New Year’s Eve Humor from Kids

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New Year’s Eve
Humor from Kids

Smarter then he should be, David Brett (age 10), watching the countdown to the ball dropping on T.V. from Time Square in New York on December 31, 2006,  "How can it be a good year if we begin it by "dropping the ball?"  "Good question" was my reply.  "Outwitted by a 10 year old" was my thought. 
~Michael Bruce

My first husband and I were never big party goers. We never went out on New Year’s Eve. As our daughters got bigger, we started staying up to watch the New Year’s Eve shows on TV. I would buy sparkling cider and we’d celebrate with toasts at midnight. I had only done this for a couple of years. It turned into a girls’ night when my husband stopped staying up with us. One year, as New Years approached, I had not really given it any thought. The girls were about 8 and 10. My younger daughter asked if we were ready for New Years? I asked what she was talking about and she said, "You know, the sparkling cider!" I had no idea we had a started a tradition, but apparently we had. I rushed out that afternoon and when the crystal ball dropped at midnight at Times Square, we were ready with our champaign glasses filled to the brim with sparkling cider. My daughters are grown and married with their own children now, but we still get together for girl’s nights with a video, popcorn and yep, sparkling cider!
~Joan Enguita,

Reprinted from Heart of the Holidays gift book, by Sheryl Roush

Toastmasters Members Published in Holiday Book

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Toastmasters Members Published in Holiday Book

Members of Toastmasters International from around the globe are published in the new release of Heart of the Holidays, by Sheryl Roush, a past international officer in the organization and one of only six women in the world holding their elite Accredited Speaker award for professional speaking.

Toastmasters International is the world’s leading non-profit educational organization (90 countries), dedicated to enhanced communication and leadership skills ( Celebrating those skills, individuals submitted original stories and poems for consideration of being published in the Heart Book Series.

Twice as many submissions were received for the third book in the series, Heart of the Holidays, releasing November 1st in Borders, and on Those who passed the editing team and proudly published in the 240 page treasury are: Celly Adamo, Patty Anderson, Lee A. Barron, Carolynn Bramlett, Michael Bruce, Shirlie Cunningham, Marilyn Dalrymple, Emily DeShazo, Darlene Fahl-Brittian, Carol Grabowski, Connie Jameson, Blanche Katz, Lauren Kelly, Teresa Kuffel, Rev. Uki MacIssac, Terri Marie, Tina Mertel, Jan Mills, Jacqueline Moses, Becky Palmer, Kay Presto, Karen Robertson, Sheryl Roush, Belinda Sanders, Jennifer Sedlock, Terry Sweeney, Judy Tejwani, and James Tucker.

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