Welcome to summer July 39ers! We’ll vibrantly celebrate this summer month of fireworks (literally and politically) with sparkly cucumber fresco cocktails until we slide into an afternoon nap for August and wake up refreshed for the Holidays in September. Party on …
JULY 39ers ~ And More!
Freedom begins at home. Especially true today—in our imposed home worlds. We are free to color our world any color(s) we choose. Create your favorite palette of décor colors for a home makeover, find fun graphics to color your walls, or even learn a new art to give voice to your inner self!
July: No better time to enjoy World Watercolor Month and freedom to express yourself. As the site creator of this colorful celebration, Charlie O’Shields tells us, “… artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education …” Go for it!
of July: With so many protests about America and the men
and women who created the opportunity to ring the Declaration of
Independence into being, this month
we need ask ourselves—what does America mean to us? Not just on this day, or
its intrinsic value, but is there anywhere else you would rather live?
If yes is your answer, then by all means … head on out. What are you waiting for?
If no, but you’re not thrilled with America’s laws and voluminous benefits it offers its citizens—and non-citizens—don’t get angry, GET MOTIVATED. Use your freedoms to help make the country better FOR ALL. There should be no colors except red-white-and-blue people. Make it happen.
July 10th: Let’s have a moment of silent respect for Collector Car Appreciation Day. After all, most of the autos being appreciated expired decades ago! If only I had kept that Emerald Green 1958 Chevy Bel Air … sigh.
Never in a million years did I think I’d ever honor moths in my writings. What
else can I do though, when millions of people worldwide celebrate National
Fun facts from NMW site: “Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species. … Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.” And they can prove it, with 100,000 photos from around the globe, on their site. Fly on over!
July 25th: Yeehaw, ya-all! It’s the National Day of the Cowboy! Although the sponsoring site linked with this day offers details about visiting Ft. Worth, Texas, for the day, there is no overt mention of current venue
|39ers+ remember Yosemite Sam!
But hey, you can celebrate the American Cowboy at home! Wear your best cowpoke hat, faded denim jeans, and carry a big water gun! Pfffffffft! Gotcha! You’re all wet!
For 39ers who Follow the
This month, the Zodiac features two of its most caring star signs. You’re very lucky if a Cancer (June 21-July 22) or Leo (July 23-August 22) July 39er counts you among their favorite people. They both care deeply … but ever so differently.
Male or female, the gallant Cancer is your knight in a shining sea-crusted shell. Woe to the hapless person who seeks to sit between you! As natural leaders, Leos too, are protective and true-blue, just in a flashier, more extravagant way.
This month our Cancer 39ers friends may seem a bit preoccupied and unsettled in personal and professional lives. Listen … laugh … cry … celebrate their UN-birthday … and be there for them by the third week, to help them move on.
The summer also brings flux and drama to the mighty Lions who must decide to roar or not to roar in their business life. No worries. Your Leonine lover will figure it out and by month’s end you’ll enjoy their soft purring once again.
July 39er gift idea: While most of us consider birthstones by month, some bejeweled experts prefer their gems by Zodiac sign. The deep-red ruby is perfect for your Cancer 39ers’ UN-birthday gift of passion, and the lucky Leo who receives a spiritual black onyx will delight in its mystery.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
American Freedom allows us … Protests for changing minds … Laws for changing with the times. Neither requires violence. ~ L. Rochelle
wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Yvonne, Ed, Marilyn, Pat, Joyce and Susan!
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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!