Friday, January 8, 2010


Last week as we prepared to usher in the new year, we used the same tools I had purchased ten years ago for the Big Bash of 1999-2000, an event I planned for our church.  I am astonished that ten years have already passed.

The turn of the century was a great party.  Some of us came dressed up as a famous character from the last century (definitions of this were heartily stretched).  No digital camera in those long long ago days, but here are some photos I've scanned in:

The cat from the nursery rhyme "Pussycat, Pussycat, Where Have You Been?" and Robin Hood (my own boys)

Front row:  Anne of Green Gables, the tooth fairy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pippi Longstocking (note the hair standing straight out), and Florence Nightingale.  Back row:  Johnny Appleseed and Louisa May Alcott.


Queen Amidala from Star Wars, and Pokemon


American Gothic


We had a room filled with a web of string.  Each person had to untangle and follow their own string to find out what their fortune for the next century would be.  These predictions were taken from real fortune cookies and were of great importance, such as:

Someone will invite you to a karaoke party.
Your present plants are going to succeed.
Now is the time to make circles with mints, do not haste any longer.

We also had a talent show.  I myself sang The Groundhog Song and was in a nose flute ensemble that played Silent Night.  If you've never played a nose flute, now is the time to try--it's a CRACK-ME-UP! kind of instrument.  Definitely a night to remember.

We had skits, played other games, let balloons loose from the ceiling, and when midnight came, all of our alarm clocks went off at the same time (although you couldn't hear it for the noise we ourselves were making).

Here is a photo of my husband (Pa from the Laura Ingalls Wilder books) and myself.  Can you guess what my character was?


  1. why am I suddenly singing "Lantern O'Leary left a Mrs in the shed and when the kick cowed it over, she eyed her winks and said, there's gonna be a time hot in the town old, tonight. Ifer Ifer Ifer"?

  2. @TobyBo - You guessed right!    And that sounds like a great song!!