Happy New Year
My habit of welcoming the New Year asleep
has received mixed comments.
Some, like General Gard, approve. My former student Jaqui White disapproves
sharply. I should have foreseen this. At Bolivar House parties she
indispensable, and also in the social program of our 1996 conference.
recommends going to Lubec, Maine, to greet the New Year. I had never
of the place, but it exists. Jaqui is a strong supporter of my
behalf of geography. However, I would just as soon sleep my way into
New Year in sunny California. She is preparing a big party for New
Eve, 1999 on Padre Island, and she wants me to be the life of it. I
politely refuse: I read that it is forbidden to wear a tie on Padre
Moreover, I could not compete with Jaqui. Rodney Beard points
out that in
San Francisco police action was necessary to quell disgraceful
festivities which did a great amount of damage. Remember that San Francisco
is the Paris of the West. Bah! Humbug!
Ronald Hilton - 03/01/99