Kev’s Daily Take On 10/29/2022

 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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

WORLD STROKE DAY affects one in six people.  Do what you can to prevent a stroke with a good diet and exercise.  Remember the acronym F.A.S.T. if you suspect someone is having a stroke

F- Facial Weakness

A – Arm Weakness

S – Speech difficulty

T – Time is important – Call 911 right away

NATIONAL PIT BULL AWARENESS DAY wants to dispel the stigma surrounding these loving, adorable dogs.  It was man who turned some of these animals into beasts and man can fix it.  These loyal canines are a great family dog and if they seem a little intense, it is only because they are happy to see you.  The restrictions that some communities have regarding ownership of the pit bull are idiotic.

Our Furry Friends


NATIONAL CAT DAY celebrates the furry felines who steal our hearts.  Give your kitty some extra love today and if you are so minded – see about adopting.

The Dodo

MUDDY DOG DAY is actually a British event that started when pet owners started sharing pics of their dogs rolling around in the mud.  Some dogs will avoid a puddle, others will jump right into a muddy mess and love every bit of it.  If your pooch likes to wallow, you could probably take some great pictures.

Celebrate You with…

NATIONAL HERMIT DAY gives us time to disengage for a little bit.  If it seems as if the world is asking too much of you, or all of your tech is overloading your life, take a break and go off the grid.  Be a hermit for a little while and come back refreshed.

Education and Information


NATIONAL INTERNET DAY looks back at the beginnings of this world wide web and how far it has advanced.  Back in 1969, on this day, two college students attempt to send the word “Login” over ARPANET – a network funded by the defense department.  The “L’ and the “O” got sent then the computer crashed.  The capabilities of the internet have come a long way, of course, and who knows what will be possible in the future.


NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY asks the question – Do you know what to do with your expired or unused prescriptions?  Just flushing them will get them gone, but it’s not too good for the sewer system and you can’t just throw them in the trash.  Find out where your local drug drop-off point is. Ours are a couple of police stations in the area.  During COVID we would walk into the station carrying our drugs and wearing masks – surreal.

For Fun

TRICK OR TREAT DAY falls on the last Saturday of October.  Different groups and organizations will set up Trunk or Treats as the kiddos get dressed up to go get their goodies.

On Today’s Menu…

The Kitchn

NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY is ready to warm you up.  Enjoy a bowl of this cholesterol lowering, low fat, tasty meal that can help reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.  Perfect for add-ins, mix up your favorite flavors and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Publicist Day

Speak Up for Service Day

Candy Corn Day

Visit a Cemetery Day

Create a Great Funeral Day

National Treat Your Pet Day

On this day…

1858 – The first store opens in a little town, in Kansas Territory, that will be called Denver a month later

Huff Post

1929 – Over 16 million shares are traded on what is known as Black Tuesday- causing the stock market to collapse and paving the way for the Great Depression

How Stuff Works

1948 – Heavy fog sets in over the town of Donora, Pennsylvania, trapping the air pollutants produced by steel mills and a zinc smelting plant, Zinc Works.  This causes a smog which kills 20 people and sickens thousands. Previously, Zinc Works had paid off residents for damages caused by their operation, but this was too much, and they closed their doors a few days later on Halloween.


1956 – Israel invades Egypt in response to Egypt claiming the Suez Canal as its own.  Egypt was tired of the British military in the Canal Zone and had also been in skirmishes with Israel along their joint border.  Adding to this was a failed promise from the U.S. to send funds to help build the Aswan Dam and with Soviet backing, they claimed the Suez as their own and prompted the Israeli invasion.  France and Britain were supposed to be part of the invasion, but they were slow to the party and left Israel hanging out there by themselves.

1969 – During the infamous “Chicago Eight Trial”, defendant Bobby Seale is gagged and chained to his chair for repeated outbursts

The Baltimore Sun

1998 – After four decades, John Glenn returns to space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery

 Happy Birthday to…

Harriet Powers (1837-1910)
She was born a slave but is known for her intricate quilts which would often tell her life’s stories

Bob Ross (1942-1995)
He taught us The Joy of Painting

Melba Moore (1945- )
Tony Award winning singer and actress who was the first African American woman to be cast in the role of Fantine in Les Misérables

The Movie Database
Richard Dreyfuss (1947- )
This actor’s Close Encounters has showed him the American Graffiti on the wall and has kept him away from the Jaws of despair and from being Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Wall Street Journal
Lee Child (1954- )
Author of the Jack Reacher novels

Harper’s Bazaar
Winona Rider (1971- )
From Beetlejuice to Mermaids to Little Women and on to Stranger Things, this Golden Globe winning actress always gives us our money’s worth

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you, LORD, for my wonderful family and friends.  Watch over them, guide them down safe paths and keep them from harm.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#WorldStrokeDay, #NationalCatDay, #NationalPitBullAwarenessDay, #NationalOatmealDay, #TrickorTreatDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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