39ers—Your April Wild Side wants a Kite ...
Okay. it’s done ... for the most part. Still lacking a few links and need to add more images for your visual pleasure, and of course, there is the non-stop nitpicking for elusive perfection. But feel free to peruse as is ...
We’ve been splashing our feet in 2022’s waters for a quarter of the year (already!). Before we dive into its full-on Summer waves, let’s enjoy April’s power for Spring flowers!
֎ Celebrating APRIL 39ers ~ And
How do you get to be 39 and Holding again next year? Simple ... pay attention! Life is full of distractions. But some are more detrimental to your health than others, especially while driving or walking in public. Be prepared, in Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council has all kinds of ideas to help you focus and stay safe.
Am I being too serious for you? Awwwww, go fly a kite! No—really—it’s also National Kite Month! You can’t possibly feel grumpy and gloomy while running with your kite through a park, across a meadow, or along the beach. (But do watch where you’re going!) Nowhere to run? Don’t have a kite, or care to fly one yourself? Kite Flying Festivals fly high across the country this month. Some suggestions:
Coast Kite Festival Virginia
Beach VA 04/30-05/01/22
Blue Ridge Kite Festival Greenhill Park VA 04/16/22
Morro Bay Kite Festival Morro Bay CA 04/29/-05/01/22
Kites Over Mobile Mobile AL 04/09-04/10/22
Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival Lees Summit MO 04/24/22
April 12th: One day, someone decided to create Walk on Your Wild Side Day, but there is NO official supporting link, so we’re absconding with this day! What a delicious thought—everyone wants to feel a little adventurous now and then. Go ahead. Walk on your wild side and enjoy a whole day to do whatever makes you feel excited and carefree!
April 16-24th: Do you know there is an official charity for America’s national parks? What a great way to give back to the great country we live in and celebrate National Park Week! You realize, of course, that those living in America are very fortunate. Visiting our spectacular and scenic national parks, whether in person or virtually, brings perspective to the beauty of our country. Go ahead ... wander!
: It’s been a while since we’ve featured this day, but this year is ripe for anything sweet and whimsical. Poem in Your Pocket Day reminds us not to forget who we are ... the type of poetry we choose to read or write is a peek into our inner selves. Nurture it. Enjoy it.
Hand write at least a stanza of your favorite classic poem, or create your own, and put it in your pocket. Go about your day with the secret pleasure of knowing it’s there and it reflects your mood of the moment. Poets.org are the folks who originated this day, and you’ll find lots more ways to wax poetically, as we celebrate with them.
♪ Monthly Song of Note
Tuneful tidbits to motivate your memories of 1972, 50 Years Ago this Month! If you think you have nothing in common with your parents or grandparents—remember the music. Our Spring fling song for April is “Rockin’ Robin,” #4 on the KAFY/Bakersfield, California, song chart.
Michael Jackson took an old hit song from 1958 about the quintessential Spring songbird, and made it into a modern hit this month, fourteen years later. Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song ... ♪
Watching an Aries Ram (March 21st–April 19th) throw everything into the ring to make things work, is nothing but inspiring. It can make the rest of us want to follow them everywhere, to see how it’s done.
Leading the pack is probably a Taurus Bull (April 20th–May 20th), who is certainly no slouch in the charging department, while keeping a balanced brain on the whole project.
Keep in mind that while Aries is free-thinking and demanding free rein, your Taurus friends are tied to Earth Day (April 22nd) for practicality.
Shopping for birthday gifts? Red flows dominantly through the Aries psyche; and of course, Earth green with tinges of golden-brown falls into Taurus’s healthy color spectrum. But it’s the clarity of the lustrous diamond that will capture the attention of both, as April’s glamorous gemstone.
֎ Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
Although a walk on the wild side might mean just an alternate route to the grocery store, that’s enough. It’s all in the ATT-i-tude. ~ L. Rochelle
to your Happy UN-Birthday 39ers ~
This one’s for you, kids – Varoujan (John), Les, and Uncle Elvin (RIP)!
Celebrate 39 & Holding Day!
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Original Intro: BULLETIN 04/01/22: I’m working fast and furiously to post your 39er UN-Birthday APRIL power for Spring flowers monthly article! C’mon back—I promise it’ll be worth the wait and your patience. We’re walkin’ on the wild side and flying kites this month! ... it’s a-comin’ ...
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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!