Kev’s Daily Take On 11/02/2022

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…

NATIONAL BROADCAST TRAFFIC PROFESSIONALS’ DAY thanks the people who coordinate the programing that happens on air.  They make sure the ads have their needed time without bombarding the viewer as well as organize the public service announcements and regular shows.  Thank you for keeping our shows on the air.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

STRESS AWARENESS DAY wants to take some of the burden off your shoulders.  If you are stressing, find out what the causes are.  Some stress is good, but too much can cause physical and psychological damage.  Remember to not sweat the petty stuff – and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.

Family and Friends

DAY OF THE DEAD comes at the end of our supernatural celebration after All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day.  Today, it is believed that dearly departed souls come back to visit their loved ones.  Memorials are set up in houses while flowers, toys and treats are laid graveside. This is mostly celebrated in Mexico, but anyone can celebrate, and it may help deal with grief and bring back fond memories.

Education and Information

WORLD BALLET DAY celebrates the graceful art form that blends poise and strength.  Several ballet companies will live stream rehearsals, practices and dance classes.  Those who usually participate are the Australian Ballet, the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the San Francisco Ballet.

For Fun

ADVENT CALENDAR DAY marks the season for us.  Aldi’s sponsors the day and today is when their special calendars go on sale.  My sister and I had one made up like Santa’s sleigh and took turns pulling out the gifts and marking the days until Christmas.  You can still get those, or you can go to Aldi’s and pick up one with 24 chocolates, or 24 bottles of wine, or 24 dog treats, or 24 bottles of beer, or 24 cheeses. you get the picture – but you better hurry – once they are gone, that’s it. Here is a link to a complete list of their calendars.

On Today’s Menu…

DEVILED EGG DAY sounds delicious.  This special twist on hard boiled eggs will liven up any dinner table, picnic or get together.  My wife makes the best and maybe I can talk her out of her recipe.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Homemaker Day

Cash Back Day

National Sandwich Day

International Stout Day

On this day…

1889 – North and South Dakota join the Union as the 39th and 40th states – respectively

1920 – Women are allowed to vote in a presidential election for the first time

1948 – in what is considered one of the greatest upsets of all time, Governor Thomas E. Dewey loses the election to President Harry S. Truman.  All of the analysts and polls were behind Dewey, but President Truman ignored that and went on a “whistle stop” tour across the country to win over voters

1983 – President Ronald Reagan declares Martin Luther King Day to be a federal holiday

2016 – The Chicago Cubs win the World Series – 1908 had been their last time winning it

Happy Birthday to…

Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
Frontiersman and trailblazer who helped to settle parts of Kentucky

Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793)
She was of Austrian descent, married into French Royalty for political reasons at the age of 14, and caused quite a stir among the courts due to gossip and her political policies rejecting government reform.  The latter would eventually cause her execution by guillotine.

Famous People
James K. Polk (1795-1849)
Our 11th president added the southwest territories to our country

Fine Art America
Warren G. Harding (1865-1923)
Our 29th president was seen by the nation as the ideal American.  He trusted in people, but the wrong ones and his Presidency was marred by scandals – namely the Teapot Dome Scandal.  He died during his third year in office due to a stroke or a heart attack

Fine Art America
Burt Lancaster (1913-1994)
This tough guy also had a soft side and his Oscar winning talent showed through in films such as From Here to Eternity, Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Birdman of Alcatraz and The Swimmer

Los Angeles Times
Rose Bird (1936-1999)
She was the first woman to become a Chief Justice
David Schwimmer (1966- )
You know him as Ross on Friends

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful place we get to live in called Earth and thank you for these wonderful people.  Lord, protect us from the sickness and danger and may we turn towards you for guidance.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#DayoftheDead, #stressAwarenessDay, #DeviledEggDay, #WorldBalletDay, #BroadcastTrafficProfessionalsDay, #AdventCalendarDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 11/02/2022”

  1. When Truman upset Dewey, some newspaper editors jumped ahead with a headline declaring Dewey the winner.

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  2. Yeah, I wonder how many kept their jobs afterwards.


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