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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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers

Like a Diamond in the Sky 

April ATT-i-tudes
12th – Walk on Your Wild Side Day: It’s been declared by somebody … no one seems to know who, but I’m all for it! What can you do this day … month … year … that is just a tad out of your comfort zone? Need a nudge? Try an offbeat daily excursion in your town or city. Here’s a list for Los Angeles … Wheeeeeeee!

24th - International Sauvignon Blanc Day: Join The Wine Club Group in celebrating a celebrated grape! Don’t know much about it? All you need to know … and then some. Yum … I’ll drink to that! And if you couple it with your new Wild Side … check out how much fun grape stomping can be.😉 (Yep, you Boomers know where the link goes … LU-CY!)

39 Years Ago this Month ~ APRIL 1978  
Quirky Annie Hall won best picture at the 50th Academy Awards. The 1977 movie starred Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, in a poignant romance that captured the era and endeared itself in the realm of classic movies.

While Annie stole our hearts, April 22nd captured our funny bones. The Blues Brothers rocked onto the Saturday Night Live stage for their first appearance on the iconic show (back when it truly Rocked!).

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
As Aries (March 21st – April 19th) turns its spirited back on us in mid-month, reality-based Taurus (April 20th – May 20th) picks up the slack to guide us into the rites of spring.

Have you ever noticed that both Sun Signs feature horns? Hmmmm … says a lot about free-thinking Aries, and stubborn … I mean, practical and dedicated … Taurus.
Shopping for birthday gifts? Red permeates the Aries psyche, whether they know it or not; and of course, Earth green … for Earth Day on the 22nd… falls into Taurus’s earthy spectrum. But it’s the clarity of the lustrous diamond that will capture the attention of both, as April’s gemstone.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
            ~ Luis Buñuel Portolés; Spanish filmmaker, 1900-1983.

Cheese and wine can age, but for 39ersAge is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM 

Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers,
(Here’s lookin’ at you, kids – 39AHC Birthday 39ers, Uncle Elvin! Whoohoo – 95 years young!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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