From National Rose Month … and cautiously reopening the country so we can stop and smell the roses … to a virtual Dandelion Wine festival, World Oceans Day and American Eagle Day, June is a breakout month to celebrate more than June 39ers!
Celebrating JUNE 39ers ~ And More!
June 8th: Living the SoCal life, I honor oceans more than one World Oceans Day per year—oceans are more than summer frolic destinations—they serve all life on Earth. It’s good for everyone to understand how important our oceans are and what we can do not only to enjoy them, but to help protect them.
All Month: Only your nose knows … and we certainly know when the heady aroma of roses is nearby. As a relatively healthy 39er (or trying to be), I walk nearly every day for 20-30 minutes. My usual route takes me by several neighboring yards with incredible roses. Pictured are a couple of my favorite. If only we had virtual noses!
Without a yard-full, there is always a small bouquet available from your local store to enjoy National Rose Month and remind you how beautiful they are in vision and scent. Oh … and did I mention they’re June’s birth month flower? Another bonus for June 39ers …
June 13th: Not as fragrant, but certainly no less popular, there are numerous *Dandelion Festivals throughout the year and around the country. This year the popular Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine Arts & Music Festival usually held in Waukegan, Illinois, is virtual on June 13th. Everyone is welcome! (BYOW: Bring your own wine. 😊)
June 20th: Just as important as we lead into what I hope will still be a patriotic month of July, is American Eagle Day. Protecting bald eagles, our national symbol of freedom and strength, is also crucial to who and what we Americans—of all color—stand for. Protecting our freedoms is most important—but not through rioting, at the expense of retail neighbors and friends. Let’s make a statement, not a disaster.
|39AHC Vintage Collection. Garfield|
For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Is it any wonder Garfield (the impish comics cat with ATTitude) is a Gemini? June 19th he celebrates yet another 39er UN-birthday and is the perfect twin personality in a mischievous tabby.
Quick-minded Geminis (05/21-06/20) focus on whatever is in front of them in the moment … work, errands, party. Did someone say party?! The quintessential party planner, Gemini finds festive ways—even in a party for one—to devise a real or virtual gala for a friend, or themselves!
On the 21st, the compassionate Cancer (06/21-07/22) smooths the hungover Gemini brow and nurtures them back to reality as no other Zodiac sign can. Often crusty on the surface, their inner nature of loyalty and love makes it easy to forgive the occasional admonishment delivered a tad gruffly.
As June heats up, it’s time to venture out cautiously with the twins and the crab … put your flip flops on and pour another vodka smoothie to celebrate!
*Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Have you wished on a dandelion lately? You’re never too old to pucker up and blow! ~ L. Rochelle
Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday JUNE 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Sally, Christine, and Melanie!
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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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