this article is late … again … this time, there is a viable reason. No, really.
I’ve been seeking ways to improve the monthly 39AHC blog, and attempting
to standardize it a bit more, to give it better continuity and substance.
This month you’ll see a couple new topics: Monthly Wordplay, a cross-referenced segment from my Penchant for Penning site’s monthly Wordplay Wednesday. Every month a unique word will strive to help 39ers build your vocabulary and promote an active mind.
The new Song of the Month is for 39ers who enjoy that Old Time Rock & Roll or simply curious about what made their parents and grandparents shake, rattle and roll. You’ll find a brief blurb about a song from Blast from Your Past’s monthly Featured Radio Survey—50 Years Ago this Month—a site dedicated to pioneering Radio and the dynamic DJs that brought us the new Rock & Roll.
Still in play is a more condensed version of the month’s unique, relevant, or oddball holidays and observances, our star-based section for the month’s Zodiac 39ers, and ending as usual, with a thoughtful Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude.
Please do click on the links that will take you to my sites, for more information, or a YouTube tune, or current news. My sites are verified safe, and I have visited each of the links to others, to ensure viability, but of course, as with anything on the Internet, you enter at your own risk. I do not receive compensation from any person, product, or company whose links are included in my articles (except my own, of course!). I simply love to share knowledge and nostalgia … they’re great stress-relievers.
All of that said … let’s get on with AUGUST 2021 for 39ers, their friends, and family!
August 39ers arrrrr … oops … got stuck on Pirate talk!
Speaking of talk, we’ll start off the New and Improved 39 and Holding Club article with one of the new topics to test your vocabulary acumen. Ready … ?
֎Monthly Wordplay / August: supererogatory … as we enjoy more 39 and Holding UN-birthdays, we find that familiarity, repetition, and routine are more a part of our days. There’s a word for that! This fourteen-letter word is even longer than superfluous, its most common synonym. Even at our fun age, sometimes we realize that too much of a good thing or anything, is irritating and just supererogatory.
֎Celebrating AUGUST 39ers ~
>Some calendars say it’s Boomers Making a Difference Month. However, there is no official link associated with it, so let’s just make it our own! Thing is, you don’t need to stage large, demonstrative actions to make a difference. Even a shy smile for your grocery checker or long-overdue call to someone you love, will make a difference. It’s the moments that count.
>Arrr-gust: Do you know it’s International Pirate Month? Join the folks at this site to celebrate everything pirate-related. From movies to theme parties (perfect for your sunny Leo 39er festivities), you’ll find like-minded ideas and loads of fun. Party hearty, me boatswain buddies, and practice for Talk Like a Pirate Day next month! (September 19th)>Friday the 13th: Look out! It’s the only one of the year—are you sad or glad? Apprehensive? Be brave. Be strong. You’ve been through enough Friday the 13ths (slasher movies notwithstanding) in your lifetime, to know this day is really what you make of it, dear 39ers. So make it a warm-up to Halloween! A little scary and filled with superstition, but ultimately fun.
>August 21st: On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued a declaration proclaiming this day as the National Day of the Third Age—or as it’s known today, World Senior Citizen’s Day. As a senior himself (77 years young), he knew the importance of the day, to laud and acknowledge seniors for all they contribute to society, locally and globally. Give yourselves, and/or your 39er loved ones a thank you and big hug! (And remember, if you’re not there yet, with any luck you will be eventually!)
Slinky Day! I’ll bet there isn’t a 39er reading this who hasn’t played with a slinky at some point in life. I still own two, m’self! Slinkys are great stress-relievers and can keep a young’un entertained for at least an hour, watching it “walk” from surface to surface in synchronistic moves. Everyone knows it’s Slinky! ♪ And while you’re singing …
֎Song of the Month: “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get”), by the Dramatics makes no promises to nobody, but promises love. (My bad English aside.) I’m as real as real can get … ♪ The perfect song for 39ers, climbed to the middle of WCFL/Chicago’s Featured Radio Survey 50 Years Ago this Month!
֎For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Whether you make your party goers walk the plank or simply sip a summer libation, you Leo 39ers (07/23-08/22) will roar in satisfaction of another UN-birthday. Some may still tiptoe into parties, not sure what to expect in this confusing climate, but dear Leos, you never step hesitantly anywhere. Let the Sun brighten your month and share the glow with your friends.
While Leos shine through most of August, Virgos (08/23-09/22) also are gearing up for their 39er party, albeit a bit quieter. As a nurturer, Virgo acts on their ancient beginnings as a family-oriented goddess and quietly concocts a plan to accommodate everyone as the summer heat rolls on. Organizing and planning are an integral part of Virgo and they do it very well. They just need an occasional reminder to include their friends.
Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
At this time in my life, nothing galls me more than a person or company that wastes the precious time of my life, when I only want to spend it having the time of my life. ~ L. Rochelle
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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!