Family, Christmas Birds and … BINGO! … It’s the Holidays!
It’s no secret. Some of you 39ers have been playing Bingo since childhood, and never stopped! Long past the kiddie game and fundraising stage, it has grown into a bona fide gambling institution. That’s okay … if ya win. If ya don’t … well … that’s why it’s called “gambling”! But somebody is going to win. May as well be you, right?
Do you know Bingo has been around in some form or other since the 1500s? True story. Or so Wiki says. However, it wasn’t until December 1929 that toy merchandiser, Edwin Lowe, spotted the game at a traveling carnival and the rest is proverbial history.
Besides Bingo, DECEMBER 39ers, what other birthday party games do you have up your sleeve? Read on for a new one, and more reasons to celebrate …
Along with Your UN-Birthday ~ Happy DECEMBER Celebrations
December 14th: Christmas Bird Count Week starts December 14 and continues through January 5, 2020! Link … Yes, seriously! “Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, an early officer in the then-nascent Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition—a ‘Christmas Bird Census’ that would count birds during the holidays rather than hunt them.”
And you can join in! Wouldn’t this be a fun event for the whole family?!
December 23rd: Family Roots Day – Speaking of family bird counting, while you’re at it, use therecord memories of childhood and each other. Designate an interviewer and push the record button; or make a game of it – urge everyone to write out a favorite Holiday memory, put them in a bowl, and draw out, one-by-one. Everyone guesses whose memory it is, and the one with the most right guesses, wins!
Don’t forget to gather those memories together for later documenting in a family Living Legacy. Another day, you’ll be glad you did.
December 26th: National Candy Cane Day – Well shoot, we had to have something here about sweets! The day after Christmas, you may be starting your un-decorating … what else to do with those adorable striped candy canes – but eat them!?
For 39ers who Follow the Stars
Is it any wonder the Archer leads us into December, with an eye on the New Year? Sagittarian 39ers (11/22-12/21) are habitually upbeat and always seeking new experiences, like a good party. You may see more than one vivacious Sagittarian strutting into the festivities this season, empowered in purple and with a hint of gold, of course.
Then, in strolls destination-minded Capricorn (12/22-01/19). That is, if you’re able to pry them away from business. They may love a good party, but work is their true paramour. We need the Earthy Caps to guide us solidly into the new year and decade, with conservative determination. Don’t be surprised if their New Year’s resolutions are already written down and prioritized!
January 1, 2020 is not only the beginning of a bright New Year, but offers the promise of a fresh New Decade. Make 2020 your year of golden goals in spirit and deed.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
It’s easy to say, oh, it’s just another Christmas. Remember, it’s a celebration of birth. New beginnings are always worth celebrating. ~ L. Rochelle
Don’t wait, start now! Happy UN-Birthday DECEMBER 39ers: This one’s for you, kids – Linda, Patricia, Ken, and Kevin!
Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!
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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 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!
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