Friday, December 31, 2010

Two Thousand Eleven

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. - T.S. Eliot
The actual notion of a ball "dropping" to signal the passage of time dates back long before New Year's Eve was ever celebrated in Times Square. The first "time-ball" was installed atop England's Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. This ball would drop at one o'clock every afternoon, allowing the captains of nearby ships to precisely set their chronometers (a vital navigational instrument).  

10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R ! xoxo

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5 comments:

Nelle Somerville said...

oooh I love this kind of history! Happy New year to you too! xoxo

Tessa said...

What a great quote! Wish I was more well read so I could pull a few of those out of my hat every once in a while. Happy New Year, Tiffany!

birdie blue said...

love the t.s. eliot quote, tiffany. i hope you have the happiest of new years! love all of little miss stella's shoes and tutus in the previous post, too.

xo
~molly

Mo Pie, Please said...

Happy New Year!!

Holli said...

I didn't see an email to reply to your question you left in my comments section so I'm replying here... hope that's ok!

We were in Deerfield Park looking at the lights... its a development in Plano right near The Shops at Legacy.

http://www.deerfieldplano.org/

Happy new Year!