Saturday, November 7, 2020

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers Grateful NOVEMBER 2020

This Month Live Charitably, Love More and Laugh Often 

From 12:01a.m. on All Hallow’s Day (November 1) to the Full Moon on November 30th, this is an exceptional feast and frolic month! If your birthday falls in this month, all the better … we can’t ignore what went before, but we can certainly cherish life more … and smile.

Celebrating NOVEMBER 39ers ~ And More!

It should go w/o saying that this is Gratitude Month … but I’m saying it anyway, just in case … and yes, it’s a real, recognized designation … so THANK YOU for reading this humble writer’s blog.

And beyond that, we’re into the Foodie Season! Scrumptious foods and their corresponding “special” days await! Let’s get into it, 39ers, like we were ten years old again …

Do you know that in spite of turkey, pumpkin, and various spices that permeate this Thanksgiving month, it is also National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? “By law, any product labeled ‘peanut butter’ in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts,” says the National Peanut Board. As it should be.

November 9-15th:
Another legume that doesn’t enjoy quite the same reputation as peanuts, often suffers a bad rap in the kitchen. I’m one of the few I know who celebrates National Split Pea Soup Week. Also called “pulse” … “a Latin word meaning thick soup used to describe the edible seeds of legumes.” This pea-green dish has been celebrated in America since 1969 … seriously? Excellent. And there you have it. Eat your veggies in pulse.

November 19th: From food to fashion, join a cause that brings back the core and soul of American commerce … American Made Matters Day is the brainchild of Bollman Hats’ president/CEO, Don Rongione. The employee owned American company tells you why it matters and where to buy American.
      “We have established an organization called American Made Matters and now, we have 365 members in 45 states … Our goal is to emphasize the quality and design of products made by Americans. And our mission is to educate the consumer that buying American-made products strengthens the American dream.” (MR Magazine, 10/12/16, by David Rose) Let’s do it.

November 20th: Speaking of peanuts, it’s well known in my family that I am a peanut butter nuthead and a bit of a chocoholic. Imagine my delight when I stumbled on National Peanut Butter Fudge Day! “Peanuts are heart healthy, a good source of fiber and contain mostly good fats.” Um, sans the chocolate, of course. It’s also my birthday so guess who’s indulging? (And in case you’re wondering, of course, I’m 39 and Holdingagain.)

November 25th: Are you ready? While we’re prepping for tomorrow’s feast, let’s dance a little merry jiggle to #OldTimeRock&Roll tunes on the jukebox! Call it pre-Thanksgiving exercise. Get your boogie on with National Jukebox Day (day before Thanksgiving) and take some pictures, then hashtag with #NationalJukeboxDay and share ‘em!

November 26th: Besides the familial food, fun and frolic of Thanksgiving Day … oh who am I kidding? It’s all about food, fun and frolic … if you’re not doing the cooking. Otherwise, it’s all about rushing around the kitchen trying to time a variety of hot dishes to hit the table at the same time! 

November 30th: Sit back and sip the warmth of Cider Monday (Monday after Thanksgiving) – oh yes, I know it’s also “Cyber Monday” and you-all can spend your time online, shopping away your dollars … me, I’m gonna relax and give myself a break with a yummy spiced-mulled apple cider cocktail to celebrate Cider Monday, and the true beginning of the Holidays. Cheers to you!

To wind up the month, while you have the family all in one place, or together on a Zoom-fest, ask each to share a reminiscence for Family Stories Month. Make it dessert.

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
There’s a common misconception that Scorpio folks (10/23-11/21)  are out for blood, with their mighty stingers. In truth, those sharp-pointed tail ends are designed for defense and they would rather die than attack. However, when backed into a corner, make no mistake … they are formidable opponents. In contrast, they do love a good party!

      In the latter part of the month, Sagittarians (11/22-12/21) are perfect Thanksgiving party planners. They’ll track every detail and if you don’t want them to take over everything and go a little crazy with exotic designs, be specific. They love specifics. If you’re close to an Archer, be ready for adventure. They’re never without it.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude 
If you’ve made it to 39 and Holding, you have stories to share. Laugh, relive, and enjoy. Do it now.  
~ L. Rochelle

Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday NOVEMBER 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – JV, Jackie, and Moi!

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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 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!



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