Old Year’s Departure.
The Old Year in his aeroplane, en route for Elfin Land,
Looks back as far as he can see, and waves a friendly hand,
And though he may not come again to dwell with us below,
In visions he may still return, in memory’s afterglow.
His brother Years, a countless throng, await the old, old Year,
And welcome him with toast and song, they’re proud of his career,
For he has given flowers and fruit and sun and ice for our delight,
So, “Bon voyage, Old Year!” Let’s shout when he sails off tonight.
A Year With the Fairies.
Written by Anna M. Scott.
Illustrations by M. T. (Penny) Ross.
P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A. 1914.
25 thoughts on “Goodbye Old Year!”
Have a great one Dear Elephant! Thank you for your posts all this time! They were great!
Thank you Vassillis! I am so glad you are still around! I enjoy your photos and your comments. It is time for me to step away from posting everyday – other fish to fry in 2014!
Happy new year to you and your family!
Happy new year! 🙂 A greeting. Antonio
Thank you Antonio! Happy New Year to you. Think of all that is going to happen in 2014 and we don’t know anything about it yet!
Elephant, thank you, really thank you so much! 🙂 Antonio
No, you are delightful! Bye bye old year . . . hello new year!
No, you are delightful! No, I’m… no you, no me…! You too have fun. I’m often tweeting you but haven’t found you on Twitter. Are you on there with an unsearchable handle?
I don’t know if I have a Twitter account – I can’t remember what name I might have signed up with? Isn’t that terrible! I am a naughty one.
Naughty, naughty Elephant! A little slap on your trunk for being as forgetful as me.
Happy New Year! I look forward to your posts in 2014! 😀
Thank you Jackie! I wish you a Happy New Year as well!
Nice one, I want to go to that party tonight. Happy 2014 Elephant!
Thank you so much – if you close your eyes you can be right there at the party with the elves and the giant cricket!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Will share on Facebook!
Happy New Year to you! I never look at Facebook . . . maybe I should resolve to do so in the new year!
Happy New Year! The best is yet to come.
Farewell Farewell —- Hello Hello All things good to you in 2014
Happy new year I look forward to your posts in 2014.
Thank you – Happy New Year to you too!
I always wondered where the old years went 🙂
Up, up and away! Let’s try to remember the best and let some of the rest fade away.
I wish you a wonderful 2014!
The aeroplane idea was fascinating.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you as well!!!