Kev’s Daily Take On 11/17/2022

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…

Education and Information

For Fun

TAKE A HIKE DAY wants you to get outside and enjoy some nature – getting some exercise along the way.  This time of year, make sure and plan for that hike.  Know the trail and include a map, snacks, first aid kit, compass, water and a whistle.  Have fun with it and be safe.

USELESS STUFF DAY is designed for us to go through our clutter and get rid of what we don’t need or use.  In other words – “useless stuff” – but it was useful once and I might need it again.

Belly up to the Bar

Let’s raise a glass to ZINFANDEL DAY and celebrate this wine that pairs well with any meat or savory dish.  It can ferment into a dry red or semi-sweet white – depending on the grape color and whether the skins are removed after crushing.  The red has more alcoholic content while the white is sweeter and more affordable.

On Today’s Menu…

HOMEMADE BREAD DAY just fills the home with a delicious aroma.  It takes a little bit of work to produce a loaf from scratch, but it is so worth the effort.

NATIONAL BUTTER DAY pairs well with Homemade Bread Day.  This meal enhancer not only makes things taste better but is a huge asset when it comes to cooking or baking.  Make sure and slather some of this stuff onto a freshly baked slice of that bread that just came out of the oven.

Our dessert of the day has a nutty complex.  NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY has layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts, raisins, dates and figs and is then drizzled with honey or syrup.  It might turn into a sticky mess but lick your fingers clean and enjoy another piece.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Substitute Educator Day

National Princess Day

National Vichyssoise Day

Mickey Mouse Day

Occult Day

On this day…

1800 – The U.S. Congress holds its first session in Washington D.C. 

1869 – The Suez Canal opens

1968 – NBC cuts off the Oakland Raiders – New York Jets football game with 65 seconds left, to air its regularly scheduled program, the movie Heidi.  As Heidi’s opening credits play, the Raiders score 2 touchdowns in 9 seconds to win the game, but no one sees it and fans are not very happy.

1970- – Douglas Engelbart invents the computer mouse

1973 – President Richard Nixon tells the press and the country, “I am not a crook”.

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini frees most of the black and female hostages that were taken during the Iranian Crisis

2003 – Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes the governor of California

2004 – Kmart Corp buys Sears and Roebuck for $11 billion

 Happy Birthday to…
Soichiro Honda (1906-1991)
Founded the Honda Motor Co.

Closer Weekly
Rock Hudson (1925-1985)
He starred in such big films as Giant, Pillow Talk and Ice Station Zebra as well as the TV show, McMillan and Wife.  He personified the masculine ideal and shocked the world when it was announced that he was dying from AIDS due to his homosexual lifestyle.  While tragic, his death brought this deadly disease to the forefront of public opinion and changed the way we saw its victims. RIP Rock

Gordon Lightfoot (1938- )
Canadian singer who is best known for his haunting song – The Edmund Fitzgerald

Martin Scorsese (1942- )
He likes to direct intense films including Taxi Driver and Goodfellas

Danny DeVito (1944- )
From Louis De Palma on Taxi to Frank Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, this actor-director-produce has brought his unique character to every role
Lorne Michaels (1944- )
This Canadian brings us Saturday Night Live and has done so since the beginning.  He has earned an Emmy and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for doing so

Rachel McAdams (1978- )
Our third Canadian is a talented actress who was a Mean Girl, a Wedding Crasher, kept a Notebook and accompanied Dr. Strange through the Multiverse

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for all of the men and women who care for us medically.  May you give them strength, understanding and wisdom to carry out their job and please keep refreshing their hearts so they keep caring. I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#RuralHealthDay, #GreatAmericanSmokeout, #HomemadeBreadDay, #TakeahikeDay, #NationalBaklavaDay, #NationalButterDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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