My family history is rooted in the panhandle of Florida and deeply tied to the Scots-Irish-German culture. Traditions were important to my family, and during holidays, those traditions were strictly adhered to. A recent conversation with my brother about our childhood left us wondering if the generations after us will even remember the old-time customs. With that in mind, I thought I'd close out 2020 with a few New Year traditions that my family celebrated during my growing up years. Even today, January 1, 2021, I have prepared a traditional southern meal of black-eyed peas and collard greens seasoned with ham hocks, my granny's cornbread recipe, and lemon drop cookies. In the tradition of my Irish roots, my doors are open to air out the bad and let in the fresh. So Dear Readers, I hope you enjoy reading about my family's New Year folklore. I'd love to hear about yours.