Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday July 39ers

July 39ers Celebrate the Red-White-and-Blue! 
Isn’t it cool that everybody celebrates your birth month, July 39ers?! Well, ok, many are partying for Independence Day—and then we’ll party on ‘til Labor Day—but hey, your “liberated youth” is worth a toast too!

So CHEERS to your UN-birthday 39ers, as we go red-white-and-blue for the rest of the summer.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ July 1978             
Yep, the picture disc is in my collection.
21st Peter Frampton may have experienced second thoughts about starring in a Beatles-related music film without The Beatles; even though the venerable Bee Gees provided the soundtrack. Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band debuted to vicious reviews and low box office sales. Nevertheless, it’s fondly remembered thirty-nine years later, along with the original Beatles album of the same name, celebrating its 50th year (1967).

25th – We celebrated the birth of our nation at the beginning of the month, and just a few weeks later, scientists celebrated the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby (IVF). Welcome, Louise, to the 39 and Holding Club!

What other summer hot stuff was goin’ on? Throughout July 1978 we spent our sunburned evenings enjoying the boob tube’s MASH, One Day At A Time, Little House on the Prairie, and Laverne and Shirley. Back in the day … as today … we watched shows with ATT-i-tude!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
July’s gemstone via the American Gem Society is celebrated as the royal Ruby, but … “In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, the (American) National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list.” (Wiki)  

The Ruby, specified by modern calendar methods, is said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love. Ancient astrologers, however, proclaimed Cancer (June 21-July 22) should enjoy the qualities of the majestic emerald, while Leo (July 23-Aug 22), rules with the mysterious onyx.

Based on all the info, I’m for wearing, buying, enjoying, whatever floats your boat!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent* ...  that is to triumph over old age.
~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich;1836 – 1907, author The Story of a Bad Boy. [*And sometimes mischievously irreverent 😉]

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Gary [RIP], John, Yvonne, Ed, Nancy [RIP], Marilyn, Pat, Joyce – Phew! Lots of July 39ers! Winters were fun 39 years ago. 😊)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday June 39ers

Smile June 39ers! Makes ‘em Wonder What You’re Up to … 

Every UN-birthday month is special at 39AHC, but this month is especially fun as we celebrate with a celebrated cool cat … the Cheshire Cat? Nah, it’s Garfield* and his sh*t-eatin’ grin …

39 Years Ago this Month ~ June 1978
6th:  Drive-in Movie Day. Um, Boomers will be the only ones who know why that’s a “day.” 😏

16th:  Grease debuted! Though the drive-in was in decline by the late ‘70s, it’s still possible you chose the passion pit to get cozy with your honey and enjoy John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John doing the same.
19th:  *Garfield’s goofy grin first gave us a belly laugh when he debuted this day in 1978. The same year, creator Jim Davis, took advantage of the novelty transistor radio craze with this adorable Garfield tunester.

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
Whether you’re channeling your inner Gemini Twins (05/21 – 06/20) or kicking sand in your Cancer Crab mood (06/21 – 07/22), there is always a reason to party hearty.

Look to Gemini for clever party options. Quick thinkers and inquisitive, you can count on them for festive ways to connect with friends and family. While the latter part of June, finds the stalwart Cancer nurturing party-goer headaches as the Zodiac’s loyal and loving caregiver.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
            ~ C. S. Lewis,1898 – 1963; author, Chronicles of Narnia (at the age of 52+)

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday JUNE 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Sally, Christine & Melanie!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday MAY 39ers

First of Many Merry Mays  

Are you a first-time 39er? Welcome to the club! Seriously … don’t fret … 39 and Holding is a badge of honor, not a lamentable milestone.

This is the moment in life when you’ve accrued enough wisdom and knowledge to pursue your lifelong passion, or discover the passion that will enhance the rest of your life!

Or … are you 39 and Holding … again?! Yahoo! you’re enjoying freedom of the mind and the joy of ATT-i-tude.

39 Years Ago this Month ~ MAY 1978             
Rock & Roll movies made a big splash heading into summer, the year you first-time 39ers were born. Do the rest of you remember …

13th: even beating out The Beatles for a while, Barry Gibb’s prolific songwriting passion finally paid off. He climbed the music charts to become the only songwriter to grab Billboard’s top spot with four consecutive #1 singles. Barry eventually expanded that to six #1 tunes, and shares the record with Lennon and McCartney. He kinda had a push up the charts—it all started on a Saturday night in December 1977.

18th: more movie magic came in the release of The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey. It picked up the Academy Award (1979) for Best Music and several more; and solidified Gary as a bona fide major Hollywood player, in his nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Doesn’t it seem to you that the best movies include Rock & Roll??

31st: National Senior Health & Fitness Day – I know, I know, you newbies don’t want to be called “senior” yet. However, if you’ve been sedentary in the past couple of years, it’s time to get moving. Love this year’s theme: With Movement… There’s Improvement. And that’s especially true for you 39ers who have been 39 for a couple-ten-years-or-more. J

For 39ers who Follow the Stars   
Just like moms and May flowers, MAY 39ers are multi-faceted with complexity to match. Deliberate and down-to-earth Taurus (April 20-May 20) transforming into quick-witted and chatty Gemini (May 21-June 20) is a big leap. Even if your mom or other loved one is on the cusp and caught between, you gotta love ‘em anyway!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude 
What’s the point of eating healthy and exercising? Who wants to live to be 89?
   Response: Someone who’s 88.
~ From BBC television series, Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 3: “Blue Herrings”

Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday MAY 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Susie, Pauline, and Judith!)
Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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