a profound apology to all November 39ers (including myself!) for this
lamentably late post of the 39 and Holding Club monthly article. I wish
it could have been avoided—pain and all. However, I hope this makes up for it a
bit, and you enjoy what I’ve been able to put together for you.
֎ Celebrating NOVEMBER 39ers ~ And More!
course, we can still celebrate the monthly events, like Adopt a Senior Pet Month—senior
pets need love too!; National
Gratitude Month—don’t overlook the need (for you and others) to show your gratitude; and my
personal fave, Family
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to interview your family and record their rich, vibrant lives for your own multi-generational “Family Book of Memories.”
But what have we missed? Since I’m partial to my once-burnished red hair (now refreshed monthly by L’Oreal!), I hate to admit we missed November 5th’s National Love Your Red Hair Day, so I’ll just toast to kindred spirits, with the 7th’s International Merlot Day.
left? Plenty! And more than the annual Thanksgiving feast.
Let’s start with …
|[Vintage jukebox lighter BFYP Collection]|
[*”I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” originally recorded by British boys, the Arrows in 1975 and memorably recorded by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (1981). **“Honky-tonk Man,” first recorded in 1956 by Johnny Horton and famously re-released in 1986 by Dwight Yoakam. And P.S.: I’m inherently lazy, so I write jukebox as one word—originally, it was two and can now be either.]
November 26th: It’s the day after Thanksgiving … what are you doing? Clawing through the last vestiges of Black Friday sales that began in October? Why not relax, grab a recorder, and actually talk with some of your family and friends who are lingering in the living room, for a National Day of Listening. Although with issues, its Wiki page urges us to record our stories for future generations. An admirable suggestion. Something I’ve done for years on all three of my sites (39AndHoldingClub, BlastFromYourPast, and PenchantForPenning.) If you’ve never done it, it’s easy! Just start with your memories …
November 30th: Yep, it’s an obscure Tuesday after Thanksgiving and you're burnt out. Regain your energy with kindness! It’s Giving Tuesday! Although begun in 2012 as a one-day movement, this honorable day is encouraging us to make it a weekly occurrence. Give. Not just in dollars, but in deeds and thoughts. So after you spend all day at the computer on Cyber Monday spending money, make Giving Tuesday your favorite day of the week, and share your generosity of spirit beyond Christmas gifts—as the site says, “ … whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.”
♪ November Song of Note: This “Month of Thanks“ and “Family Month” is perfect for a song that led us to think about family dynamics, back in NOVEMBER 1971. “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone hit #21 on KOWN/Escondido, California’s Top 30 survey. Though a tad cynical for a “family” tune, its soul and funk sound speaks to the reality of family life. Cheers to your family and finding more happiness this November than expressed by Sly and his Family 50 Years Ago this Month! ♪ You can’t leave ‘cause your heart is there … ♪ Bringing back tuneful memories of 1971 …֎ For 39ers who Follow the Stars …
Good thing Scorps (10/23-11/21) are known for their transformations. Yep, that’s me, too, and boy, does my life need transforming! If you’re also feeling the pressure to “change it up,” you can do it. This month is all about our Phoenix tendencies, inside and maybe even outside. Make the most of it, Scorpio—just make sure you weigh all your options and wield your talons wisely. Stay true to yourself. And remember, you have friends (you don’t have to go it alone).
Often the consummate money-maker, Sagittarians (11/22-12/21) roll into the Holidays focused on business. The moon and Venus work together throughout the month to maximize your business and personal life. Your big ideas might be the best yet. Tie up the loose ends early in the third week and throw your family/friends a great Thanksgiving dinner! If you’re a friend of a Sagittarian, offer encouragement … it will be welcome.
֎ Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
The older you get, the more invisible you feel? Speak up! Make the world see you. ~ L. Rochelle
Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday NOVEMBER 39ers!
This one’s for you, kids – JV, Jackie, and Yours Truly!
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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!
Original post - Saturday, November 13, 2021
my birthday month, too. Heck of a way to spend it. But I, like many
others, have had worse, so I’ll focus on
that silver lining (when I find it) and transform the negative to a positive. So
which Zodiac sign does that make me? … the mysterious Scorpio or
party-loving Sagittarius? These two sun signs have some similar traits,
but boy, do they go about them differently! For now, celebrate being you,
whichever you are, and I’ll be back soon with 39er November fun! Coming up ... Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Family Stories Month, and November's Song of Note ... and more ...