Saturday, November 13, 2021

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers NOVEMBER 2021

November: Thankful, resilient & transformative (& finally posted!) 

First, 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!

Of 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 Stories Month!
       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.

What’s left? Plenty! And more than the annual Thanksgiving feast. Let’s start with …

[Vintage jukebox lighter BFYP Collection]
November 24th: ♪ So put another dime in the jukebox, baby … ♪*  It’s National Jukebox Day! Our Big Bro site, Blast from Your Past loves this day, because pioneering jukeboxes and Rock Radio DJs made a terrific musical team back in the Golden Years of Rock & Roll. 1950s-1980s, Rock & Roll and its many iconic bands and artists, flourished with the shared promotions of radio and jukeboxes. No respectable diner was without one, and even the diviest dive bar played the day’s Rockin’ & Country hits on a colorful jukebox, as they climbed the Radio charts. ♪ I love to give the girls a whirl | to the music of an old jukebox … ♪**
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 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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Original post - Saturday, November 13, 2021

Wellllll this is a fine predicament I got myself into! Car in the shop … took a debilitating fall in the hallway … and here I am, leg/knee in brace, propped up on pillows trying to salvage some of November for our UN-Birthday 39ers, before the month vanishes altogether! Give me another day (or two) and I’ll regale you with a month of more reasons to celebrate, and I’ll find something to laugh about! I swear.

It’s 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 ...

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