Kev’s Daily Take On 09/08/2022

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 the hat and a big hug to PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ ONCOLOGY NURSES DAY.  Talk about a job with impact.  Taking care of the little ones with blood and cancer issues, requires a lot of skill, commitment and heart.  Thank you for doing what you do.

NATIVE WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY tells us that we have a long way to go when it comes to equality in the workplace.  It takes Native American women 21 months to earn the same amount of pay that a white man can earn in 12.  Today marks the day that her pay equals his yearly salary if she started working on Jan 1, 2021.  We can do better than this.

Next, we give a big thanks to all of the people who take their mutts and mongrels for a stroll on NATIONAL DOG WALKER APPRECIATION DAY.  Whether you get paid or not, walk your dog, or other peoples, your furry friend(s) appreciate you and so do we.

While we are on the subject of pets, NATIONAL IGUANA AWARENESS DAY encourages us to learn how to take care of our pet iguanas. Now, I do not have one, nor do I know how to care for them, but if you do – enjoy your lizard.

NATIONAL SCHOOL PICTURES DAY reminds us that school is well under way by now and it is that time to get the little darlin’s ready for their picture that will follow them around forever.  Now, if, you had your school picture taken some time ago – like me – maybe dig some up and reminisce.

On this day…

1504 – The world gets its first peek at Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David”

1930 – 3M introduces us to Scotch Tape

1957 – Althea Gibson becomes the first African American to win the U.S. Open tennis title

1960 – Alfred Hitchcock keeps us in suspense with the release of “Psycho” to the theaters.  During this research, I learned this movie was based on the real-life serial killer Ed Gein.

1966 – The first episode of “Star Trek” goes where no man has gone before

1974 – President Gerald Ford pardons President Richard Nixon

1974 – Evel Knievel tries to jump the Snake River Canyon in a “rocket car” – he doesn’t make it but comes away with only minor injuries

2015 – Stephen Colbert takes over the hosting duties of the “Late Show” from David Letterman

Happy Birthday to…

King Richard I (1157-1199)

Also known as King Richard the Lionhearted

Peter Sellers (1925-1980)

Will be forever known as “Inspector Clouseau”

Patsey Cline (1932-1963)

The First Lady of country music

Bernie Sanders (1941- )

“Feel the Bern”

Ruby Bridges (1954- )

American Civil Rights activist who started her career as a brave little girl who had to be escorted to an all-white school by four U.S. Marshalls through angry crowds of protestors in 1960’s New Orleans

Alecia Beth Moore aka Pink (1979- )

Grammy Award winning artist who knows how to get the party started

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Wonderful Father, we give thanks for who you are and what you have done.  We ask for our schools to be made safe, for our country to be united and for this COVID to come under control.  I do ask for these things in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#PediatricHematologyOncologyNursesDay, #NativeWomensEqualPayDay, #NationalDogWalkerAppreciationDay, #NationalIquanaAwarenessDay, #NationalSchoolPictureDay, #AmpersandDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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