Happy UN-Birthday 2020!


Welcome 39ers! Is this your 39 and Holding UN-Birthday month? Let’s UNwrap another birthday, and enjoy at least ONE day of non-stop fun. OK, well, I generally party my whole birthday month away, but maybe that's just me.

Birthdays are important. Not because we're a year older—it’s simply a great day to reflect, rejoice, and rejuvenate. Join us at 39 and Holding where we’re forever young—with ATT-i-tude!

Time to explore your 39er UN-birthday APRIL 2020 ... In need of a break? Let's party!

Busting the Boredom-at-Home Balloon 

Need some home-bound fun and inspiration APRIL 39ers? Visit Brownielocks.com calendar … the most fun you’ll have all month! (And no, I don’t get paid for saying that; I simply love her site.)

Are you bored? “Early retirement” (as I like to call the COVID-19 self-quarantining movement), isn’t all you thought retirement would be, is it? For those of you who haven’t seen enough 39 and Holding birthdays to reach retirement age, don’t get used to it … hopefully, it’s temporary!

Wow—great—you can finally get all the projects done that you’ve belly-ached about for years, if you just “had the time.” Now you’ve got it—but the enthusiasm is lacking! Maybe you just need a little push … alright, shove

Celebrate APRIL 39er UN-Birthdays ~ And for More Fun       
Rustic art
Okay, m’friends, buck-up and suck it up—look around you. Aren’t you just itching to redecorate? April is your month to do it for National Decorating Month! As FramedArt.com reminds us, “The show must go on!” They have some terrific indoor design ideas, whether your style is modern, minimalist, or mid-century.
And America’s favorite Better Homes & Gardens says, “See how you can take ordinary items and work them into your decor with a few easy tricks, updates, and simple supplies.” (Need something new? So far, online orders are still available with many retailers.) But if the “great outdoors” is calling you …

Since many of us are stuck inside and/or don’t have a “yard” National Garden Month may not be of much interest. But consider another way to celebrate Spring other than a stroll in public gardens or planting your own peonies or peppers out in the back yard … create a small indoor garden!
Photo by Kerry Michaels
            Communing with nature and the satisfying feeling of earth in your hands can happen inside your kitchen, den, or living room. Even a small terrarium is soothing and fun. How about an herb garden to spice up your confined cooking? And DIY mini-gardens are great for cultivating with your kids or grandkids (if you’re all together).  
Want to clean up your indoor air? Let’s face it, with everyone home all the time, it could get a little “stale.” NASA recommends eight beautiful, natural “air fresheners.” Think green to celebrate Spring and look ahead for happier times.

And for 39AHC writers, if digging in the dirt isn’t your April choice of pastime, I have something right up your wordsmith alley … National Poetry Month! From PublishersWeekly.com: “On March 20, the academy launched the #ShelterInPoems initiative, which invites readers to select a poem from the Poets.org website and post on social media why they find the poem inspiring.”
I began as a young idealist writing simple poems. The last day of April (30th) is just for poets—wannabe, polished or faking it for fun. Yes!
Poem in Your Pocket Day – Although life has changed and this page of the Poets.org website has not yet caught up to pandemic days, we can follow their lead on their primary page, and still cherish and share our inner poet.
Rather than a shirt or pants pocket, carry your favorite poem with you everywhere you go online today and all month, with #PocketPoem! Share snippets of a published poem or create your own poem to help others smile, dream, or simply ponder life.

No Matter Where You Are
Easter is as Easter does
with chocolate chicks
and bunny fuzz

My Easter wish just for you …
stay safe, be well, think love
with big hugs too!
            ~ L.Rochelle

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Aries (March 21st–April 19th) and Taurus (April 20th–April 20th) share April’s Spring hopefulness, as do we all this year. Aries the Ram may be a tad stubborn, but they thrive on free-thinking ideas—perfect for creating special ways to shelter in place. Look for profit-building, but do it because you enjoy it, not because you must.

            And I like to think that it’s no accident we celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) in the sign of the realism-based Taurus. The bull is practical, making this an ideal sign to carry forth Aries’ lofty ideas and mold them into reality. Mind your health, Taurus, while you explore long-term financial opportunities.
            Have you ever noticed that both Sun Signs feature horns? Hmmmm … Neither are afraid to speak their mind, so have all your ducks in a row before you pick an argument with one of them.
Shopping for birthday gifts? Red flows dominantly through the Aries psyche, whether they know it or not; and of course, Earth green with tinges of golden brown falls into Taurus’s healthy spectrum. But it’s the clarity of the lustrous diamond that will capture the attention of both, as April’s glittering gemstone.

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude  
We were given rainbows for a reason … to light up the hope that will get us through the darkness. Aging brings us wisdom to follow the rainbow with our inner child.  ~ L. Rochelle

Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday APRIL 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Varoujan (John), Les, and “Uncle Elvin”/Al!

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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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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Color My World! 


MARCH 39ers – Awaken to your inner child (who never ages past “39”!) and rediscover the fun and beauty of coloring your world.

How long has it been since you added accents in bright colors to your home décor or wardrobe? 2020 is a breakout year—notice nature around you and consider a bright new favorite color to symbolize a vibrant new you.

It’s MARCH – month of green for St. Paddy’s Day and a symbolic color for the First Day of Spring! (March 19th) Maybe choose shades of green to refresh your soul and enjoy *As Young As You Feel Day

Along with Your UN-Birthday ~ Happy MARCH Celebrations

It’s National Noodle Month – Let’s eat! But wait, before you head out to celebrate at your local pasta place, what color outfit will you wear? Yes, this month, it’s important!
Many believe color is a way to uplift and change your life, swirling hand-in-hand with healing your body, mind, spirit and soul. Just ask the folks at Aura House who introduced National Color Therapy Month.
So far as I know, though, there are just two colors of the yummiest treat on earth … brown and white … I would be UN-American if I didn’t include this celebration of yumminess, American Chocolate Week, from the 15th to the 21st. Chocolate.org even pairs our two favorite tastes in the world … chocolate and potato chips! It’s in their Spring Collection. Mmmmmm!

March 17th: Of course, we all know this is the favorite day of Irish Americans, but did you know we now have St.Patrick's Day TREES?! Yep … just like decorated Christmas firs, except all green and gold and … well, anything you like, and top it with an emerald green top hat, or a big glittering clover.
            And think about it, your faux Christmas tree could become a permanent part of your indoor décor … decorating it for every Holiday! After St. Paddy’s Day, we have Easter … Memorial Day … 4th of July … and ooh, just think about the fun possibilities for Halloween! Spooky …

March 21st: International Colour Day – Although this is a viable special day and associated with the International Colour Association, there are no notably unique celebrations, except that which you might create! More than 30 countries represented in the ICA voted to establish this day in 2009, to celebrate all colors of the visual spectrum and black. Yes, you can wear all of the clothes in your closet at once!

March 22nd:
*As Young As You Feel Day! You would think this day was created specifically for 39 and Holding Club. Since it was established, no identifying link appears to claim it. Finders – keepers! Actually, I’m contacting Brownielocks (my fave Holiday & commemorative calendar) to see if we can claim it with our page link because …
            Back in 2015 I found a fun film with the same name. Call it 39AHC’s symbol of happy longevity. If you’re a black-and-white movie buff, or simply love good ol’ movies from way back, As Young As You Feel is a pure delight, with a budding young actress who became a true “idol.” Read all about it here … and click the link to watch the movie on YouTube.
 
March 31st: National Crayon Day – And to top off the month, who came up with fun ways to use color way back in 1903?? Crayola of course. So let’s enjoy the day with our inner child and color the world our way!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Sensitive and compassionate Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) dances with the daring and  fiery Aries  (Mar 21-Apr 19) as March UN-birthday 39ers herald the seasonal change from winter doldrums to bright spring.
            If you know a Pisces, you’ve likely experienced the watery emotions of the fish, deep and sometimes murky. Take heart … March is cosmic and energetic for Pisces and moods lighten up as the month progresses, urged along by great social connections.

As for Aries, well … look out. We know Aries is strong and capable, but this month they’re a business dynamo to be reckoned with. Excelling on a professional level for most of the month, they march straight through the Ides of March feelin’ the love, too. (Is it you?)

Pisces finds its light green Zodiac color peaceful and healing, and though passionate red is attributed to Aries, no doubt Kelly green would make a terrifically appropriate accent!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude  
Your world is painted with the colors of your choices. Choose shades of your true self. Nothing else matters.   ~ L. Rochelle

Don’t wait, start now! Slainte! (Cheers!) Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday MARCH 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Steven and Susan!

Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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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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FEBRUARY 2020 ~ Love First Yourself … Only then can you love others. 

Taking another step into the calendar, we find ourselves in the month of amour and the quadrennial month that heralds 2020’s Leap Year …

We’re celebrating FEBRUARY 39ers and LOVE in all its fun and glory! Speaking of “39” … Americans were certainly suckers for romantic movies in the few years between The Great Depression and World War II. Take 1939 for instance—lovable Jimmy Stewart stammered his way through Made for Each Other, a quirky love comedy with Carole Lombard as his lovely love interest.
They fall in love and marry all in one day! Yep, long before we depended on the Internet to find our instant love matches. Enjoy this adorable film, without violence, profanity or nudity. Just pure nostalgia.

Ready to share your love this month? With a whole week dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness* (16th through 23rd) you can make a big difference with small “acts of love,” for your friends, family, and total strangers. Give it a whirl while we all celebrate 39ers’ UN-birthdays and other joyful days …

Along with Your UN-Birthday ~ Happy FEBRUARY Celebrations       
February 13th: World Radio Day – There are no two ways about it … radio has played a huge part in fostering LOVE among its fans, for nearly a century. LOVE songs on the radio have bolstered many a boldly amorous move and when Rock Radio came along with LOVE dedications … well, let’s just say we owe Radio a lot*.

February 14th: Yes, we know it’s Valentines Day, but there are other reasons to celebrate this middle-child (middle of the month) day …
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            Ferris Wheel Day – Today’s the day! Conquer your fear of heights and enjoy a day above all the fracas! For those who grew up with the once-ubiquitous Ferris Wheels, it’s a day for fanciful nostalgia.
            *International Book Giving Day –In the spirit of LOVE and this day, the first two eBooks in my Blast from Your Past book series, are available FREE on this date only (February 14th). Choose Book 1 – *Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years (1954-1959) or Book 2 – *Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties … or both! Rock on back to the ‘50s and ‘60s with your honey and have fun! (And yes, I’m finally back working on Book 3 – The Psychedelic Seventies … look for it in the 4th quarter!)

February 17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day – and if you only want to be kind for just one day … 

February 22nd: National Margarita Day – Oh, my goodness yes! This frosty frozen cocktail isn’t only for Cinco de Mayo, you know. Enjoy!  

February 29th: Leap Year Day! Take the day off … enjoy a Margarita … because, well … it isn’t a “real” day, right?!

For 39ers who Follow the Stars 
Looking for someone to work with to change the world? Find a February Aquarian 39er (Jan 20-Feb 18)! They’re natural-born instigators who think above the fold when it comes to enlightened thinking and not one to run from a conflict. This is a month of change for Aquarians, both personally and professionally.
            Our other February UN-birthday 39er is the gentle and dreamy Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20). Pisces identifies with the month of love for a reason. Their compassion and empathy make everyone around them feel loved. Their soul is a magnet for fantasy and feelings. Don’t worry if the sensitive Pisces exits reality the first half of the month. They’re simply regenerating for the magic to come in the second half!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude  
Trusting our instincts comes easier as we age. We just need time to realize how naturally smart we are. ~ L. Rochelle

Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday FEBRUARY 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Sharon, Rochelle and David!
Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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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!

Note: * All links in the 39AHC site are personally visited, verified, and vetted. Most are linked to commonly accessed sites of reputable note. For your (and my) online security I am following a relatively new policy of not listing links to sites without a secure connection, as indicated in the browser address bar. Sadly, this includes many prominent celebrity and supposedly respectable sites. With everything cyber-security, use at your own discretion. Holiday calendar info and links accessed and enjoyed at Brownielocks.com.

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January 2020 ~ Every Month this Year Celebrates 39ers Born in 1981 & Earlier!



OMG! 39 and Holding Club welcomes a whole NEW batch of 39ers beginning with the New Year … and ultimately, the New Decade!



If you were born in January 1981 or later, you are or will officially become, a 39er. Welcome to the most inane, elite club on Earth!

As the year unfolds, come on back and see how we celebrate your “special” UN-birthday month, with trivia, tips for youthful living, and sage words for those who know that Age is just a number … LIFE is att-i-tude!

Along with Your UN-Birthday ~ Happy JANUARY Celebrations         
It’s National Soup Month! Is it any wonder? On a cold, weatherly night it’s wonderful to just curl up with a hot bowl of soup, crunchy crackers, and a good book … and the kids in front of the TV. That’s providing you can get the kids excited about their soup, rather than running around the house with all their shiny, new, noisy toys!
            Some of us, however, have weathered those many New Years of life, and bask in the glow of our faux Golden Years. Yeah, in case you’re wondering, there is no such thing. But there is a certain peace to maturity that allows New Years … and in this case, New Decades … to bring a smile of memories for those past, and heightened pleasure to enjoy a softer new beginning.
            So, 39ers, enjoy your lip-smacking good soup, your mind full of memories, and may I suggest a good book? (My New Year’s Resolution is to market my books better … heehee.)

January 7th: Old Rock Day ~ Hmmmm, ok 39ers, I know what you’re thinking. While we love Oldies Rock & Roll, this day truly is about old rocks! If you don’t think this is an interesting day to celebrate, consider Earth Magazine’s reason for creating it. “Throughout human history, rocks have been important to us and we have found many uses for them: as tools, musical instruments, weapons, adornments, building materials, and as sources of fuel and crucial elements.” We all use and/or enjoy one or even all, of these rock-related reasons to celebrate our geologic sciences.

January 20th: National Disc Jockey Day ~ NOW we’ll get into Oldies “Rock” music! … which precedes Wolfman Jack’s birthday on the 21st! He was obviously destined to change the airwaves. Big-bro-site Blast from Your Past celebrates Wolfman because my book series is dedicated to him; however, another earlier iconic DJ actually coined “Rock ‘n’ Roll”: Alan Freed.
            This day is often confused with and used to celebrate turntable djs. Not that they aren’t hard workers and deserve praise, too, but the day was originally created to honor the pioneering radio disc jockeys who “jockeyed the discs” (vinyl records), for our listening pleasure, oh so many years ago … and those who “push the buttons” today. Give your fave #RadioDJ a virtual hug and enjoy the music!

January 24th: Belly Laugh Day ~ these people are simply too much fun to ignore. On the 24th at 1:24p (your local time), they urge you to throw your arms up in the air and LAUGH!! Even the venerable Mayo Clinic says it’s good for us, “Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke.”
If you read this before the 24th, share your love and laughter with your friends on and offline with hashtag #BellyLaughDay. Make yourself a phone alert ... and remember to laugh! What could be more fun?

For 39ers who Follow the Stars
After a busy and jumbled Holiday Season, January is a business-oriented month for many, and the strategically minded Capricorn (12/22/18-01/19/19) is no slouch in business. Don’t be surprised if you see them busily listing their financial goals for the year. Caps are of the few who will actually attain them! Not known for their flexibility, try to help your early January 39er friends to be more flexible. They may not admit it, but they need you.
            The latter part of January caters to the quirky, free-spirited Aquarians (01/20-02/18). As Tarot.com explains, “When this rebellious sign isn’t satisfied with the way things are, they’re experts at garnering the support they need to instigate change.” Do you know an active Aquarian? They’re never lacking for witty and entertaining conversation, but their real talent is in caring for community and mankind. Look out, they’ll change your perspective without breaking a sweat!

Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude  
Attitude is never more important than when watching a New Year dawn over a New Decade. What will you do with it? Anything your heart desires …  ~ L. Rochelle

Don’t wait, start now! Cheers to your Happy UN-Birthday JANUARY 39ers
This one’s for you, kids – Renee, Erin, Chris, Jodie, and Joe!

Happy New Year & New Decade!
Chat on Twitter: @39HoldingClub

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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!

Note: * All links in the 39AHC site are personally visited, verified, and vetted. Most are linked to commonly accessed sites of reputable note. For your (and my) online security I am following a relatively new policy of not listing links to sites without a secure connection, as indicated in the browser address bar. Sadly, this includes many prominent celebrity and supposedly respectable sites. With everything cyber-security, use at your own discretion. Holiday calendar info and links accessed and enjoyed at Brownielocks.com.

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