Archive for January 1st, 2008

Luck & money

Even transplanted Southerners make sure they work the magic available on New Year’s Day. The Magnificent JPB conjured up pots of collard greens (to bring money in the coming year), black-eyed peas (to bring luck in the year ahead), and mashed potatoes (’cause you just gotta have them to round out the meal), along with cornbread (not shown; included because all true Southern meals have a side of quickbread).

BTW, I haven’t written enough here about my talented BIL, JPB. Among other impressive undertakings, he composes a weekly comic strip you ought to check out. He calls it Grumbles, and it’s outstanding.

HNY

Best wishes in the coming year*!

May all the distortions you experience be filled with sunshine!

Weather: sunny, breezy, cool (high around 50°F).

* Even though it’s an artificial, culturally determined construct—well, the year part, but maybe the wishes part, too!