Leapin’ Lizards, 39ers! It’s December 1978!
Ah yes, the late ‘70s. Music flowed around us in slivers of love and broken hippie beads, as swirling Psychedelic music ignored Disco and morphed more forcefully, into Heavy Metal’s crashing beat. Well, for some.
The music charts, however, spouted love and lust for December 1978. Fans of WKTQ/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, swooned with Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand’s #1 hit, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”; while WLS/Chicagoland’s idea of Holiday hotness was chart-topper, “Hot Child in the City” (Nick Gilder).
Personally, I grooved to an up-and-coming hit, “Double Vision,” by Foreigner; obviously in the Christmas spirits … I mean, spirit … with some yummy eggnog. 😊 It entered the scene at #26 on KHJ’s Top Thirty in Los Angeles, but already kicking the top ten at WLS. Fill my eyes with that double vision …♪
Speaking of blurry vision … what’s that … up in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s … it’s …
Superman! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound …
He bounded into our lives in a December 10, 1978 preview at the Kennedy Center, and flew over gaping mouths across the US in its national debut, December 15th.
Just for the record, there can never be another Superman to rival Christopher Reeve. (With an admiring nod to George Reeves—TV’s iconic Superman of the 1950s.)
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Sagittarians explode into December, excited about the year-end and a promising New Year, with Capricorn.
In this month dominated by red and green, Sagittarius and Capricorn stride regally to the beat of a different Little Drummer Boy, in shades of purple, offset by glowing turquoise. December’s gemstone symbol of good fortune and success is polished bright for your New Year.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
With age, you learn to respect life’s three-dimensional march: a learned nod to your past, a toast to your present, and a lottery ticket for your future!
~ LinDee Rochelle, your 39er hostess.
Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ers … Age is a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM
Happy UN-Birthday DECEMBER 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Linda, Ms. Patricia, Santa, Ken, and Kevin!)
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