Skip to comments.Keep Your Ball. We've Got the Possum. (New Year's Possum Drop!)
Posted on 12/31/2003 3:05:33 AM PST by putupon
Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times
The possum that will be lowered, with
much fanfare, from Mr. Logan's garage
on New Year's Eve. It will be released
at the end of the night.
RASSTOWN, N.C., Dec. 30 The lights are strung, the stage is set and Baby New Year is waiting in a cage, hissing.
Brasstown, once again, is ready for the Possum Drop.
Yes, the annual New Year's Eve Possum Drop, the one and only, inspired by the dropping of a certain illuminated ball 670 miles away.
On Thursday, at the stroke of midnight, at the exact moment that hundreds of thousands of people holler in the New Year at Times Square, with millions more tipping back champagne flutes and watching it on TV, a few hundred people will huddle at a Citgo station in this little Appalachian town, wearing hunting jackets and hats with dangling ear flaps, to cheer the descent of one confused marsupial.
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The ideal drop-zone for a possum involves potatoes, onions, and very hot water. :)
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