Hello, Gorgeous

How will you celebrate New Year’s?  Tybee Island has funky parties and fantastic fireworks and then there’s that whole big ocean we have going on.  This year, the Mermaids hope to enjoy an old tradition.  We’ve been practicing and the first visitor across our threshold will hear, “Hello, Gorgeous!”

Tall, Dark, Handsome

According to our friends down at Davenport House Museum in Savannah, the first person to enter a house in the New Year is ripe with symbolism.  The belief was that luck would come one’s way if the first footer was a dark haired young bachelor. It was thought unlucky for a fair“ or red-haired person to `let in the New Year.  A scholar notes this may have been from the natural antagonism of an indigenous dark-haired people to a race of blond invaders [the Norsemen and Vikings in the British Isles].  Note to our newly arriving guests.  It’s not that we’re particularly used to making Goo-Goo eyes at tall, dark and handsome single men, but we really take this good luck stuff to heart. Won’t you help a Mermaid out? …