Another “New Year’s Day”
Jan. 2, 2018 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
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May your new year be filled with good luck, health and happiness.
Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, Jan. 1, 1863
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient short comings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.
The Works of Mark Twain, Early Tales & Sketches, Vol. 1, 1851-1864