Ella Fitzgerald had one version of the song that asked the question referenced in the headline. In my younger days, it was popular to go out somewhere and usually have a nice dinner and then have a little "too much fun" and maybe drive home when I should not have been or rode with someone who really should not be driving either.

Now that I am older and wiser, I still like to have fun but now it's with some neighbors and friends, so I don't go anywhere near the steering wheel, and there have been some years, although we try our best, it's sometimes hard to make it to midnight. I know there have been times, when watching one of the New York shows, when they did midnight east coast time, we've just called it good and have gone to bed before it gets to be midnight here.

We end up with a good time, safely, and it fits our budget.

Whatever you end up doing, be safe, don't drink and drive and have a Happy New Year.

Michael Flippo