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New Year’s traditions! Do they work or are they a myth! Either way people enjoy keeping traditions from year to year.

Some of the traditions are listed below.

Eat 12 grapes at midnight -the grapes of good luck. Gobbling twelve green grapes—each standing for a different month—wards off bad luck in the coming year. But that’s only if you can finish all twelve during the clock’s strokes at midnight.

New Year’s Kiss – “On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing” all year.

Choose the color of your under ware to wear  – Red for romance, yellow for luck, and white for peace.

Open the door at midnight – Open the door at midnight to let the old year out and new one in.

Eat black eyed peas, cabbage (Greens), and hogs jowl.  – Eating black eyed peas and hogs jowl will bring good luck and health, cabbage and greens will bring money.

Make New Year’s Resolutions – Goals set to accomplish through the year.

Fill your cabinets – For abundance in the new year, fill your pockets and cabinets today.

Do not wash clothes -if you wash clothes on New Year’s Day, you’ll be “washing for the dead” or washing a loved one away

True, myth, or not just some traditions to ponder! is an online news website covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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