So believe it or not, I was on track to finish this post before October 1st. As you can see, it didn’t happen. Sorry, but I had an offer I couldn’t refuse—drive cross-country with family for my granddaughter’s wedding. This comes to you from on the road and with little sleep. Please bear with me as we celebrate a happy UN-birthday with ROCK-tober 39ers!
To get us started, we’re kickin’ up our heels in October, with Country Music Month. Oh, you mean there is more to ROCK-tober than Rock & Roll and my favorite haunted Holiday?!
Yup, and since I have to wait all month for ghosts ‘n’ goblins, here is some mid-month fun for everyone … get out your banjos and boots, and let’s boot-scoot across the party floor …
֎Celebrating OCTOBER 39ers ~
Though we generally think B-B-Q and beans in the Country, October is also National Seafood Month as we 39ers wade into a celebratory food month. I love seafood too … of course, steak and lobster or shrimp are a favorite, but I am also a fan of Mahi Mahi, salmon, yellowtail, and South of the border inspired, fish tacos, to name just a few. Fish on the barbie is tasty too!
October 22nd: Which leads us to Global Champagne Day! Any nice red or rosé works with pizza, ya know, while a tasty white wine or light rose adds ambiance to your dinner from the sea. The folks at the Champagne Day website, will even help you find an event to enjoy a celebration, near you!
October 31st: Finally, it’s Halloween! No need to list food here, too much to consider … sweets aside. Yum! After last year’s hiatus (from life), are you costuming this year? It’s Country Music Month so the traditional cowboy/girl hats ‘n’ chaps just need a guitar to make it fun. And since William Shatner (Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise / Star Trek) just took a real jaunt to space, aliens and astronauts will be in demand. Whatever you do, keep the pumpkin lights on and enjoy!֎Monthly Song of Note: Of course, at big-bro site, Blast from Your Past, we’re focusing on ROCK-tober and songs that go bump in the night. “Sweet City Woman,” the Country/Rock tune by The Stampeders, is a great feature for Country Music Month. But we’re looking for spooky and couldn’t help noticing the memorable “Wild Night” by Van Morrison. He conjures up wild nights and crazy times in a dark, rambling love song … ♪ The wild night is callin’ | Come on out and dance … ♪ Bringing back tuneful memories of 1971, 50 Years Ago this Month! ֎For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
My dear Librans (09/23) – 10/22), the New Moon this month has you all in a tizzy as you consider opportunities and goals this month. Worry not, if you don’t make it all happen now. Though 39er Librans tend to internalize everything, your mind will unclutter itself before Halloween and you’ll swing into the end of the month ready to party hearty!
Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21), too, should lay low through the latter half of October. Famous for retreating into your inner self, it’s okay this month. to let your stinger rest and use the time to reevaluate and rejuvenate. This is a good time for quiet contemplation and honest introspection. As we age with attitude, welcome the additional wisdom and strength. By November, Scorpio 39ers will be a power to reckon with.
֎Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
I’ve come to learn that laughter may not heal everything, but it helps keep you sane, feeling young, and life more livable. ~ L. Rochelle
Happy UN-Birthday OCTOBER 39ers!
This one’s for you, kids – Ron, Darlene, Cheryl, Kim, Tammy, Lin and Terry.
the 39 & Holding Club!
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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!