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!)
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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 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!