You may remember the post from just a few days ago about Rook-playing traditions. Here is a picture from a New Year's Eve several years ago, but this card game looks more like the card game of Thirty-one, also called Knock. We had a family tradition of gathering at Big Daddy's house on New Year's Eve, a house that no one lived in but was fixed up for occasional family gatherings. The house only had four rooms and was heated with two fireplaces, but it was just big enough for a fun evening of cards, appropriate drinks, entertainment and fireworks at midnight. Hopefully, tonight we will have a more toned down version of this family tradition.
Big Daddy's house no longer stands, a victim of termites, but Fessie and Beck's old house is just down the road and has plenty of room and there will probably be some card games and fireworks. Maybe some of the old stars will show up for repeat classic performances.