Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday March 39ers

Dancing the March Jig! 

If Irish dancing doesn’t get you up on your feet, nothing will. It’s hard to resist at least tapping your toes to the bouncy Celtic tunes.

This adorable two-year-old Irish lass proves the lilting music is irresistible! Being a former dancer, I watched this clip four times. Little Georgia is just too cute, joining an Irish dancer on the streets of Galway.

March Moods:  
11th – Genealogy Day: Even if you’re not Irish and care less about family history, are you at all curious about your name? A good place to start 

22nd As Young as You Feel Day: And finally we come to a “holiday” near and dear to 39ers. As Young as You Feel Day should be heartily celebrated!

We’ve adopted it—and the delightful vintage movie with the same name, as our official day and entertainment activity, to enjoy the age we feel in our hearts …

Take a minute and enjoy some history trivia to learn what VERY famous actress was catapulted to stardom with this movie!

Now that I have your attention, March 39ers, let’s get on with your UN-birthday!

39 Years Ago this Month ~ March 1978                      
The California Jam II was in full swing March 18th at the Ontario Motor Speedway in SoCal. More than 350,000 screamin’ fans celebrated Rock & Roll and the month of March with Aerosmith, Foreigner, Ted Nugent, and oh, so many more. Were you there? Rock On!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
Pensive Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) and airy Aries 39ers (21st thru April 19th) are proud to march through the month to their own drumbeat.

Pisces m’dears, try not to take on everyone else’s pain while you empathize with the world’s woes. Lighten up—it’s your month to party!

Audacious and valiant Aries—you’re always ready to grab the bull by the horns. You can’t be faulted for that, ‘cause it nearly always leads to success. Party On!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
~ George Bernard Shaw; Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950. [Quotes.]

One thing we Irish know, is how to play! Play like there’s no tomorrow, because …  
Age is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM  

Happy UN-Birthday MARCH 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Steven, Pat [IM] Susan, and Jim!)

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday February 39ers

I’m Late! For a Very Important Date … 

It’s true—I’ve been neglecting 39 and Holding Club a bit. Not out of true negligence, but from overwork, as I finish a book for its Big Bro site, Blast from Your Past.

Writing a book is a monumental project that fairly consumes the author, to the point of hibernation. Which brings me to February’s Birthday 39ers!

Deep into our winter hibernation, far away from summer fun and frolic, we must stir and pop open an eye to party with our fave Aquarians and Pisceans.

And though there are other noble reasons to commemorate February along with CupidWorld Radio Day (13th), Presidents’ Day (20th), and Marijuana Awareness Month—for the 39 and Holding Club, February 14th is also “Grandpa” Jack Benny Day! Why do we care? Why … he’s the reason we’re here.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ February 1978                  
Though the Psychedelic Era of love and enlightenment began to follow the tide out to sea in 1978, China jumped on the loving bandwagon this month 39 years ago, as it finally admitted to its people’s love for classic literature. February 11th marks the anniversary of the release of China’s ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare, and the beloved British novelist, Charles Dickens. Sheesh. About time. And, February 7th marks ol’ Charlie’s birthday! So he was an Aquarian too …
For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
If you’re a February 39er, the color gods paint you in a kaleidoscope of hues—early Feb Aquarian Water-bearers (Jan 20-Feb 18), can dip into the pool of your moods, with turquoise green, bright blue, or purple.

Walking through the sands of time with Pisces Fish (Feb 19-Mar 20), all shades of green keep you cool. (Not a red heart in sight.)

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
One for the heartIs it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance.
~ Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV 3.4.283

Ah, m’dear February 39ers, BUT … Love does not require performance, it only needs a look, a touch, and a kiss. (Yours truly.)

Happy UN-Birthday FEBRUARY 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Sharon, & Ms. Rochelle--NEW!)

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday January 39ers

Happy New Year 39ers!   

It’s the end of the first week of January—so much for one resolution I made—to be more timely with my posts …

Forgive me, as we revise our goals for the year, after the champagne has worn off and we come face-to-face with reality. How about if I pledge to post before the 10th of the month? 😉

More than any other time of the year, January holds the unique distinction of personal power to seriously change our lives. In this month, we’re conditioned to review the past and consider the future—and dive into the New Year accordingly.

When it comes down to it, it’s all about ATT-i-tude! What you do from this day forward is a result of your ATT-i-tude about what went before and what awaits you. Love it—live it.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ January 1978 
We’re still movin’ an’ groovin’ to December’s leftover Holiday mojo. In fact, as Saturday Night Fever gains cult status, we keep its soundtrack at the top of the radio music charts ‘til sum—sum—summertime! 

Notable notes 39 Years Ago this Month: The Great Blizzard of 1978 pounded the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions. Let’s not have a repeat.
And, while “Stayin’ Alive” had staying power at #3 on San Diego’s B-100 radio survey at month’s end, it was a two-fer that showed ATT-i-tude at the top of the chart—Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”! Great way to start the year—let’s do it again!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
It’s good that earthy Capricorns take us into the New Year ( Dec 22-Jan 19; like 39AHC birthday gal, Erin, left). Their stable, determined ways help us focus after we’ve picked up the party plates.

Have a Capricorn friend? Good person to discuss your future with—they’ll support you, while playing Devil’s Advocate to help you avoid the coming year’s pitfalls.
When we slide into the mid-month post-Holiday doldrums, luckily, airy Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) is there to brighten up the horizon. Intellectually stimulating, with a flair for fun, Aquarius will add sunshine to your dark, stormy winter days. But don’t match up Aquarians with Capricorns—they clash in the cosmos!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude 
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter ~ Mark Twain. So true, Mr. Twain (Samuel Clemens, 1835-1910). And nothing so aging as a frown.

Turn that frown upside down, and let’s get on with the year!

Happy UN-Birthday JANUARY 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Erin, Chris, Jodie and Joe!)

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