Woody Guthrie's New Year's Rulins

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year! I know things have been a bit stagnant on Go Retro lately, but I am working on a longer post, I promise. I'd love to make it a New Year's resolution to post more on the blog but the thing is, I'm just not that into the holiday and even less into resolutions. Let's face it, there's nothing magic about the change of the calendar year that causes people to break bad habits. They can and should be done at any time of the year. But with that in mind, I thought I would post the New Year's resolutions (or rulin's as he calls them) of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. (Click the image to enlarge it.) These have been circulating the web for some time now, and I only just came across them a few years ago. But they have stuck with me because they are resolutions that anyone can stick to; a blueprint for common sense but fulfilling living, if you well. Heck, they even apply to me. Let's have a look at just the first ten...

1. Work More and Better

2. Work By a Schedule

3. Wash Teeth, If Any
A very good idea.

4. Shave

5. Take Bath
Another very good idea.

6. Eat Good - Fruit - Vegetables - Milk

7. Drink Very Scant If Any

8. Write A Song Every Day
That I can't do, but I can write something for the company I do social media work for or myself every day. 

9. Wear Clean Clothing - Look Good

10. Shine Shoes

Other notable ones include "Love Everybody" and "Keep Hoping Machine Running." From what I understand, Guthrie was 31 when he jotted these down. What I find the most charming are the little illustrations included with each resolution. 

Have you made any resolutions for 2015? I look forward to a grooving, prosperous year and wish the same for all of my readers!

1 comment:

  1. This was a perfect post to go with your retro style - it doesn't hurt that I always loved Woody Guthrie (and Arlo, too!).

    Happy New Year, Pam!


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