I always have mixed emotions on this holiday. While I love the optimistic feeling that starting a new year on a clean slate brings, I must admit that I get a little misty eyed when the news programs pay tribute to the notable personalities that passed away during the year. Because we are entering a new decade, ABC News showed celebs who have died during the past 10 years. The list is so long: Katharine Hepburn, Ted Williams, Ray Charles, Fred Rogers, Julia Child, George Harrison, Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Evel Knievel, Aaron Spelling, and countless others. Some were old and some died too young - but I like to think that because of the vast vintage blogging community out there, that they continue to live on through their fans such and you and me, who love older pop culture.
While it was not such a nice year for the world in general, it was a tremendous year for me personally, and this blog certainly played a big part. GoRetro gained several followers and fans, and I really do feel like I'm getting to know many of you and your personalities. So many of your blogs are inspirations for mine. Thanks so much for your support and making it a great year for this blog. In the coming months, I hope to spruce up the look and layout and add some new regular features. My sincere wish for all of you is that all have and enjoy the same positive outlook in 2010 and that it brings nothing but good things to you!
To "ring out the old, ring in the new", here's a little George Harrison with just about the only New Year's related song other than Auld Lang Syne that I can think of that was a semi-hit: