Thursday, June 7, 2018

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers June 2018

June Bugs & 39ers! 

39ers … are you celebrating your UN-birthday with friends and family in an outdoor party? Look out! Here come the June bugs!

Or is it a potato bug … or a green scarab … or … all three? Choose door number three and you win. It seems the squiggly brown or green beetle can be known as a June bug in many parts of the US but look different and have diverse scientific names. They are, however, all in the family. 

Says entomologist, Chris Goforth, better known as The Dragonfly Woman, “My sister and I were playing with the beetles we called potato bugs (i.e., the little brown scarabs, my dad’s name for them) that were crawling on the window screen under the porch light and my mom slipped and called them June bugs and not potato bugs for the first time.  My sister and I were so confused!”

No confusion here. Whatever they’re called, ewww! On with the party …

39 Years Ago this Month ~ JUNE 1979
You may be 39 … again … but if you want to act like a kid again, don’t hold back! Go to Mickey-D’s for your favorite Happy Meal, rent The Muppet Movie, and never, never, ever, be afraid to fly above the clouds!

What am I talking about? Where you in 39 Years Ago this Month?!

June: McDonald's introduces the Happy Meal.
June 22nd: The Muppet Movie is released. Movin' right along | In search of good times and good news | With good friends you can't lose …”
June 25th: Snoopy aka the courageous World War I Flying Ace in his Sopwith Camel, quaked at flying too high. 39ers never quake. 😊 And we still love Snoopy anyway.

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
Geminis, before the Zodiac moves into mellower Cancer (06/20), close your eyes and channel your inner Twins for a mind-melding moment. It’s good for the soul.

Planning your party? Should be a snap for you, as Geminis are known for clever party options. Quick thinkers and inquisitive, there is always a reason to party hearty and they’ll invent festive ways to connect with friends and family.

On the 21st Cancer starts kicking sand in your enemies’ eyes, as we find the stalwart Cancer nursing party-goer headaches. The nurturing crustacean simply must protect and serve! It’s in their loyal and loving nature.

Though you may be crusty on the outside, to those you allow in, Cancer, you’ll always be a softy. It’s a good bet your parties are a little smaller, but they are always filled with your closest loved ones to help you celebrate.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you're wrinkled.
~ Maya Angelou (1928-2014; celebrated poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.)       

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

Happy UN-Birthday JUNE 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Sally, Christine, Melanie!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub


Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers MAY 2018

Make the Most of May, 39ers! 

Heading out on the town this month to celebrate your 39 and Holding UN-birthday? That makes you a 39er! No matter how many times you’ve turned 39, in May it’s still a treat to toast the day with your mom. It’s their month, too, birthday or not. Happy Mother’s Day!

If it’s your first 39er UN-birthday, here’s what life was like for mom … 39 years ago this month

39 Years Ago this Month ~ MAY 1979             
   May 18th: “Disco Duck’s” antics of 1976 still influenced our music, with the Top Ten in major cities touting disco songs. Donna Summer brought on the heat with “Hot Stuff” at #1, KFRC/San Francisco. “Disco Nights” by G.Q. rounded out the top ten, as we boogied our way into summer. “And the music’s tight | on the disco nights …”

   May 25th: Little green men? The “Grays? Oh, no, when we met Alien this day in 1979, it was way more creepy and ominous than those cute little guys. It grossed out enough of us that it won the 1979 Academy Award for Visual Effects. Ewwww! "In space, no one can hear you scream." 

   May 31st: You might recognize the silly comic pup below. He often made us feel human on our worst day (and still does). This day in 1979 was a classic. You know how we dress up for a summer fling, lookin’ oh, so cool … and then stumble, spilling a red fruity drink on the person we were trying to impress? Snoopy always takes his faux pas in stride …

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
Moms bring May flowers, right? Well, it seems like it, since MAY 39er moms—and the rest of you deliberate and down-to-earth Taurus folks (April 20-May 20)—are multi-faceted with complexity to match. Isn’t that a mom attitude?  

But wait, there is more to May 39ers as some of you transform into quick-witted and chatty Gemini go-getters (May 21-June 20). Think fast around your favorite Gemini. Their twin-sign is energetic and versatile, and before you know it, you’re left behind on the way to Mothers’ Day brunch!
Looking for gifts this month?  In the world of flowers, the May lily stands lovely and delicate, as it implies harmony and humility. Or the month’s emerald gemstone is a fine, deep green choice to match the sparkling May personality.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Old age ain’t no place for sissies.
~ Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956; journalist, satirist, known as the "Sage of Baltimore")  

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

Happy UN-Birthday MAY 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Susie, Pauline, Judith & Vicki!)

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

Are you a 39er this month? Feel free to share your UN-birthday comments below and tell us how you really feel about your age and aging. Keep the stories coming!

LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!