Kev’s Daily Take On 10/16/2022

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS APPRECIATION DAY gives a big thank you to these dedicated people who love to teach the word of God.  I have known a lot of Sunday School Teachers (been one myself) and not one of them get paid – monetarily.  It is all volunteer work, and the extra effort and setup is done on their own time.  The payoffs can be richer than money, however, and there is nothing like a good lesson that gets the class engaged and involved.  I was fortunate to teach just about every age group and I think the senior ladies might have been my favorite.  They were a hoot and always brought food.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

WORLD ALLERGY AWARENESS DAY – trust me, if you have allergies – you are aware of them.

WORLD SPINE DAY is brought to us by the World Federation of Chiropractic and seeks to educate people on proper back and neck care as well as the myriads of options in treating the pain that can be anything from annoying to downright crippling

Family and Friends

GLOBAL CAT DAY purrs right along and celebrates those fluffy felines.  If you are a cat lover, celebrate the day with your kitty and get them a new toy or an extra treat

Education and Information

NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY just happens to fall on the birthday of Noah Webster – the dude who published the first one.  He learned 26 languages to make sure he had a good grasp of the words and their origins.  He also simplified the English way of spelling making it easier to deal with. 

For Fun

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY kicks off at a busy time of the year.  Baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, volleyball, soccer and cross-country are all still running, swinging, hitting, tackling and shooting.  What’s your favorite sport to play? Watch? If I am picking one of each – I will go with basketball to play and football to watch.

DEPARTMENT STORE DAY celebrates the brick-and-mortar stores that, at one time, carried just about everything you needed for everyday life.  While they are on the decline, you can still order what you want from most of them – on-line.  Of course, the internet can’t give you those little dressing rooms to try stuff on, that feeling of triumph at finding that perfect item in your size or that wonderful music that kept you in the shopping mood.

Belly up to the Bar

NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY raises a toast to these sweetened drinks that were first created for medicinal purposes.  From the sweeter schnapps to the almond flavored Amaretto to the coffee Kahlua and the licorice taste of Absinthe, these alcoholic beverages usually carry a smaller alcohol by volume percentage than your basic gin, whiskey, vodka and rum.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL VETERANS BBQ DAY was founded by a veteran who started Smoke and Bacon Media, LLC – which has an open social platform, a radio station and some charities under its umbrella.  Take your favorite vet out for some savory BBQ or do the grilling yourself.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Bosses Day

National Pasta Day

National Edge Day

Black Poetry Day

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

On this day…

1793 – Marie-Antoinette loses her head over the French Revolution

1847 – Charlotte Bronte publishes Jane Eyre

1901 – After President Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House – he accepts and becomes the first African American to do so

1916 – Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic

1923 – The Walt Disney Company is founded

1950 – C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is published

1978 – John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pope in 455 years

2002 – The ancient library of Alexandria is resurrected after the Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens with 250,000 volumes.  Capable of holding 4.5 million, it continues to grow today.

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
Noah Webster (1758-1843)
Gave us the dictionary

Get Reading
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Gave us The Picture of Dorian Gray among many other works
Angela Lansbury (1925-2022)
Dame Angela was one of the last stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.  Eight decades of excellent acting earned her every major award and she so shined in Murder She Wrote

CBS News
Chuck Colson (1931-2012)
Ended up in prison from the Watergate Scandal and then started one of the most successful prison ministries

Closer Weekly
Suzanne Somers (1946- )
She was Chrissy on Three’s Company as well as an iconic image from the 70’s and 80’s
Tim Robbins (1958- )
Academy and Golden Globe winning actor and director – who didn’t love him in Shawshank Redemption

Rolling Stone
Flea (1962- )
Bassist for the Red Hot Chile Peppers who was ranked second greatest bass player of all time by the readers of Rolling Stone Magazine – behind John Entwistle of The Who

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Heavenly Father, we thank You for who You are and ask that You would bring relief to those suffering from back and neck pain and help us to deal with our allergies.  Thank You for all that you have given us, and I ask these things in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.

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

Happy birthday Suzanne Somers and Flea! It’s also #NationalVeteransBBQDay, #NationalSportsDay, #NationalDictionaryDay, #NationalLiqueurDay, #GlobalCatDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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