Friday, March 8, 2019

March 2019 Happy UN-Birthday 39ers

March 39ers March to a Different Drumbeat 

What makes you … you? Do you ever wonder—or agonize over—how you became the person you are at this moment?

Some of us go through life without ever delving into their psyche. They just are. Others question every move they make. Why do we do that? No one truly knows. Life is full of mysteries, and by March when we’re beginning to get cabin fever from winter’s hibernation, our minds wander even if our bodies can’t.

We can ask all the questions we want, and even come up with answers … at least some type of justification … but there are no right and wrong suppositions to define the mysteries of life. SO—let’s skip the philosophical and get right into March 39ers’ party-hearty parties!

39er Fitness and Fun
Slowly march into your exercises this month (if you’ve been lax this winter), to softly stretch your muscles after the long winter’s nap. I’ve heard accolades of how Tai Chi is physically and mentally beneficial, plus gentle on your body, though I have not yet given it a try. How about you? Perhaps it’s time.
Tai Chi is not too strenuous and oddly calming, I understand. Even the venerable Mayo Clinic suggests, “Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.” Time to limber up!

39 Years Ago this Month ~ MARCH 1980        
Sotheby’s London auction house got into the Rock & Roll mood to offer up several items 39 Years Ago that would be worth considerably more today …
March 3rd: a napkin signed by Elvis Presley from the Rivera Hotel in Las Vegas fetched around $656 (₤500). Wonder if it was “used”?  
Not into Elvis? Then you must be a Beatles fan! Four U.S. dollar bills – one each signed by a Beatle, actually went for less (collectively) at approximately $288 (£220). Bet they’d be worth way more than Elvis today!
Mi Amigo 1974; sank 1980
And what do you think a collection of wonderfully personal letters once owned by the Rolling Stones sold for? They also brought an estimated $288 (£220). For me, worth would be in knowing whether they were TO or FROM the venerable Stones. Anyone can write to them …
March 20th: Though England strived to control R&R Radio stations, despite such iconic British artists, England’s Rock fans reveled in pirate radio stations that broadcast offshore, anchored in the Atlantic’s deep seas. On this date in 1980, a ravaging storm sank Mi Amigo, Radio Caroline’s favorite ship, leaving only its mast above water. The DJs narrowly escaped a watery demise in a daring rescue. DJ Stevie Gordon’s parting words to listeners, “For the moment from all of us, goodbye and God bless.”
            Enjoy Radio Caroline Flashbacks online, for your fave music of the 1960s and ‘70s!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Pensive Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) and airy Aries 39ers (Mar 21-Apr 19) march grandly through the month, step-dancing to their own drumbeat.
Lighten up Pisces it’s your month to party! You feel everyone else’s pain; but there is only so
much you can do. Empathize or sympathize, whichever is your strength, then take care of yourself. 
While we appreciate Pisces’ help, let’s applaud the valiant and audacious Aries—always ready to grab the bull by the horns. With success the likely outcome, we can forgive their extremes and enjoy their energy.
Whether you favor the Zodiac colors of light green for lively Pisces or passionate red for Aries, Kelly green will dominate Irish American Heritage MonthSlainte! (Cheers!)

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
            ~ LinDee Rochelle

This one’s for you, kids – Happy UN-Birthday MARCH 39ers: Steven, Pat (RIP), Susan, Jim!
Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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!