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!

Let's explore your UN-birthday JANUARY 2020 ... In need of a break? Let's party!



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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