February 39ers are in it for the LOVVVVE
Long before healthy living became a “thing” St. Valentine’s Day meant loading up on chocolate, schoolyard declarations of puppy love, and handmade Valentines.
For adults, it’s the optimum day to propose with a gi-normous diamond ring … and loads of chocolate.
We urge 39 and Holding Club’s 39ers to celebrate the venerable non-holiday, or not … just do what makes your heart happy ... with dark chocolate. :-) Speaking of which …
39er Fitness and Fun
Ah yes … the month of L-O-V-E. And American Heart Month of course. So while you’re taking care of your significant other’s heart, or if you’re alone but not lonely, don’t forget your own red-blooded heart. Get it pumping with a fun romp down Memory Lane …
39 Years Ago this Month ~ FEBRUARY 1980
February 13th: Were you holding hands with your squeeze at the 1980 Winter Olympics? The frosty XIII Winter Olympics was Lake Placid, New York’s second hosting opportunity. Popular for winter sports, it was apt that the Olympics’ mascot that year came in the form of adorable “Roni” raccoon, because the furry mammal’s encircled eyes are reminiscent of winter sports goggles. Oooooo-K.
Remember the final day? Famed brass musician, Chuck Mangione, composed and performed the games’ instrumental theme song, “Give It All You Got.” Great advice …
February 23rd: Or perhaps you remember 39 Years Ago the Queen song that showed the love forCrazy Little Thing Called Love” rose to the top of radio charts February 1980.
The throwback tune gave Freddie Mercury’s vocals a rare showcase as it tripped into the Rockabilly genre. If you weren’t in love with them before, you likely felt the love by the time it hit #2 on WLS/Chicago’s MusicRadio 89 chart. ♪ This thing … called love | I just … can't handle it ♪
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Are you a February 39er? The color gods paint you (and your hair) in a kaleidoscope of hues—early Feb quirky but caring Aquarian Water-bearers (Jan 20-Feb 18) can re-style the palette of your moods with turquoise green, or deep purple. Or not so radically, a “normal” bright blue adds a refreshing hue to your wardrobe and/or hair accessories when paired with Pantone’s “Living Coral” for the New Year.
If you’re walking through the sands of time with Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) pals, all shades of green keep you cool with them. Dreamy, sensitive, and intuitively spiritual, Pisces identifies with the month of love for a reason. Their compassion and empathy make everyone around them feel loved.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Only in the pages of my books can I pretend to be young again.
~ Hallmark movie fiction author, Mystery Woman: In the Shadows
LR note: Problem is, I write non-fiction … sigh.
This one’s for you, kids – Happy UN-Birthday February 39ers: Sharon, Rochelle & David!
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Are you a 39er this month? Feel free to share your UN-birthday comments below (click on Comments or if it says No Comments, click that to be the first) 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!