Homemade New Years Eve
I was a child of the 70s, and New Years Eve -- unbeknownst to the menagerie of us children who did not own hand held devices-- was celebrated at 9pm. Our parents surreptitiously turned the clocks forward, and we were none the wiser. Our favorite family visited every year. We children, to entertain ourselves, made homemade pinatas by cutting up colored paper into little bits as confetti and stuffing it into brown paper lunch bags. We giggled convulsively while acting out silly scripted commercials and pretending to film one another with invisible cameras. And when the clock struck "midnight," we'd throw open the front door, bang pots with wooden spoons as noisemakers, and yell to the world, "Happy New Year!" And magically, it was.