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A personal note to the first haiku.
A friend expressed this sentiment
on New Year’s Eve day.
I put it first and then added the
more cheerful New Year haiku.

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fire works in poor taste

few days after  two murders
small town thinks gun fire
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fire works glorious
world celebrates the New Year
Peace, Good Will, to all
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Eastport drops Sardine
BangorMaine cheers with Beach Ball
That’s no Bologna ! *
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*Lebanon, Pa…The 16th annual New Year’s Eve bologna drop
was held for welcoming 2013 …
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Top Ten Unusual
10. Bermuda Onion
9   Conch and Sushi    (Sort Of)
In Key West, a giant queen conch
     will be dropped atop Sloppy Joe’s Bar ….for the 20th time.
     A few blocks away,
    Key West’s famous drag queen Miss Sushi
    gets lowered from a giant stiletto pump.
8   Sardine: from tallest building, 3 stories
    after it’s dropped, people line up to kiss it
    for good luck
7   Pickle
6  Tortilla Chip
5  Bologna
4  One M for M/M two cities
     In Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania a
    
giant red M&M is dropped at 7:p.m.
     At the same time, another M&M
     is dropped in Elizabethtown’s sister city
     Letterkenny in Ireland (where it’s midnight).
     Elizabethtown is the
home of M&M Mars Inc.
3  Moon Pie
2  Giant Peep
1. Dead Carp…

   Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin ….
   weirdest possible item to celebrate the new year.
   A real dead carp, caught by local fishermen
   is hoisted up then lowered onto a throne.
   The carp represents the town’s fishing industry
   (plus it’s considered lucky in Chinese culture —
    to everyone but the fish).
   The DOA carp, nicknamed “Lucky”,
    has a tree planted where it is buried
    with a commemorative plaque
    listing the carp’s name and year.
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Information from:
The Ten Weirdest New Year’s Eve Ball Drops: Pickles, Peeps, and Fish

By Laine DossMon., Dec. 31 2012 at 7:00 AM

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