Friday, January 8, 2021

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers January 2021 Soup’s On!

Party Hearty from Soups to Nuts!

As if new 39ers joining our ranks this month isn’t enough reason to par-tay, it’s National Soup Month!       
      Who else but Campbell could sponsor this special month designation?? Homemade or from a can, soup is the ultimate winter comfort food. Goodness knows, we ALL need a lot of comfort as we head into a new year of political chaos and health hazards. Bring on the soup, chocolate, cheese, beer, and throw in some fun for good measure …

Celebrating JANUARY 39ers ~ And More! 

January 11th: Brownielocks—the definitive calendar site for real and totally unreal holidays and “special” days of the year—isn’t just another pretty site. Its owner has declared today, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day! Now isn’t that cool? For example, my name: LinDee = .-....-.-.... (although capital letters are ignored in MC).
      Actually, you can also learn phrases in the “dits and dahs” of the International Morse Code that’s been around since 1832. Brownielocks muses, “There is concern that within 50 years or so, this form of communication will die off due to more modern technology …”
Samuel Morse, with friends and co-developers of the then sophisticated system, (physicist) Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail, would be terribly disappointed.

      As suggested, for the phrase below I entered two spaces between each word (in case you smarties who know Morse Code are reading) to better visualize the word distinction. 
-.....  .-----.-..-..-..  .....-...  --.----..  -...--...! What do you think it means? Drum roll, please …

The world has gone nuts!
… Well, you can’t argue that!
      Have some fun with your friends and family and find a way to create your own Morse Code language!  

January 13th: National Sticker Day celebrates the birth of Ray Stanton Avery … you office administrators likely know his surname well … as the venerable creator of Avery Dennison labels. However, it was in 1935 that he brainstormed to offer the world the first viable self-adhesive labels for price stickers, which led to establishing the Avery Dennison Corporation. And check out the Guinness World Record for Largest Sticker Ball!
      While Avery was instrumental in taking stickers mainstream, apparently history shows that shrewd 1880s merchants used gum paste to apply labels to products and attract the attention of strolling buyers.
      Now, of course, we apply stickers to nearly everything! Go sticker-happy today!

 January 20th: National Cheese Lovers Day: OK, I had to make an executive decision about
including this special day and not include the outdated Chuck E. Cheese links that accompanied the listing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent my fair share of time in their crowded and crazy cheesy restaurants, but I don’t use outdated links for ya-all.

      As a bona fide cheese lover though, the day had to be noted! So to give the day its due, I found some terrific super cheesy food recipes for us to try while we celebrate 39ers and cheese!

January 24th: Attention beer drinkers! Beer Can Day is for you! Yep, a real day devoted to beer cans. Imagine that. Although the History site begins the beer can’s story with the partnership of Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company & the American Can Company in 1935, according to Wiki’s page for Krueger Beer, it actually got its tentative start in 1933.

January 24th: It’s Belly Laugh Day! There is no official link for this listed “special day,” but don’t you think it’s fun and funny, since it landed on the same day as Beer Can Day? You know … beer belly (laugh) and beer … couldn’t help m’self! LOL

 For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Do you feel it Capricorns (12/22/18-01/19/19)? The energy is palpable as you begin a new year with enthusiasm. Everyone wants to start the year with a fresh outlook on life and you have the opportunity to take that to a whole new level of progress. Set your goals with the confidence you can fulfill them and enjoy the road less traveled.

      And what’s in store for you, dear Aquarians (01/20-02/18)? “I have the spirit of change” is your new mantra. Trust your intuition to guide you through a new beginning … beginning being the key word … as you embark on the path of change. Grow with it gradually. But remember it shouldn’t be all work and no play … have fun too!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude 
Struggling with aging? Don’t. Respect the process and yourself, and opportunity to learn from the changes. 
~ L. Rochelle 

Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday & New Year JANUARY 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Renée, Erin, Chris, Jodie and Joe!

Happy New Year!!

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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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