Good 42º it rained last night and more rain coming today morning.
Last night it was chair, wine, cat napping in my lap, and TV.
I watched the ball drop in New York at Times Square....
Spectators started assembling in early afternoon for the made-for-TV extravaganza. As has been the case for years, the celebration took place under tight security, with party goers checked for weapons and then herded into pens, ringed by metal barricades, where they waited for the stroke of midnight.
Then it's Rose Parade time this morning....
The Tournament of Roses Parade, typically shortened to Rose Parade, is a parade held annually on the morning (8:00 am Pacific Time) of New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.
It is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and includes flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. The parade, whose route is mostly along Colorado Boulevard, is followed by the Rose Bowl collegiate football game in the afternoon. When New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the parade and the Rose Bowl game are moved to the next day, Monday.
First produced on January 1, 1890, the Rose Parade is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route, and is broadcast on multiple television networks in the United States. It is seen by millions more on television worldwide in more than 100 international territories and countries. The Rose Bowl is a college football game that was added in 1902 to help fund the cost of staging the parade.
The stately Italian Renaissance-style mansion (391 Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena) of William Wrigley Jr. (the maker of Wrigley's chewing gum) was offered to the city of Pasadena after Mrs. Wrigley's death in 1958, under the condition that their home would be the Rose Parade's permanent headquarters.
Tournament House is the name given the former home where the organization is headquartered.
The first associated football game was played on January 1, 1902. Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game," it is considered to be the first Rose Bowl. The next game was not played until New Year's Day 1916; they have been played annually since then. The game derives its modern name from Rose Bowl Stadium, which was built for the 1923 game.
The game today is between Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers.
Special birthday today, my neighbor Frank Mize is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!! Thanks for being a special neighbor and friend.
Historically this date...
1908 – For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1954 – NBC makes the first coast-to-coast NTSC color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade
1962 – United States Navy Seals established.
And births on this first day of the year include....
1930 – Ty Hardin, American film actor (d.2017)
Wow, 8 wives!! The last one he married in 2007!
"Love to eat them mousies. Mousies what I love to eat.
Bite they little heads off and nibble on they tiny feet."
1938 – Frank Langella, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy New Year! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo