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Happy New Year

Original post made by Oxymo Ron, another community, on Mar 31, 2008

Dear neighbors,

Tboughts on this New Year's Day, April 1, 2008:

"The origins of this custom are complex and a matter of much debate. It is likely a relic of the once common festivities held on the vernal equinox, which began on the 25th of March, old New Year's Day, and ended on the 2nd of April."



One HAL of a Pal

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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2008 at 7:37 am

Posted with a smile for the author

Dear OX,

Seriously, on this day of all days we should celebrate all foolishness no matter how sincere, laughing loudly.

Do I hear the Beer Barrel Polka?

Vince, The Rho Mano of the Alamo Towne Fool
Away in Morro Bay

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Posted by The Alamo Towne Fool
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2008 at 7:59 am

Beer Barrel Polka

There's a garden, what a garden
Only happy faces bloom there
And there's never any room there
For a worry or a gloom there.

Oh there's music, and there's dancing,
And a lot of sweet romancing,
When they play the polka
They all get in the swing.

Every time they hear that oompahpah
Everybody feels so tralala
They want to throw their cares away
They all go lah-de-ah-de-ay.

Then they hear a rumble on the floor
It's the big surprise they're waiting for
And all the couples form a ring
For miles around you hear them sing:


Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we've got the blues on the run
Zing, boom, tararrel, sing out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll the barrel, for the gang's all here!

Happy New Year, Alamo

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