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ISSUED EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA
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Happy New Year, boys and girls'
This is the day we turn over a new loaf. Let's take this yearbook and
keep turning the leave? day by day. Don't -top at the first one. It's apt to
become dingy and soifed if used all the time; just keep on going.
In spite of the fact that we were < • tit pretty late last night, (ho Pup and
I were up betimes this morning,, and look a run out by the park. Have you
ever noticed that on New Year morning. n<> matter what the weather con
ditions, everything seems sort of new? Even in rainy weather the rain seems
to come down a little bit faster, with a sparkle a little bit brighter than on
any other day in the year, and the wind 15 fresher and stronger; while in
sunshiny weather the good old gun just seems to beam. The bay romp- in
through the Golden gate with a regular holiday air, and the flowera an.l
trees look as though they had ju-.t had their faces washed. You can fair!;,
hear the machinery hum!
There is one thing about Xow Year eve that always used to spoil the.
festivities for me—ringing the old year out. It seemed a sad thing that the
old year had to die. as every one said it must. Even though it hadn't been
so kind to me as I would have liked, I invariably dreaded it- passing. And
then one year Mother told me that I and most of the people had entirely
the wrong idea about this New Year business. She said that there was no
SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 1, 1911.
Now. it seems thai a long time ago, ;it the very beginning of.things,
lather Time and his years were having a family chat, when a pert little year
spoke up said said: "It seem-- to me that conditions might be improved en
the planet F.arth. I'm <nre I could effect a lew changes worth while.''
All the other years were aghast in the face of such a shocking display
of presumption. Father Time's long gra.y beard fairly bristled with tndig
nation, and he - p < > k l- in short, sharp tones;
"Very .■.ell, sir; you shall have your chance." So he sent the fittlc year
down to Earth, And they do say that it was during his reign that the great
flood came to pass. At any rate, what Father Time had begun in a moment
of .anger he continued ( and in consequence every so often a new little year
will come to take the place of thi- preceding year. But the latter doesn't die.
No, n<>! Me goes back to Timeland and takes up his abode in the house "i
History. If he has accomplished greal things during his rule, he is received
with honor and occupies a distinctive place in the household' 1 > 1 11 in any
case he i> welcomed with open arms by his brothers and sisters, and the\
all live happilj ever alter.
Here is my Xew Year wish tor you: That the New Year will bring you
much of happiness, with just enough of adversity to make jrou appreciate
good fortune when it comeo your way. Good luck to you and the s<
best wishes from A1.0.W.U.