Kev’s Daily Take On 11/21/2022

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…


RED MITTEN DAY comes to us from the great white north – Canada.  During the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, red mittens worn by athletes became very popular with the public.  A third of the sales from these mittens were donated to the Canadian Olympic teams.  I say wear your mittens today, first because it’s cold and second, to show support for amateur athletes.

Today’s Fashion Trends

ODD SOCK DAY isn’t just trendsetting, it’s also about a good cause.  Wearing odd socks may make you stand out, but that’s ok and kinda the point.  This day was started by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to remind us to be who we are without fear of what others think of us.  You are a wonderful creation – don’t let anyone make you feel any different.

For Fun

ALASCATTALO DAY is an Alaskan thing.  Apparently, miners during the Alaskan Gold Rush bred an animal that’s a cross between a moose and a walrus and called it an Alascattalo.  While we are pretty sure it’s all made up, that hasn’t stopped the state from embracing its heritage and celebrating this mythical creature.  There is even a parade in Anchorage.  Billed as “America’s longest-running shortest parade”, people put on disguises and march for about a block down an alley.  It lasts for about 4 minutes.

WORLD HELLO DAY urges us to say “hello” to ten people today. HELLO!

On Today’s Menu…

how sweet It is

NATIONAL STUFFING DAY naturally follows turkey on the menu.  Start warming up those ovens and putting together your ingredients for the perfect side dish of the season.  If you are not able to make it from scratch, Stovetop does put out a good dressing.  Oh, that’s right, technically, dressing is fixed on the side, stuffing is baked in the turkey – either way – enjoy.

big oven

What isn’t fun about GINGERBREAD COOKIE DAY?  Make up some dough, put together your creations – bake – decorate – eat – don’t forget a glass of egg nogg to go along with them.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Cranberry Relish Day

Love Your Freckles Day

Go For a Ride Day  

On this day…

1783 – Dr. Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent are the first to crew a hot air balloon flight when they fly over Paris


1922 – Rebecca Felton becomes the first woman appointed to the Senate

1931 – Boris Karloff brings Frankenstein to life at the movie theaters

Readers Digest UK

1934 – A young dancer by the name of Ella Fitzgerald participates in Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and changes her routine at the last minute, deciding to sing.  This weekly contest still goes on today and if you have ever seen Showtime at the Apollo, you know it is not an easy crowd to win over.  Ella would go on to win that night and start her successful career.

1976 – Rocky pummels his way onto the big screen

1981 – Millions of people finally get the answer to the great mystery – “Who shot J.R.?”  83 million people tuned in to Dallas that night to find out.  If you don’t know, you can look it up or wait until tomorrow to find out.

2019 – Elon Musk unveils his new electric truck with shatterproof glass – has someone throw a steel ball bearing at the window and we watch as it shatters – Elon’s comment – “well, there’s room for improvement”

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
Voltaire (1694-1778)
His writings against tyranny and cruelty helped to usher in the Age of Enlightenment
Stan “The Man” Musial (1920-2013)
7-time National League batting champion, he helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three World Series and was the manager of the team when they won a fourth.  He interrupted his career to serve in the Navy during WWII but came right back to earning MVP awards.  He was inducted into the baseball hall of fame and was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  We like him so much in St. Louis that our newest bridge over the Mississippi bears his name.
Marlo Thomas (1937- )
Known as That Girl she has won Emmys, Grammys and a Golden Globe for her acting and for her children’s enterprise, Free to be…You and Me
Goldie Hawn (1945- )
From being the “It girl” on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In to taking on the Army in Private Benjamin and going on to star as Mrs. Claus in the Christmas Chronicles, she has a funny, kooky kind of charm that shines through
Bjork (1965- )
This eclectic singer combines several genres of music mixed with technology and nature to evoke a sound of her own

Ken Griffey Jr. (1969- )
This golden glove fielder hit 630 home runs, batted in 1,836 runs and was inducted into the baseball hall of fame

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for a healthy and happy Thanksgiving this year.  May these wonderful people stay healthy and be able to visit with their families.  May this COVID not flare up and all those who are sick and suffering from it be healed.  I ask this in your healing name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#RedMittenDay, #GingerbreadCookieDay, #OddSockDay, #NationalStuffingDay, #WorldHelloDay, #AlascattaloDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 11/21/2022”

  1. Kev, you’ve shared some awesome memories in this post. Both Stan Musial and Ken Griffey, Jr. played to the melody of a gifted song. As for the Alascattalo, it reminds me another mythical creature, the Jackalope .


    1. I wish I could’ve seen Stan play.


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