Tag, You’re IT! MAY We Bring You a Month of Smiles
Celebrating MAY UN-birthdays is easy to do … at least for the women … when there are flowers, candy, balloons, and gifts galore online and in stores. You’ll need to stretch a tad for the guys, but May rolls us into summer with BBQ and outdoor guy-stuff, too. Let’s see what other reasons and ways to revel in the last month of spring …
Celebrate MAY 39er UN-Birthdays ~ And for More Fun
For pure, unadulterated retail advertising, you can’t beat a company that gives itself a “holiday” to celebrate with its customers. It’s MAYtag Month! The venerable large appliance maker has been around since long before even the oldest of us were in diapers (1893)—and then they washed them. Yes, some of us were not born in the era of Pampers. And somewhere along the way, their iconic “Maytag Man” (introduced in 1967) went from dependable but lonely, to strong and sexy!
Another reason to grin with a giggle … MAY is National Smile Month. Well, for some reason, it runs May 18-June 18 … whatever works … smiles never really go out of style.
This “holiday” is founded on dental health concepts, but I embrace the idea for simply … smiling. This MAY more than any other in recent history, we need to seek reasons to smile. Or … do we really need a reason? I’ve always loved the old adage, “Smile. It makes everyone else wonder what you’ve been up to.” And then I smile even wider, with the thought. Try it!
While we celebrate Moms, we don’t always think of her squarely in the present day. It’s natural to think of Mom and other parts-‘n’-pieces of family, relative to our existence in past and future. That brings us to Personal History Month!
Although many writers offer services to help you write your autobiography, you may not want someone else peeking into your life, or to make it so “formal.” That’s OK. It can also be a DIY project, and start with simply recording snippets of memories. (Always add an approximate date and/or age for easy reference.)
With the Internet (and our “extra” time at home right now), it’s easy to create a place for family-only members to congregate thoughts and notes. What better month and way to begin your own Living LegacyTM?
10th ~ Mother's Day
15th ~ Straw Hat Day
25th ~ National Wine Day
25th ~ Memorial Day (Since we’re at home, perfect time to celebrate with wine!)
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
May flowers for Moms! Whether you’re deliberate and steadfast Taurus guys and gals (April 20-May 20) based in earthy complexity —or party-hearty Geminis (May 21-June 20) eager for a full moon gala, Mom isn’t far from your thoughts.
Taurus 39ers mirror the charming, multi-faceted cuts of this month’s fine emerald birthstone. Much like Mom, its depth goes beyond the surface and roots calmly in its many mindful crevices.
Also like Mom, the emerald’s twinkle shimmers brightly over quick-witted and chatty Geminis too. Just try to leave them out of a MAY celebration! You’ll struggle to keep up with the energetic twin-sign as they rush through the month, adding their seemingly magic touch to every moment.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Meaning of Aging with ATTitude? Never having to see a gray day. That’s what hair color is for! ~ L. Rochelle
Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday MAY 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Craig, Susie, Pauline, Vicki, and Judith!
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 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!