UN-Birthday JULY 39ers! We all may not want Christmas IN July (like the Hallmark Channel) but we can
certainly shop in July FOR Christmas. Seriously. I know people doing
that already. You may think they’ve been brainwashed, but there could be a
method to their age-old madness.
It used to be only grandmas and the hyper-organized folks who shopped for the Holidays in summer, but this year, especially, it’s the smart shopper who gets the early Holiday worm. And if we 39ers have learned anything over the years, it’s how to shop! Open … open … open … (Who recalls that iconic Mervyn’s ad?)
JULY 39ers ~ And More!
It’s all over the news how independent retail shops have suffered terribly through covid. Those that made it, still need our business, and there may be some great sales to be had ahead of the Holidays. What better time, too, to show our appreciation for small, local businesses than with July’s Independent Retailer Month?
Great way to start is with your local liquor and book stores! After shopping, drink in hand, settle down with a good paperback book, and enjoy …
: Pineapple lovers unite … it’s Piña Colada Day! Like many great cocktails, its true origin is obscure and claimed by numerous. Most stories link it to Puerto Rico where it's their official drink, and agree on the basic recipe. The IBA’s is listed as white rum, coconut cream (or milk) and pineapple juice. However it came to us, cheers 39ers! I vote for the Piña Colada to be Summer's official drink, how about you? (Its tribute link is to an informative Wiki page, but this one is way more fun!)
It may be Paperback Book Day but since there is no official link for it,
I must give kudos to Kensington Book Publishing for the most innovative way
of linking it to Piña Colada Day! While none of the five titles featured
include a Piña Colada, they all are murder mysteries
with a whiff of alcohol … wine, Kentucky moonshine, beer … are spirited stars of
the stories, with other cocktail chasers. Good job!
We authors have Penguin Publishing to thank since 1935, for the inception of mass-producing books in the popular softcover editions we’re all now so invested in. Grab your Piña Colada and Rock On!
This month, the Zodiac regales us with two of the most sensitive and compassionate signs in the sky. Thank your lucky stars if a Cancer (June 21-July 22) or Leo (July 23-August 22) UN-birthday 39er, is in your life.
Your Cancerian friend may be slightly reclusive, but is likely the gentlest in your close circle. You point out that your crab pal can certainly be crabby, and that’s true. You also know, however, that their depth of caring for you is as profound as the ocean from where they originated. Be gentle when you ask them not to sink the ship of someone trying to get close to you. They respond best to quiet logic and sincerity.
Leo, on the other side of the July star coin, is also protective and loyal, in a more vocal way. One thing for sure, you’ll always know where you stand with them. They may roar to the extreme, at times, but always out of love. Allowing a cool-down moment can be effective and constructive for both of you. Mention a party and your leonine friend will purr-k right up!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
Shopping becomes easier “at a certain age,” when you realize your opinion is the only one that matters. ~ L. Rochelle
Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers!
This one’s for you, kids – Gary (IM*), John (IM*), Yvonne, Ed, Nancy Louise (IM*), Marilyn, Pat, Joyce, and Susan. (*In Memorium)
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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!