Roud Folk Song Index
The poem's Scots title may be translated into standard English as "old long since" or, less literally, "long long ago", "days gone by", or "old times". Consequently, "For auld lang syne", as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as "for the sake of old times".
The phrase "Auld Lang Syne" is also used in similar poems by Robert Ayton (1570–1638), Allan Ramsay (1686–1757), and James Watson (1711), as well as older folk songs predating Burns.[ Matthew Fitt uses the phrase "in the days of auld lang syne" as the equivalent of "once upon a time" in his retelling of fairy tales in the Scots language.

🎂 Happy Birthday to our HTC members celebrating their birthdays this week December 26-January 1st!! Have a great day!!

🤝 Welcome to our newest HTC member:
tra1998 - the proud owner of a 2005 SLT
Great to have you onboard.

🙏 PRAYER REQUEST:
If you have a prayer request please PM me or add it to this thread.

*Doc's mother - on-going health issues
*Rancher & Rancher's Lady (Doug and Mary) - health issues
*boedacres - Steve - health issues including diabetes
*SuperBee - John & his wife - health issues
*Mrs. Studmuffin - as she continues to recover from her cardioversion last week
*Studmuffin - Morris took a nasty fall on breaking his nose requiring stitches to his nose and inside of his mouth
*Traveling mercies for those on the road this holiday season


Have a great week and a safe & prosperous New Year!!
 
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