A very Happy New Year to all listers when the time comes, all the best to you and
yours....... L&S..... Meg
and for Vi
"Lang may yer lum reek wi' craw coal" which is the right quote, and means
long may your chimney smoke with the very best of coal!!
lol - L&S Vi xxxxxx
Slàinte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic!
(Good health, every day, whether I see you or not)
From: Viola Wiggins <viola.wiggins(a)tesco.net>
To: Cliff. Johnston <texasfalconer(a)att.net>; fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com
Sent: Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 17:06
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD New Year First Footing tradition mainly in Scotland
In Scotland on New Years Eve night people visit their friends as a 'First
Foot' after Midnight.
The first person over the threshold must be dark haired and have in his hand
a Bottle of Whisky, [or "Uisge Beatha" The Water of Life], a piece of Coal
and a piece of bread.
He breaks the bread and shares it as well as his Water of Life and places
the coal on the fire, saying "Lang may your Lumb (Chimney) Reek (Smoke)"
and the party begins.
I've joined in that celebration once in Edinburgh and we did not come back
home to my friend's house until after the dawn had broken.
I am pleased to say I remember and enjoyed every minute of it.
Wishing you all a Guid New Year. Long may your chimney smoke.
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Meg I wuz oot wi Sassinachts.(?Sp) and it's a very long time ago in the
I could carry a lot of WoL then before I lost my legs.
Here's tae us, Wha's Lik Us? De'el the
wan but's lang deed.
Bottoms up and doon the Hatch
Wha cares aboot the watch?