Monday, July 1, 2024

39ers Aging with ATTitude JULY 2024

July 39ers Love Fun in the Sun!  

Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers! ♪ And many more… ♪ July's hot news and notes are here!

We start with celebrating 39ers’ July UN-birthday stars, Cancer and Leo, then skip through the middle of summer with something for everyone who's "Aging with ATT-i-tude"!

We hum a little tune and think about National Baked Beans Month, which really goes well with National Hot Dog Month, while we gaze at the artistry of World Watercolor Month! Hope you’re having fun in the sun and if you need a little break, c’mon in, the water’s fine! 

Celebrating JULY 39ers ~ And More! 

For 39ers who Follow the Stars  
This month
Cancer (06/21-07/22) 39ers, will likely be filled with extreme highs and moderate lows. Although July begins on a bright, high note with the New Moon (5th), you should find it tempering down by the third week. How far down depends on whether you get sucked into personal pettiness or not. Stay above the fray Cancerians, and you’ll be fine. 

Hey Leo (07/23-08/22) 39ers, quick heads-up. Your professional life may be a little tricky this month, especially from the 15th through 20th, when your challenge could come in not thinking through and exploring all options. Remember, devil’s in the details. But your social life will be a blast! Get your calendar out and start filling in the squares, as the last half of July could heat up, and not just in temperatures.

For Cancer and Leo friends, lovers and families … be especially aware of the Cancer/Leo 39ers on the mid-month cusp. They may need your help. Be sympathetic, but firm … together, you can work out the best path forward. Most of all, help them celebrate, no matter which 39er UN-birthday has arrived!

To quote my sometimes crass, but endearingly entertaining Irish Grandpa C, “Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel, so let’s have beans for every meal!” LOL Yep, it’s National Baked Beans Month! 
       Of course, my mother admonished him for teaching me that little ditty way before I was old enough to know what it meant. But seriously, you likely know by now that beans are a great source of protein and truly good for your digestive system. Enjoy! 
And, what goes great with beans? National Hot Dog Month*, of course. And for dessert? National Ice Cream Month! Though there are no official links for these monthly celebrations, we really don’t need any, do we? But I still found a couple that might be worth your look-see. We already know how to make a fun living room or backyard picnic with hot dogs. Afterwards, whip out the art paper and watercolors for a relaxing afternoon of creative expression in World Watercolor Month. There. You’re set for the summer.

July 4th: 39ers tend to take Independence Day a little more seriously and reverently than younger generations. We’ve been through tumultuous times personally, and with our country. One sustaining truth is America is still the best nation on Earth. No government is perfect, and growth should always be part of it as the citizenry changes and evolves. As long as the United States of America remains a democracy, it is our duty as citizens to remain loyal and continue nurturing its growth. I pledge allegiance to the flag

July 5th: Our New Moon Musings get a booster shot of fireworks this month! Celebrate July’s  New Beginnings with a bang in whatever part of your life needs a fresh start.

July 17th: *If you’re wondering which day of this month to scarf down some yummy hot dogs, it’s today! National Hot Dog Day is here—but it’s always on a Wednesday—so give yourself a mid-week break and enjoy! 

July 21st: Are you ready for some Full Moon Magic? The Full Moon signifies a time of glorious culmination. It’s the perfect time to wind things up to a satisfying conclusion. If fully completing a project is not yet an option, that’s okay. However, it is still best to take a breather—create an interim pause, and let it marinate a few days before forging ahead—or even until the next New Moon to begin again.
       Known as the Full Buck Moon, give it some thought as you link the antlers of a buck that shed and grow more impressive every year, to your projects that can benefit from shedding a little skin and resting, before beginning another growth cycle. 

July 24th: Oh yay! I get to celebrate one of my favorite people in the whole world—and he’s a relative! This is Cousins Day! Imagine that. Sadly, there is not an official link so if you ever wanted to know how you get to “second cousins” and beyond, I’ve included a WIKI link. But I pick up on this day every year, ‘cause I love the opportunity to call my cousin for a few moments of shared jubilation.
       I’ve always said that I have been blessed with great relatives and RJ is definitely a prime example. We’re as close as I was with my brothers and since they’re both gone, he is my lifeline to family sanity. Just a year apart, while he “gets to be” older, at our age, I love being younger. Gives me the upper hand at this stage of life. As cousins, we can share the family gossip without being directly involved. Perfect! Fortunately, we share similar religious, political, and humanity viewpoints … most of all, he knows I’m always right. LOL So if you have one or more of these wonderful family members in your life, give yourself some time off and give ‘em a call today.

July 25th: Ya know, 39ers, you could combine Cousins Day and Wine and Cheese Day! Great opportunity to enjoy both. Although the sponsored link is a tad outdated, I reviewed the rest of the McClain Cellars site and found a current blog that you may enjoy, along with your wine and cheese. I especially resonated with Jason McClain’s “Four Pillars of Life.” Maybe you will too. Their wines are a tad on the pricey side for my elder budget, but for today, the wine you can afford and a good cheese dish is all that’s needed! Best wine and cheese pairings

July 26th: Where ya going today? Do ya need a “lift”? It’s National Talk in An Elevator Day! Okay … I know this day is sponsored by the largest elevator company in the world—known as vertical transportation systems—but you have to admit, they’re largely overlooked in daily life.
       Until recently, I have not had the experience of daily elevator rides—they are truly a unique form of communication combined with a necessary mode of human transport. Before moving to a pseudo-high rise apartment (14 floors), I never gave them much thought in the sporadic lifts of visiting large stores, hospitals, or other vertically challenging buildings. Now, speaking from experience, I realize our multi-floor, daily-use elevators are a gossip lifeline and community chat center. It’s fairly safe to assume the “30-second elevator pitch” is not just a promo cliché.

July 30th: Are you a book reader? Do you wanna be? It’s Paperback Book Day! What better day to pick up a good book and settle in for a relaxing read. And we have just the book for you … Consider, all great music of the 1970s is a direct result of the incredibly innovative Rock & Roll of the 1960s. I can prove it … Get your copy of Blast from Your Past, Book 2 ~ Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties! Celebrating our Big Bro site, I can tell ya all about it …
Paperback / black & whitePaperback in collectible color 

♪♪♪ Monthly Song of Note  Looking for a “sunny” summer song, I spotted Elton John’sDon’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” Though sentimentally poetic, the lyrics are confusing in my humble opinion—is it a love song or a goodbye song?—I chose it for this month’s Song of Note, as it begins its trek back down the chart list from a high of #8 to #11 at WOKY/Milwaukee—for the second time. Did the station’s listeners suffer from sun stroke when they voted it back up to #5 for the following week? Don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen. Something for you to contemplate as you have fun in the sun! ... More tuneful tidbits to manifest your memories of 1974 and keep the Rock Rockin’ from 50 Years Ago this Month!  

֎ Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude  
After 40, life needs to be a lot less serious and a lot more fun. ~ L. Rochelle 

Happy UN-Birthday 39ers ~ JULY 2024 ~ Rock On!
       This one’s for you, kids – Gary (RIP), John (RIP), Yvonne, Ed, Nancy Louise (RIP), Marilyn, Pat, Joyce and Susan!  

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And dear readers, I just want you to know that I try my best to create an informative, aesthetically creative article for you each month. However, Blogger is not a professional hosting site—but they’re free through Google. So we’re stuck with their crummy platform that doesn’t work well to manipulate images with writing, if you aren’t a techie who knows HTML. Trust me, I’ve tried for years to write articles without gaps between paragraphs and even between sentences. Sigh. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and be able to afford a professional hosting site someday. Cheers!

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: Book 1 (currently eBook only, until updated) – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2 (eBook, print & color!) – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!

*Important Message: Any data, links, or opinions on this site are for your information only and does not constitute legal or medical expertise of any kind. My proficiency is writing and sensible reporting. Period. All links have been vetted, but as always, please use all data, links, or my skewed opinions at your own risk.

Are you a 39er this month? Welcome to the 39 and Holding Club! 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!

Original post 07/01/24: Happy UN-Birthday JULY 39ers! ♪ And many more… ♪  Hang tight, m'friends, July's news and notes for Cancer and Leo 39ers and everyone who's "Aging with ATT-i-tude," are in the works and will be here before ya know it. 

In the meantime, hum a little tune and think about National Baked Beans Month, which really goes well with National Hot Dog Month, while we gaze at the artistry of World Watercolor Month!

Be back soon ... 

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