Monday, December 30, 2013

Pondering the New Year while Binghamton Sings

The last couple of days of 2013 are here. Seems like New Years Eve 2012 was only a few hours ago. 

2014 is going to bring various challenges into the lives of some of my loved ones, and also into my life. I am going to participate in the January Ultimate Blog Challenge but I do not know if I will be able to keep with it - I may have to put this blog on "automatic posting" for several days in January, and if I do, I will choose some of my older posts that I think you will enjoy.  There are lots of posts my current readers have never read.  They will be new to you but not in the spirit of the Challenge.

You'll probably be hearing more about my elderly mother in law, and my brother in law who has autism.  He is going to stay with us for several days in January, which should be interesting (in a good way, of course!).

I still plan to do my once a day postings, which I have done since the end of April, 2011.

So, today, in the spirit of the season, I bring you an annual tradition that happens every year in Binghamton, New York.

Every year, there is public caroling right before Christmas in one of the office buildings in downtown Binghamton.  For the past several years, I've attended along with my sometimes-guest photographer. These pictures are mostly hers.

The lobby is decorated for the occasion.
The beautiful marble lobby produces amazing acoustics, as people who work in the building sing various Christmas songs - everything from "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" to more religious songs.  People play guitars, a banjo, a flute.

Ceiling - isn't it beautiful?
Binghamton has undergone hard times recently, but we persevere.

Happy New Year to you!

Do you have any New Year's resolutions?


  1. advance wishes for a happy new year. my resolutions are still not finalized :)

  2. I haven't visited Binghamton in nigh 4 decades... Interesting photos...

  3. The caroling tradition sounds lovely. Something I would like to see and hear.
    Hope everything goes well with your mother- and brother-in-law!
    A Happy New Year to all of your family!

  4. I love historical buildings and the decorations look wonderful.
    I understand how you must feel about being unable to blog fresh posts in the new year. However, I think you will fulfill the spirit because you're thinking about what to post each day. My thoughts are with you as you prepare to receive your family. I admire your strength.

  5. I love your pictures, they hold so much character!
    Happy New Year!


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