Friday, December 31, 2010

January 1, 2011 ~ Happy Pink New Year’s Day!

My Pink Saturday post today is dedicated in memory of my mom. This holiday is a time of joyous celebration in saying good-bye to the past year on New Year’s Eve and at midnight we welcome in the New Year with the hope of good things. For me the holiday is not as joyous as is once was because my mother passed away on New Year’s Day in 2009. Mom was a sweet, loving, fun person and she loved to celebrate with her family. I will miss her forever…

For as long as I can remember we celebrate New Year’s Day here in Pennsylvania by watching the Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade on TV and eating a meal of pork, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut.

2005 Mummer's Parade
Here is a link to information on the Mummer’s if you would like more about them.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Please visit our P.S. hostess, Beverly at “How Sweet The Sound,” and link up with other Pink Saturday participants.


  1. Loosing a parent is something that eases with time, but the missing just never goes away!
    I hope you will have a New Year filled with everything good!

  2. G'eve Linda ~ Know that your Mother sits at the feet of Jesus. We lost Mother on Christmas Eve, Mother's Dad on the 19th, hubs g'ma on Christmas Day ... Christmas week has never been the same. My heart goes out to you ... may His comforting arms hold you closely.

    I wish you the best of joys, life & loves this New Year.

    Happy New Year!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  3. What a lovely post about your Mom. So sorry about your loss. The first year is always tough. My prayers are with you. Here is a toast to your Mom. Happy New Year.

  4. Happy New Year Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share of your heart today. I know your sweet Momma is shining down on you and smiling, as she knows you are strong, and you are still moving forward sweet one.

    I have never heard of Mummer's Parade, so I will be checking out that link and reading about it. I see they like pink and black. I love learning new things each day. Thank you for sharing with me sweetie.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow and saying some prayers for you to get through the day. Baby steps sweet friend. Pull those memories from the shelf, we always have our memories.

    Many hugs to you sweet friend and SO much love for the New Year, Sherry

  5. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother on New Year's Day. I hope you can celebrate a new year with a prayer and a celebration of your mother's life. What a tribute to her. Happy Pink Saturday and wishing you a Happy New Year, Char

  6. Linda, thank you for sharing your post. I can relate to the holiday season. I lost my father to cancer many years ago, but the holidays just aren't quite the same without him. I always feel like a little piece of me is missing. I can't wait to learn more about the Philly Mummers, thanks for the link. Have a wonderful New Year!
    Hugs, LisaKay

  7. Hello! From one Pennsylvanian to another!

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and this will be a sad day for you.

    But I am wishing you a Happy and a Healthy New year!!


  8. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, big hug and prayers for many blessings for the new year..


  9. I'm sure your memories are bittersweet this new year's day. I said a prayer for you, that you would find comfort in your Heavenly Father this day.

    Wishing you a blessed New Year.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  10. I know how hard it is when we miss the ones we love. She will always live in our memories. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

  11. We lived in Allentown for a few years and always loved the Mummer's Parade tradition. One day we were actually there AFTER the parade. It was our first year in PA and we didn't know what had happened to create such a mess.

    Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. What a sad time this must be for you. Best Wishes for the upcoming year!

  13. Sending hugs your way, may God give you peace and comfort today and the rest of the year, as you continue on. Happy New Year.

  14. Happy New Year Linda! Such great pink images! And congratulations on the upcoming retirement. Soon your life will be your own and you can make it what you will! What's better than that?! Wishing you lots of creativity for 2011.


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