THIS WEEK between Christmas and New Year gives us a breather between two feasting events. From ham and turkey we switch to pork - with sauer kraut - a must for good luck in the new year. The Old Farmer's Almanac had another suggestion at Christmas for well-being in the future. It said, "as many mince pies as you taste at Christmas, so many months of happiness will you have." Guess I'll just have to be unhappy. I intensely dislike mince pies, but I'll make up for it with the pork and kraut.

NEW YEAR'S Eve has the second full moon this month. Usually the Old Farmer's Almanac calls it a blue moon, but this year it dubs it the Long Night Moon.

WHATEVER NAME you give it, let's hope it ushers in a memorable New Year's Day when the Bucks trounce the Ducks in the Rose Bowl. That would be a great start to a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jeanealities is compiled by Jean Palmer Davies, lifetime associate with the Barnesville Enterprise. She may be reached at