Well after getting married I realized I would have to expand my horizons on the traditions. Add new ones and tweak old ones. Usually Bob and I see eye to eye. But this year when Bob's brother came to visit over New Years I saw how the Selle brothers display their holiday spirit and witnessed their tradition..
After watching the fireworks and banging on pots and pans we sat back and watched the intriguing and might I say barbaric ritual of the spoon slapping.
What? You haven't heard of it? But it's seems so logical to ring in the new year with spoon shaped welts on various places all over your body.
You start with two opponents..
They then take turns hitting each other with plastic and wooden spoons as hard as they can muster until one of them says they want to stop..
And fun is had by all. Or at least that's what they tell me. I passed on this specific tradition this year. I'm just not sure if this is what that guy from the Fiddler on the Roof was singing about.