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Good Riddance Day

Folks in New York'sTimes Square today have a chance to say “good riddance” to the worst of 2011 in their lives. And we can, too, via cyberspace. Inspired by a Latin American tradition where people put items into dolls and then set the dolls on fire,  the ritual destroys the symbols of not-so-good memories of the past year.

I would settle for the cyberspace opportunity - and leave your household's dolls at rest.

Happy New Year.

(S-R archives photo)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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