New Year’s Eve Traditions

WHEN my husband's Polish-Austrian parents immigrated to the United States, they brought along a wonderful New Year's Eve custom. Before the stroke of midnight, a coin is placed on every window ledge and above every doorway in the house. As the New Year enters the home through windows and doors, it carries along blessings of prosperity in the year to come. It's a fun tradition our two grown daughters now follow. —Bonnie Ziolecki, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin