We’re breaking heat temperature records across the country this summer. It’s no wonder August is often known as the hottest month of the year.
While you’re seeking ways to thrive and survive, and celebrate 39er birthdays, enjoy reminiscing about …
39 Years Ago this Month ~ AUGUST 1979
August 24th: Rock music cult film, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School featuring the Ramones, hit the streets on this day. Do you know it could have been called Disco High (as a dirge for its demise?) or Heavy Metal Kids (a nod to its uptick in popularity)? Punk Rock prevailed …
August 25th: “’My Sharona’ by The Knack hits #1 on the Billboard charts.” So says Wiki. But super-competitive radio station, KFRC/San Francisco, jammed it to the top at least two weeks earlier. What made this simple tune so special? Sharona wasn’t that compelling, but apparently, we were tired of saccharin songs and disco. Sharona’s #1 status knocked them off the top for the first time in more than a year! It was enough to signal the coming resurgence of Rock and Heavy Metal.
August 25th: Castle recently ended its long run (2009-2016) on ABC as America’s “sweetheart” sleuth dramedy. But on this day 39 Years Ago, ABC debuted another adorable and cutesy series, Hart to Hart, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. Jennifer Hart: “After all the trouble we’ve been through, you want to marry me?” Jonathan: “Well, I’m sure we won’t get into trouble on a weekly basis.” Romantically prophetic.
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Got a summer party to make a splash at? Chances are you’ll meet one or two party-loving Leos (07/23-08/22), and look out for the impish Virgos (08/23-09/22)!
Don’t worry, you’ll be able to tell them apart. The boisterous Leos command attention in any gathering, even during our hot and steamy heatwaves. They make it easy for Virgos to sneak in while your head’s turned, and plant a big, wet (but refreshing) kiss on your cheek.
Also commanding attention in August is its statuesque birth month flower, the Gladiolus stalk, embodying its nickname of “sword lily.” August 39ers, hold your stance, and take your slice of summer fun to the hilt!
To cool off, peer into the depths of this month’s soothing green birthstone. It’s easy to believe stories of the Peridot’s magical powers and healing properties, as it mesmerizes with multi-layered cool, green facets.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
“Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up!” ~ Anonymous
[Hence, the booming business of wrinkle creams!]
Cheers to Senior Citizens Day August 21st!
Great cheese and wine need aging, but for 39ers Age is just a number … LIFE is ATT-i-tude!TM
Happy UN-Birthday AUGUST 39ers,
(This one’s for you, kids – 39AHC UN-Birthday 39ers: Linda, Jim, Stephanie and Tanya!)
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