Many Thanks for Pets, Peanut Butter & Jukeboxes!
In addition to National Gratitude Month—after all, Thanksgiving is November’s premiere holiday—there are many other ways to give thanks and celebrate your life. C’mon along 39ers!
Along with Your UN-Birthday ~ Happy NOVEMBER Celebrations
It isn’t all about Thanksgiving, you know. Well … maybe it is. But still, turkey isn’t the only celebrated food in November. Last one to the table buys the wine …
<>It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Month! With any luck, someone in your potluck feasts this month will bake a batch or two of Holiday Peanut Butter cookies. My favorite! And yet, I didn’t know …
Peanut butter was originally made for people with no teeth. Although I knew of one, I also didn’t know …Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Virginia's Thomas Jefferson and Georgia's Jimmy Carter.
In a high-pressure environment, peanut butter can be turned into diamonds. How cool is that?! NOW they have my attention!
<>Looking for love in all the wrong places? Celebrate Adopt A Senior Pet Month and revel in unconditional love! Humans aren’t the only 39ers—older pets tend to be less appreciated, so show your love and count your best playful years together.
<>And a designation near and dear to my ol’ heart: Family Stories Month*! Have you thought about it? Leaving your legacy, I mean. Since we don't have a crystal ball that tells us when we'll ... well, you know ... leaving your legacy at any age is important. Do it now.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reminisce and listen for stories you may not have heard before; give your family and friends your full focus. Maybe even set a recorder or camera to cover your golden turkey day (or tofu, or other scrumptious meal) for posterity—and your Book of Family Stories.
Usually I also list a couple of fun day-events to celebrate too but have decided from this month forward to give only one special day a mention. Month-long celebrations feel more appropriate. So what’s on tap for November 2019? Get your dancing shoes on and let’s par-TAY!
November 27th: There’s nothing like, ♪ Singing, I love rock and roll | So put another dime in the jukebox, baby … ♪ (**Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, 1982) because it’s National Jukebox Day! Give a nod to TouchTunes, which established this fun national day; but I did not include their site here, as it is not a secure link. (**See my policies, below.) However, RePlay Magazine has a 2016 article that tells you all about it, and it’s just tooooooo much of a fun day not to list it for your enjoyment.
While the jukebox is glorified in Rock & Roll, it hit the “juke joints” long before the 1950s when popular music began to Rock. Now an iconic piece of musical history, the once ubiquitous mechanical bar band is fondly remembered in more than one song. **Joe Diffie made it clear, ♪ Fill my boots up with sand, put a stiff drink in my hand | Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die … ♪ (1993)
Do you have any secrets? Of course, we all do. If you count an inquisitive Scorpio (10/23-11/21) as your friend, you won’t have them for long! Scorpios make great investigators and researchers, as they delve into the depths of anything that catches their attention. Including you! However, their integrity won’t let them tell unless you OK it.
No worries with a lively Sagittarian (11/22-12/21), as they’re too busy to dive below the surface, preferring to plan your next 39er party or extreme adventure outing. Make no mistake though, they aren’t frivolous. Sagittarians are focused as they take aim and home in on the horizon. Ambitious and driven also describes the often very successful Sagittarian. Count yourself fortunate to be in their inner circle.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Life is a gift, one birthday at a time. ~ Heartline/Hallmark Cards (Wish I’d thought of that one! Perfect for 39ers.)
Don’t wait, start now! Happy UN-Birthday NOVEMBER 39ers: This one’s for you, kids – JV, Jackie, and Yours Truly!
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* If a holiday link on Brownielocks.com is more than two years old, I rarely use it, and seek something more contemporary or updated; in this case, it is my PenchantForPenning.com “Legacy” link.
** For yours (and my) online security I am following a relatively new policy of not listing links to sites without a secure connection, as indicated in the browser address bar. Sadly, this includes many prominent celebrity and supposedly respectable sites.
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 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!
Note: FYI – All links in the 39AHC site are personally visited, verified, and vetted. Most are linked to commonly accessed sites of reputable note. However, as with everything cyber-security, use at your own discretion. Holiday calendar info and links accessed and enjoyed at Brownielocks.com.