Re-blog

Looking back – and forward

Today isn’t my regular re-blogging day but this post by Inese is perfect as we welcome the new year, 2017, in the next 24 hours more or less, depending on where we are in the world.

I am hoping that 2017 for all of us is going to be a year that is a whole lot better than 2016 which has been tough to so many of us.

Happy New Year to us all!

Making memories

I always pay attention to what Chinese Lunar Calendar says in general: year of Rooster – check. Fire, gold and red – check. As to the details, they are sometimes contradicting each other, so they have to be approached critically. Like, in some sources I have read that the year of Rooster is always the worst of all the years of the Cycle, with which I totally disagree.

(I thought about roosters and cycles when walking the streets of Waterford during Winterval festival)

Lets go back and see what the years of Rooster were like. I will start from 1957, for a particular reason 😉

1957

The Treaty of Rome was signed by six countries establishing European Economic Community – the future EU.  Yay for that. Soviet Union sent a dog Laika into Space. Federal Troops were sent to Arkansas to enforce anti-segregation laws. Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.34%; UK 3.3%

1969

Richard Nixon…

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