Kev’s Daily Take On 11/16/2022

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…

EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS’ DAY honors the “behind the scenes” folk who help make education happen.  From the janitors to the cafeteria workers to the school bus drivers to the aides and secretaries, we give all of the support staff a big thank you today and give each one a gold star of gratitude for their service.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

Education and Information

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DAY maps out the complex world of technology, information and geography when it comes to dealing with the question “Where”?  That is what this field is all about.  Since the late 1950’s, computers and technology have enhanced our abilities to make informed decisions on say, where would the best location for a wind farm be?  Or where would the best bus routes go?  G.I.S. has been likened to our planet’s nervous system and is involved with most human endeavors.

INTERNATIONAL CHECK YOUR WIPERS DAY has us performing some important maintenance.  Especially this time of year, with slushy roads, snow and ice, you need to be able to see out your windshield clearly.  For those who scrape a little peep hole on their windshield to drive by (You know who you are) clear off the whole thing please – we don’t want you getting into an accident.

Today’s Fashion Trends

For Fun

CLARINET DAY celebrates the woodwind that has been around since the 1700’s.  German musician, Johann Christoph Denner, is credited with its invention and it has gone through many modifications since.  You can hear its sound in all kinds of musical genres with one of the more famous as the voice of the wolf in the Peter and the Wolf composition.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL FAST-FOOD DAY has us heading to our favorite burger place, taco hut or fried chicken shack.  I would not recommend this every day, but now and then is just fine.  White Castle was the first to sell quickly made, cheap burgers and this was done out of an old streetcar in Wichita in 1921.  The price for a slider back then was 5Ȼ.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Homemade Bread Day

National Butter Day

Great American Smokeout

Take a Hike Day

Zinfandel Day

On this day…

1801- The New York Post publishes its first edition – it is still operating today and is the nation’s longest running newspaper

1907 – Oklahoma becomes our 46th state

1914 – The Federal Reserve System formally opens

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union after they had been severed during the Bolshevik Revolution

1990 – Milli Vanilli has their Grammy taken away after it is revealed that they did not sing their own songs, but only lip-synced

2018 – An elevator in the John Hancock Center in Chicago malfunctions and falls 84 floors.  All six people aboard were unharmed.

2021 – Frida Kahlo’s “Diego y yo”, one of her self-portraits, sells for $34.9 million – a record for a Latin-American work of art

Happy Birthday to…
W.C. Handy (1873-1958)
Composer who brought the blues to popular music and gave us the St. Louis Blues
Burgess Meredith (1907-1997)
This Emmy Award winning actor took a break from his successful acting career to enlist in the armed forces during WWII.  Afterwards, he starred in Of Mice and Men as well as others hits and directed some Broadway shows. He had some liberal viewpoints which got him blacklisted during Hollywood’s Red Scare but came back to be a villain to Batman as the Penguin, train a down and out boxer named Rocky, be a Grumpy Old Man and even play an Army lawyer who interrogates Senator Joseph McCarthy about his decency in Tail Gunner Joe (1977)

Martha Plimpton (1970- )
From The Goonies to Parenthood to Raising Hope, she has shown us that she is one funny lady
Oksana Baiul (1977- )
Olympic Gold Medal figure skater who is also known as the Swan of Odessa”

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you, God, for all of the wonderful people in my life.  May you watch over them, bless them and let them know that they are loved.  Amen.

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

It’s #WorldCOPDDay, #EducationSupportProfessionalsDay, #WorldPancreaticCancerDay, #ClarinetDay, #NationalFastFoodDay, #NationalButtonDay, #GISDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 11/16/2022”

  1. Kudos to all who work in our schools as ESP’s. I appreciated them during my teaching career. Burgess Meredith defines the meaning of “character” as an actor.


    1. And thank you for your years of teaching. Burgess was a class act.


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