|Pasadena Schools Float in 1922 Rose Bowl Parade.|
Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons.
The Rose Parade is tomorrow (January 2), so it doesn't feel like New Year's Day to me! But I offer the following poem to wish you all the best in 2012!
A New Year’s Wish.
May each day bring thee something
Fair to hold in memory—
Some true light to shine
Upon thee in the after days.
May each night bring thee peace,
As when the dove broods o’er
The young she love; may day
And night the circle of
A rich experience weave
About thy life, and make
It rich with knowledge, but radiant
With Love, whose blossoms shall be
—Helen Van Anderson Gordon
George Wharton James, editor, The California birthday book: prose and poetical selections from the writings of living California authors, with a brief biographical sketch of each (Los Angeles : Arroyo Guild Press 1909), 12.
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research