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  • Gotta start somewhere, right? In my case, 2012 began where 2011 did, not to mention 2010, '09, etc.

    I couldn't tell you for sure when my family first started crashing the Howe family New Year's party, but most of the regulars remember me in diapers.

    My last? It's fun to entertain the Doomsdayers, but despite their high shoeboxes, I dare say our staying power is stronger.

    My own prophecy: we'll meet again.
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