Happy New Year!!!!
I love watching the ball drop - I have done it for decades. I was thrilled when, in year 2000, the new ball designed by Waterford Crystal was dropped. Gorgeous!
According to the Waterford site: "The 1000 pound ball is approximately 6 feet in diameter and contains over 650 lights. It's outer surface is covered with 504 Waterford Crystal panels specially designed and cut to insure that they can survive the extraordinary extremes in temperature that exist at the top of One Times Square on New Year's Eve. 72 of the 504 panels are replaced each year with a new theme.
The Times Square 2007 theme for these new panels is Hope for Peace. For 2007, an additional 72 panels will be replaced with the Hope for Peace panels."
Well, sure. Why not? 'Hope for Peace' sounds nice.
I say, 'Hope for Peace - Be Ready for War!'
Happy New Year to all of you, God bless you and God bless America!