Kev’s Daily Take on 07/23/2022

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Events and Celebrations

 We give a tip of a big 10-gallon hat to NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY.  This iconic symbol of America definitely deserves to have a day.  We want all of you cowboys and cowgirls to know that we appreciate the hard work you put in and the bold way of life that you represent.

Before we get to the good stuff, we have to get past NATIONAL SPROUT DAY.  I have absolutely detested Brussel sprouts most of my life, until my miracle-working wife showed me that these little cabbages can be fixed in such a way as to be edible.  These “alien-brain” looking vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.  So, there is no getting up from the table until you have eaten them all.

If, and only if, you have finished your sprouts can you move on to CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER DAY, NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY and can top it off with SPRINKLE DAY.  There is a lot to work with here, so eat your favorite, or, mix them up any way you want – just enjoy.

On this day…

1777 – Casimir Pulaski arrives from Poland to fight in the Revolutionary war.  He would become the “father of the American Calvary”

1962 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame

1967 – Rioting in Detroit lasts five days and helps to spark off the Black Power Movement

1996 – At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, the women’s gymnastics team – otherwise known as the “Mag 7” – brings home the first ever team gold medal for the U.S.  I think we all held our breath when Kerri Strug made her second vault on a badly sprained ankle – but she pulled it off.

1999 – Eileen Collins commands the Space Shuttle Columbia and is the first woman to hold that position  

2019 – A bill, championed by comedian Jon Stewart, is passed through the Senate which ensures that the 9/11 Responders Fund will never run out of money

Happy Birthday to…

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Gave us private detective Philip Marlowe

Vera Rubin (1928-2016)

Discovered dark matter

Charles Harrelson (1938-2007)

Hitman and organized crime member – also father to Woody Harrelson who was born on this day as well

Woody Harrelson (1961- )

Great actor who worked where everybody knew his name

Phillip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Academy Award winning actor who was taken from us too soon

Alison Krauss (1971- )

Bluegrass country singer

Monica Lewinski (1973- )

Intern, author and activist

Daniel Radcliffe (1989- )

Will forever be known as “Harry Potter”

Enjoy the day and make it your own

What an awesome day and we have You to thank for that LORD.  Please heal those who are suffering from COVID as well as our dear friend from cancer.  I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today;;; Wikipedia; On this

#NationalDayoftheCowboy, #GorgeousGrandmaDay, #NationalWomenTouchedByAddictionDay, #NationalSproutDay, #ChocolateandPeanutButterDay, #NationalVanillaIceCreamDay and #SprinkleDay


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