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Title: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 31, 2008, 05:54:47 PM
From the frozen tundra of Michigan, Best Wishes to everyone for a Happy, Healthy 2009!

Dennis
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: Steve on December 31, 2008, 07:00:33 PM

 Heres a toast to all my new Friends , may the new year be full of Happiness.

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: mienaichizu on December 31, 2008, 07:41:21 PM
happy new year too to everyone!
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: bingster on December 31, 2008, 10:08:44 PM
Happy New Year, everybody!  Dennis, if I could take some of that snow off your hands, I'd do it in a heartbeat.  When it comes to snow, we've been robbed all year.
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2009, 01:05:53 PM
For a couple weeks before Christmas we had a mountain of snow.  It was getting to the point that when I shoveled my driveway (I don't use a snow blower when there's only a couple inches on the ground) I had to lift the shovel and throw the snow over the pile.  Then we had a warm up a week ago.  I think it was last Saturday it went up to 62 degrees, breaking a record of 59 set in 1971.  It all melted.  I could see the lawn again.  Our "January thaw" early.  We got 2-3 inches night before last so things are white again.  I think it's going to be a big snow year up here in Michigan.  Up along the Great Lakes they get much more than we do here in the Detroit area.  Whenever you'd like to take some home with you, just come on by and fill up the trunk.  We have plenty!
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: McHeath on January 01, 2009, 02:30:45 PM
Happy new all!  Gee it's 2009, where is my George Jetson lifestyle that I expected when I was a kid?

Well you have snow in Michigan, while out here in California we are having our usual bipolar weather like everything else here.  If you are in Pasadena, then today looked nice.  If you are here in the Central Valley, it's buried under fog and gloomy, our usual for January.

But we are considering a drive up to the snow, it's just about a two hour drive to Sequoia national park and we can go up, play in the snow for a bit, and drive home. 
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2009, 02:52:19 PM
Heath, that sounds like a good time.  One of these days I'd like to spend some time exploring all the different areas of California.  I did visit San Francisco a few years ago and had a great time.  But I know there is so much more to see, especially going north.

With regard to the snow, I always thought it would be nice if one could put the snow away with the Christmas lights.  It seems like things speed up on Labor Day....Halloween, then Thanksgiving and zoom it's Christmas.  Then it all just stops.  Jaaaaannnnnnnnuuuuuaaaaaarrrrrrrryyyyyy, Feeeebbbbbrrrrrrrruuuuuuarrrrry....you get the idea....it's not really warm here until the end of May.  But if one is into skiing or snowmobiling, this is the place to come most winters.  Have fun!
Title: Re: Happy 2009
Post by: Bill Cahill on January 05, 2009, 11:01:54 AM
You're a Michiganian? Where?
My original family lived in Harper Woods, a suburb of Detroit.
Later, I lived in the beutiful ghettos of Detroit, then, Kalamazoo. Yes, folks, there really is a Kalamazoo.
I now live in Florida.
Happy New Year, all, and, a belated Bah, Humbug from Uncle Scrooge, and, me.....
Bill Cahill
Title: Happy New Year 2010
Post by: jiggerman on December 31, 2009, 05:34:28 PM
Just want to wish everyone on this forum a Happy New Year and the best in the coming year. I really enjoy this site, there isnít a day goes by that I donít check in at least three times to see whatís happening. Itís like a family and youíre a great bunch of people. Thanks for everything, Jiggerman
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: HobieSport on December 31, 2009, 05:38:23 PM
Jiggerman, you took the words right out of my mouthpiece. ;)

Happy New Year to everyone in this great phone family!
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 31, 2009, 05:43:00 PM
I will echo those thoughts as well.

I wish for you all a Happy, Healthy 2010!

Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 31, 2009, 06:22:12 PM
Same here!! Happy new year to all of my "extended family "
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: ntophones on December 31, 2009, 08:04:04 PM
Likewise--Happy New Year to all of you great folks!
--nto
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: Ellen on December 31, 2009, 08:20:16 PM
Here's a hot New Years Eve agenda in New England:
leftovers for supper
computer work (really!) for 2 hours
read a novel for 3 minutes in bed
zonked by 8:30 

But we had beautiful snow and great snowballs today!
Clear road tomorrow for driving to Boston to see #2 child.

Happy New Year, all!
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: foots on December 31, 2009, 08:42:12 PM
     Hey Ellen, what kind of leftovers you got?  I have some prime rib, deer roast, dirty rice, and candied yams that I'm tired of. Wanna swap?

     Happy New Years everybody - if you're going out tonight, please be careful and drive the speed limit. There's gonna be a bunch of drunks out tonight as well as police.
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: stub on December 31, 2009, 08:52:37 PM
Happy New Year , Best to all in the upcoming year!!!!!!!  stub
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: HobieSport on December 31, 2009, 09:10:12 PM
Quote from: foots
    Hey Ellen, what kind of leftovers you got?  I have some prime rib, deer roast, dirty rice, and candied yams that I'm tired of. Wanna swap?

     Happy New Years everybody - if you're going out tonight, please be careful and drive the speed limit. There's gonna be a bunch of drunks out tonight as well as police.

Hey Foots, pack all o' them there leftovers that your so tired of, pack 'em in ice and send them to me! Drool.

I'm having a quiet safe and sober new year at home with my pet duck, "Jet" just sippin' on apple juice and eating steak and black beans while the rain gently plays on the roof of the trailer.

Quacky New Year to all and to all a good night.
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: bwanna on December 31, 2009, 11:49:55 PM
10 years ago, i was party'n like it was 1999 ;D   this year watchin' letterman! geez, am i old :'(

wishing everyone here a grand & glorious 2010! may each of you find your "holy grail" this year.  ;)
(yes d/p, we are all on the look out for that '49 500)

i am very glad to have "met" all of you & look forward to conversing in the upcoming year 8)
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: foots on January 01, 2010, 04:28:06 AM
     Hobie, sounds like you're having a good new year and I'd like to have had dinner at your place.
     
     I'm not much of a drinker these days though I used to be about 5 or 6 years ago. I actually spent my night being the designated driver for my brother and his girlfriend. It's 3:25 and I've just gotten home - sober. I may be 31 but tonight I don't feel a day older than 80. I hope everybody has had a SAFE and happy new year's celebration. Good night, or morning depending on how you look at it.
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2010, 05:57:49 AM
Happy new year!

dsk
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: Bill Cahill on January 01, 2010, 07:16:07 AM
Yum..... Prime rib. 'drool' You can send it to me...
Happy New Year, all.
Bill Cahill ;D
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: Ellen on January 01, 2010, 08:06:57 AM
Leftovers was a casserole-ey thing of chicken thighs, celeriac, onion, garlic, celery, homegrown carrots.  No name, an invention of the moment.  Also some weird soba noodles in peanut sauce.  I didn't know I don't like soba noodles.  Good thing they were free.  So, not the greatest leftovers, but good enough.  

Today includes the fruitcake we made with apricots, dried apples, pecans and cashews; also cream in place of the Grand Marnier.  Only liquor around here is Guiness.  

It snowed again, but only an inch, maybe.  Quite drive-able.

I got the push-button phone for my office - 1967 refurb in 85.  I have to listen while I push, because some of the buttons aren't making the connection on the first push.  Beautiful ring, though!
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: McHeath on January 01, 2010, 01:31:48 PM
Happy New Year folks!  Where does the time go? 

Now, what are we going to call this decade? 
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: AtomicEraTom on January 01, 2010, 05:26:25 PM
Hope everyone had a great time.  I went to a party, but I didn't drink, but I didn't drive home til 7am!  Had lots of shrimp and cheese and chicken wings and cocktail weenies.  My buddy Pat always has the best parties!
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: Ellen on January 02, 2010, 03:41:08 PM
Well, the first decade of the second millennium has been the uh-oh's, right?  Mr. Encyclopedia here says the decade doesn't end until the end of 2010 - like a dime doesn't end until the end off the tenth cent, if you see what I mean.
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: bingster on January 02, 2010, 07:57:02 PM
Quite right.  Just like the turn of the last century wasn't at the end of 1999, but at the end of 2000.  But try to convince the masses of that fact. ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Year
Post by: mienaichizu on January 02, 2010, 10:24:42 PM
Happy New Year everyone and more phones in 2010 ;D
Title: Happy New Year 2011 !!!
Post by: Tom B on December 31, 2010, 06:54:14 PM
 :D It's ten minutes to midnight here in the UK - so from me to all of you wherever you may be... a Happy, and Prosperous New Year to you all.... Peace and best wishes

Tom
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: bingster on December 31, 2010, 07:16:15 PM
Thanks for the wishes, Tom, and mine go out to all our forum friends, too.  May you all have good health, comfort and prosperity in the year to come.  Oh... and lots of telephones, too. ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Dewdrop on December 31, 2010, 10:40:10 PM
Happy New Year Tom and to all the folks on the forum.

Debbie
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Kenny C on January 01, 2011, 02:16:10 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2011, 04:44:02 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!  :D

dsk
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: HarrySmith on January 01, 2011, 09:41:35 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS ;D
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2011, 03:19:10 PM
Happy New Year to you Tom and to everyone on the Forum.  Have a safe and healthy 2011!  We want to see everyone right back here next year.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Tribune on January 01, 2011, 04:16:01 PM
Happy New Year everyone.
May you have a wonderful and telephonic 2011.

Now, where did I put the Alka Seltzer?
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Bill Cahill on January 04, 2011, 12:23:04 PM
From Spike Jones' "Happy New Year".
"..... This is my New year's resolution.....
When My mother-in-law begins to yell, and, shout,
Through the window I would like to throw her out.
But, I resolve not to do it. Here is why.
I'm afraid of hitting someone passing by....
This is my New year's resolution..."

Happy New Year from Diamond, and, Bill.
Also, Spike, and, the city slickers.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: Tom B on January 04, 2011, 04:04:01 PM
I gave my Mother in Law my red SC500 on Xmas day because she said it would fit perfectly in her lounge..... the beer was at fault..... ;)
Title: Happy New Year 2012
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2011, 02:22:04 AM
I hope that everyone has a good time celebrating out with the old and in with the new tomorrow night AND all the best for 2012.

Who out there will ring in the New Year last? Anyone out there further west than us West Coasters? Alaska or Hawaii?

And how about first? DavePEI is likely first in North America but hours after Great Britain and how about further east in Europe or Asia?

Terry
Title: Happy New Year 2012
Post by: bingster on December 31, 2011, 05:11:25 PM
DSK and Remco will probably be the first forum members to see the new year, being just ahead of the UK. Are there other members farther East?
Title: Happy New Year 2012
Post by: HarrySmith on December 31, 2011, 05:14:19 PM
Australia hit the New Year this morning. I do not know if they are on the forum but there are several phone guys down under!
Title: Happy New Year 2012
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 31, 2011, 05:27:06 PM
We do have at least two, maybe more recent registrants from Australia.  It would be nice to hear from them. 
Title: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: twocvbloke on December 31, 2011, 07:18:38 PM
To all those in Europe, the UK, the US & Canada and the rest of the world, have a very happy new year, and good fortune for 2012!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2012, 03:53:50 AM
Happy New Year   all of you! :D

dsk
Title: Re: Happy New Year!!!
Post by: DavePEI on January 01, 2012, 04:31:46 AM
Happy New Year   all of you! :D

dsk

I guess New Years came earliest here in Atlantic Canada for all of us in North America. May 2012 be a great year for everyone!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Tom B on December 31, 2012, 01:36:28 PM
Well folks, here we are again - may you all have a prosperous and healthy New Year for 2013. And may you all get all the good things you wish for, whatever they may be (including the much sought after additions to the phone collections)  ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2012, 07:29:13 PM
Well, two messages up is my 2012 New Years Greeting. Happy New Years 2013!

My, how time flies!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: teka-bb on December 31, 2012, 07:34:12 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Netherlands
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2012, 08:08:53 PM
I was talking with some of our "Support" in India today at 10:30 AM. It was already 2013 there. They are 14 Hours ahead of PST on the West Coast of North America.

Have a good one everybody, Drive Safely!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2013, 07:48:22 PM
Seems like I was just here posting a year ago....oh wait a minute, I WAS!

Everyone have a good evening tonight and all the best for 2014!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 31, 2013, 07:56:31 PM
Hey, Happy 2014.  It just seemed like 2000, and now already it's 2014.  Where has the time gone?
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2013, 09:00:59 PM
Yes I remember thinking how confusing abreviated dates would be after 2000. 01/08/04  or was that 08/01/04  but then again maybe 04/08/01 only of not 04/01/08 ??  They missed the boat leading up to 2000 and all the Y2K concerns to set a world standard for abbreviated dates to end the confusion for once and for all!

2013/Dec/31 - My favorite as it leaves no confusion but the "Dec" part doesn't sort properly in computers of course.

2013/12/31 - My second favorite as it will always sort properly in computers and is {IMHO} logical in that it puts the three categories in decending order of importance Year-Month-Day.

I know...who asked me!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 31, 2013, 09:13:29 PM
I agree.  I always use YYYY-MM-DD as part of a file name that I want to get sorted correctly.

Y2k was such a non-event.  I was involved with a start-up bank in 1999.  (Not the bank I am currently with).  The FDIC would not give us our charter until we had a detailed Y2k contingency plan in place and we had assurances from all our 3rd party vendors that their services, software and everything else was y2k compliant.  I remember cutting my 2000 new years eve festivities short to go into the bank at 11:45pm and stay there until after midnight to test everything to make sure the system didn't blow up.  Nobody really thought it would, but that was in our contingency plan, so that's what we did.

It sure gave Y2k consultants a way to make money for a few months.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2013, 09:20:05 PM
Happy New Years from snowy PEI. We just got a Skype call from my son and his girlfriend at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They had planned to stay for the fireworks, but are thinking twice about it, as it is minus 17 c. (1.39 f.) and windy, with three hours to wait :)   They sure looked cold! They called from their smart phone.

It is the same temperature here, but we are safely inside!

So from the Frozen North  (and North-East), a very Happy New Year!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Brinybay on January 01, 2014, 01:20:06 AM
Happy New Year!

http://youtu.be/cxxouoMGX78 (http://youtu.be/cxxouoMGX78)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Mr. Bones on January 01, 2014, 01:26:43 AM
Happy New Year to all, and your loved ones!

I hope that 2014 is filled with joy, peace, prosperity, harmony, and great collecting for you all.

Best regards, and be safe!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2014, 01:36:10 AM
Happy New Years from snowy PEI. it is minus 17 c. Dave

Sorry Dave, no lower than +5C here overnight.  We're on the "left coast" but it sounds like you're on the "wrong coast"!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2014, 01:57:36 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR from Norway!

dsk
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on January 01, 2014, 10:39:02 AM
What can I say, a picture says more than a 1000 words.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2014, 11:28:18 AM
Happy 2014 everyone!

Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2014, 11:47:30 AM
Y2K was such a dumb idea. My grandma was so scared of Y2K that she stocked up on some sort of canned food that she didn't even like. When the year 2000 hit, and no apocalypse came, she had piles upon piles of canned food that she hated stacked up in her basement. ???
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2014, 12:23:49 PM
Y2K was such a dumb idea.

Of course it wasn't "an idea" as in a marketing scheme or a new way to celebrate New Years Eve/Day. It was a genuine concern that some bad things could happen though some took it to the extreme that if lots of bad things happened we could be on our own for awhile. Just like any other disaster such as a fire at your house, the fire department, ambulances and police will be right there and you will probably be okay. But if that house fire is the result of a major earthquake, the authorities will be overwhelmed and help is probably NOT on the way to your house so you have to be a little prepared to fend for yourself.

The fact that Y2K "was a bust" might be a testement to the fact that millions or maybe billions were spent at all levels to prepare for it (including your Grandmothers extra food storage). Or maybe it was just an overblown concern. Probably a bit of each.

Personally we didn't do anything different at our house but then we always seem to have a lot of food and some water stored as we are in a prime earthquake area. Your grandmother may have been smart storing some extra food, or maybe it was a waste. Presumably she was a last minute shopper or she could have stored away food that she liked! The best food to store for long term......Twinkies!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2014, 04:17:41 PM
Y2K was such a dumb idea.

Of course it wasn't "an idea" as in a marketing scheme or a new way to celebrate New Years Eve/Day. It was a genuine concern that some bad things could happen though some took it to the extreme that if lots of bad things happened we could be on our own for awhile. Just like any other disaster such as a fire at your house, the fire department, ambulances and police will be right there and you will probably be okay. But if that house fire is the result of a major earthquake, the authorities will be overwhelmed and help is probably NOT on the way to your house so you have to be a little prepared to fend for yourself.

The fact that Y2K "was a bust" might be a testement to the fact that millions or maybe billions were spent at all levels to prepare for it (including your Grandmothers extra food storage). Or maybe it was just an overblown concern. Probably a bit of each.

Personally we didn't do anything different at our house but then we always seem to have a lot of food and some water stored as we are in a prime earthquake area. Your grandmother may have been smart storing some extra food, or maybe it was a waste. Presumably she was a last minute shopper or she could have stored away food that she liked! The best food to store for long term......Twinkies!

Terry

I think that it was good to prepare, but the worst thing that could have happened at the year 2000 was a computers' internal calender going from 12/32/99 to 01/01/09, and would need to be reset. People were thinking that computers all over the globe would start to shut down, and everything digital or computerized would go berserk. That kind of preparedness is a little out of hand, but fire, burglaries, and everyday mishaps that we have all seen happen to other people more than once in our lives should be taken notice of, and not a story based on rumors and "what ifs".

Just my two cents.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2014, 05:30:16 PM
It was awhile ago now so I can't recall all of the potential worries that were out there but I think it was a lot more than home computers rolling over to the wrong date. Computers run everything including the phone systems, air traffic control, military etc etc. Had any of these just shut down because of error codes being generated there could have been big problems.

Just last month there was mayhem for a day or more with the British air traffic control because some computers didn't come out if overnight mode properly. They were only able to handle something like 25% of the air traffic the following day because of the computer glitch. Flights around the world were cancelled and/or re routed.

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2014, 05:44:12 PM
But the computer would just be wrong, the calender would start the next year as the earliest year it knows. The year 2000 wasn't programmed into the memory yet, and the calender would just be incorrect. Most commercial computers didn't even have calendars, so they wouldn't even be affected.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2014, 05:49:09 PM
Others would know a lot more than I do but I believe that there was a real fear that some of the processors might just lockup, shut down or otherwise cause unknown problems downstream. It was all an effort to test and prove that there was little chance of this happening.

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2014, 06:01:23 PM
Yeah, I'm guessing that the thought of a small computer error escalated people's imagination, and people started to freak out. That's the way things like this are normally born. :P
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Phonesrfun on January 01, 2014, 10:40:18 PM
In defense of the Y2k work that was done:

The Y2k issue was very much a very large potential problem.  Fortunately, the "over-kill" work that went into it did make it a non-event.

Personal computers were the smallest part of the problem.  Businesses..... all businesses world-wide, including the US and all other governments were at risk, as were their customers and the public.

I work in banking.  Banking is very much date-driven.  Interest on loans and deposits are all calculated as a function of dates.  Older computer systems did not have a field for the century.  December 31, 1999 was stored in a computer as 12/31/99, which assumed 1999.  A program that was used to calculate the number of days between two dates would not know which century 1/1/00 was in.  Presumably the last century of 1/1/1900.  Someone born on 1/1/2000 would be assumed to be 100 years old.

Not only was it important for banking, but just about everyone else.  Due dates on payments would be confused and computers would not be able to send out proper notifications.  Social Security eligibility and a million other eligibilities are based on a person's age.  Can you imagine what would happen if automated payments and Social Security benefits stopped even for a couple days due to a date glitch.  Can you imagine what would happen if the stock market could not register a trade because it thought the date was in the past?

Airline flights are based on dates and times.  A computer that is supposed to make ready all the preparations of airline flights that would be due to take off after Midnight on 1/1/00 might just decide that the flight was in the past and cause the computers of the airlines and the FAA to just drop the flight from the database.  Airlines were a very critical part of the Y2K fix.  Much of the public feared that pilot navigation systems of airlines and the FAA would just go dead at midnight and pilots would be on their own to fly airlines.  Many people avoided flying or being in the air en route at that time.

It was far reaching to every sector of the public that uses any kind of automation at all, and particularly any data system that had its roots in older main-frame applications that were originally written in the 1970's or 1980's under legacy programming languages such as COBOL, and others.

Yes, much of it was self-propelled fear, but there was a real potential that things would have gone very wrong, and would have been much more than just an inconvenience that would have required just at reboot or resetting of a computer's date.  Remember it was more than just what a computer's clock displayed, and was all about how the computer used the dates in it's calculations and programs.

I too said in this thread that a lot of consultants made a lot of money off this non-event.  That, in my opinion was true.  What I also believe is true is that the scare did force everyone to look at their calculations and make sure they were ok.  In reality, most companies had already done that well before 1/1/2000.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2014, 08:55:06 PM
Happy New Year everyone. Most are already in 2015 except for us North American laggards!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: teka-bb on December 31, 2014, 09:02:18 PM
Happy New Year from the Netherlands.

Next year I will likely be celebrating in North America too  :)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: HarrySmith on December 31, 2014, 09:10:29 PM
Here's to a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with great old phones for all!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on December 31, 2014, 09:14:55 PM
Happy New Years, everybody!

Ben
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 31, 2014, 10:02:58 PM
Happy New Year to all the members and all their loved ones, pets definitely included!

     I hope it is safe, happy, and healthful for us all. After that, some really cool phones would be sweet, as well, but I don't wanna be too greedy! ;)

Best regards!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2014, 10:11:14 PM
Happy New Year everyone. Most are already in 2015 except for us North American laggards!
Soon be 2015 here... only 50 minutes to go. Happy New Years to all!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2014, 10:33:47 PM
Dave:

I can hear you guys in the Canadian Maritimes partying all the way to here in downtown Vancouver where I am tonight! Try to keep it down a little please!

Terry

Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2014, 10:47:07 PM
I can hear you guys in the Canadian Maritimes partying all the way to here in downtown Vancouver where I am tonight! Try to keep it down a little please!

Turn up those amps and bag pipes!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Mr. Bones on December 31, 2014, 10:48:12 PM
Dave:

I can hear you guys in the Canadian Maritimes partying all the way to here in downtown Vancouver where I am tonight! Try to keep it down a little please!

Terry
Wow, that's some great tropospheric 'bounce'!!! ;D Might have to fire up the shack tonight! ;) Happy New Year, y'all in the Great White North, across the Pond, and everywhere!

Best regards!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Kenton K on January 01, 2015, 03:03:28 AM
First post of 2015!
 ;D ;D ;D


(in PST time)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Doug Rose on January 01, 2015, 10:10:46 AM
Bill.....I work in Systems for a Global 24x7 Private Bank and there was no Millennium Celebration for anyone in Systems. We had a full Staff in all of our offices and worked Overnight Night. I agree...it was a non event....it sure was a relief when it was over! I can't belief it was 15 years ago....Doug
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on January 01, 2015, 11:42:30 AM
Happy New Year's 2015 All!

It is minus 3 c. (26.6 f) with wall to wall sunshine. When I woke up this morning, there was only a skiff of snow on the ground - it is bare again now.

It was cold the past two days - over the last two nights at minus 10 c., the bay has frozen over.

Its a beautiful day! Compare that to last New Year's day where we had already had two months of snow!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2015, 11:52:42 AM
Wishing everyone the best for the new year.  Happy 2015 wherever you are!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 31, 2015, 08:33:11 PM
Shall we ratchet this up by one year?  Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: teka-bb on December 31, 2015, 08:41:56 PM
Happy New Year from CA USA  :)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: DavePEI on December 31, 2015, 08:46:56 PM
May 2016 be a great year for you all, and wishing you all love, happiness, and prosperity!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2015, 10:53:07 PM
Happy New Year from CA USA  :)

Happy New Year to everyone and especially to you Remco. May you have a 2016 that is much better than 2015 was.

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Doug Rose on December 31, 2015, 11:19:13 PM
Happy New Year!!  I will not see the ball drop.

I agree with Terry..... Remco, Wayne and John I hope this is a great you for the JKL with the horrible year you went through.

May 2016 be a great year for everyone....Doug
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: NorthernElectric on January 01, 2016, 12:37:05 AM
Happy New Year everyone!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Weco355aman on January 01, 2016, 12:59:09 AM
Happy New Year to all.
May well all have a real phone find in 2016.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2016, 04:59:24 AM
Happy New Year everyone!
Best wishes for the new year from Hakadal, Norway.

dsk
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: 19and41 on January 01, 2016, 11:49:39 AM
Happy New Year!  Best wishes to all of the folks who were kind enough to let me join this fine informative and friendly forum.  May the new year bring all the good we could wish for. 
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 01, 2016, 12:22:15 PM
Happy New Year 2016 everyone!
 
~Dennis
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: andre_janew on January 01, 2016, 01:41:40 PM
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Buzby on January 01, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
Happy New Year to everyone!

May 2016 bring you all everything you want, and more.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Brinybay on January 02, 2016, 11:04:47 PM
Happy Belated New Year!  Anita and I went to Victoria, BC for a couple of days over New Year's Eve for a break and to visit her mother.  I love this city, so very regal and picturesque!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 02, 2016, 11:33:53 PM
Beautiful pictures Greg! Glad you enjoyed one of our fav places to go as well. Well, until we discovered on a trip there in August that our fav Mexican restaurant in our fav city (Victoria) had burned down! We are still devasted!

I bet your dollar got you a lot further here than expected as well. Unfortunately it works just the opposite for us. Everything from the US or in the US has gone up by 40% over the last two years just because of currency exchange rates. It is killing us!! But it is a great deal for tourists from the USA. Anyone contemplating trips to Canada, now is the time to think seriously about it.

It isn't going to turn around anytime soon but we keep hoping that it at least starts to improve (for us) soon. {Sorry for the rant!}

Terry

Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Brinybay on January 03, 2016, 12:23:00 AM
Beautiful pictures Greg! Glad you enjoyed one of our fav places to go as well. Well, until we discovered on a trip there in August that our fav Mexican restaurant in our fav city (Victoria) had burned down! We are still devasted!

I bet your dollar got you a lot further here than expected as well. Unfortunately it works just the opposite for us. Everything from the US or in the US has gone up by 40% over the last two years just because of currency exchange rates. It is killing us!! But it is a great deal for tourists from the USA. Anyone contemplating trips to Canada, now is the time to think seriously about it.

It isn't going to turn around anytime soon but we keep hoping that it at least starts to improve (for us) soon. {Sorry for the rant!}

Terry

$1 US = $1.38 CAN at this time.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: 19and41 on January 03, 2016, 08:38:50 AM
Great pictures!  Thanks for sharing them.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: TelePlay on December 31, 2016, 12:50:04 PM
Happy New Year and hoping everyone has a great 2017 . . .

     ( PS: click on the image and wait for it . . . )
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Matilo Telephones on December 31, 2016, 01:28:11 PM
Happy new year, everybody! Hope you had a great year and wish you an even better one for 2017.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Pourme on December 31, 2016, 04:31:27 PM
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: teka-bb on December 31, 2016, 04:37:30 PM

Happy New Year from California USA.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: andre_janew on December 31, 2016, 06:46:04 PM
Happy New Year from Lawrence, Kansas USA!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: 19and41 on December 31, 2016, 09:52:19 PM
A happy and prosperous new year to everyone!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on January 01, 2017, 02:26:24 AM
Happy New Year from Vancouver. Just home from daughters right downtown (where it's raining) to this out front of our house (in the suburbs).

I think there is someone buried in the snow pile out front....see him?

Time to move to California or Florida!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Brinybay on January 01, 2017, 03:26:32 AM
We got a dusting of hail to start 2017 with!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Duffy on January 01, 2017, 09:01:56 AM
Happy New Year everyone.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: TelePlay on December 31, 2017, 06:54:13 PM
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Haf on December 31, 2017, 07:08:48 PM
A message from the future...happy new year everyone (1:08 am here) and 12 degrees plus (53,6 F)

Haf
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: twocvbloke on December 31, 2017, 07:28:02 PM
Happy new year all! Hopefully this one'll be a better one for me, given that thanks to my brother causing trouble on our street, I was arrested by the police for the first time in my life, though I will give credit to the officers involved as they treated me well and with dignity as they saw I wasn't "an idiot", so no cuffs needed, but it was an experience I really do not wish to repeat, so like I say, I hope this year'll be a better one for me... :)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: AE_Collector on December 31, 2017, 09:01:12 PM
Ah that was all in the past right twoCV...last year. Itís a new year there now!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: twocvbloke on December 31, 2017, 09:12:32 PM
Yep, all in the past now, and thanks to the police being nice, my record is clean as a whistle as it was before the brother caused trouble, I just hope the next year will be an onwards and upwards time... :)
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dan F on January 01, 2018, 03:37:28 AM
Happy New Year
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: twocvbloke on January 01, 2018, 03:41:01 AM
d'aww, look at that little mousie about to be electrocuted with at least 48vDC.....


(I've drained about 1/2 a 700ml bottle of whisky, downed a beer I didn't like, and sampled some Disaronno, so I'm a wee bit tipsy at the moment!!! ;D )
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: dsk on January 01, 2018, 06:10:03 AM
Happy new year everybody. :-*


dsk




Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: 19and41 on January 01, 2018, 08:37:30 AM
A happy, safe and prosperous new year to all of you and yours.  And thanks for another year of friendship on the site.
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Brinybay on January 01, 2018, 03:38:34 PM
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dennis Markham on January 02, 2018, 08:11:36 AM
Wishing the very best to all of you for 2018.

Think of all of those Finds of the Month that are just waiting for you...........

~Dennis
Title: Re: Happy New Year!
Post by: Dan/Panther on January 02, 2018, 12:50:22 PM
A very Happy and prosperous New Year to everyone.

D/P