This is my fourth entry for December 31, 2017. It's my final post of the year. The new year is under six hours away here in NYC.
As I write this post, over one million people have been standing in Times Square and the surrounding area for a minimum of twelve hours, on this record breaking cold day/night with temperatures below the twenty degree range (and real feel ones in the single digits).
They are waiting for the ball to drop the minute 2018 comes in. During all my years in NYC, I've never been to Times Square to watch the annual New Year's Eve ball drop ceremony.
I confess that I never had a desire to attend this event. On most occasions, I have no inclination to be anywhere near the Times Square location, particularly on New Year's Eve — especially this year when temperatures are in the teens with real feel ones in the single digits and may dip lower than that.
In any event, I recently came across a video (which is posted atop this entry) that features the time Lily Tomlin and Andy Williams hosted the ball drop (it was an apple drop during those years) in the 1984, when they helped ring in 1985. I hope you enjoy this clip, and I wish you and yours, a very blessed, happy, healthy, and prosperous new year. See you in 2018!