- Val Lauder: When the ball drops New Year's Eve and cries of "Happy New Year" ring out, I have a lot to look forward to
- As much as I cherish my memories, they surely pale by comparison with others my age
Val Lauder, a former reporter for the Chicago Daily News and lecturer at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of "The Back Page: The Personal Face of History." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely hers.
(CNN)New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when you're 90.