Kev’s Daily Take On 11/23/2022

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.

Our Furry Friends


WOLFENOOT comes to us from New Zealand and was created by a 7-year-old boy.  Accordingly, the spirit of the wolf brings and hides little presents for everyone in the house.  Those that have been kind to dogs will get better presents than those who weren’t.  Of course, with every holiday there must be food.  There must be meat on the table – because wolves like meat – and a cake decorated like a full moon.  I’m in.

Today’s Fashion Trends


TIE ONE ON DAY is all about that useful kitchen apparel – the apron.  It will not only keep food and splatters off your clothes, but you can carry things in it, use it to chase unwanted pests away and fan yourself in the hot kitchen.  I like the idea of wrapping a baked good in a new apron along with a note of encouragement and giving it as a gift. 

For Fun


NATIONAL JUKEBOX DAY happens on the anniversary of the first one being installed and is brought to us by Touch Tones – a company who digitized this musical marvel.  Jukeboxes have changed over the years and so have the songs that go into them, but they still sound great.

Belly up to the Bar

DRINKSGIVING falls on one of the busiest nights at bars and restaurants.  Everyone is coming into town for Thanksgiving and tonight is the night to catch up with friends, renew old acquaintances and have a little cheer together.  As always, if you are going to imbibe – don’t drive.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY gets us off to a good start.  Enjoy a cup of this rich brew or make it part of your latte or cappuccino order.  I have it on very good authority that there is no x in espresso, even though that is the way some of us pronounce it.  You know you just said it to yourself.

EAT A CRANBERRY DAY because they are good for you.


NATIONAL CASHEW DAY goes nuts as we celebrate the legume with the buttery taste.  Order some cashew chicken from your favorite Chinese place, sprinkle some on top of your ice cream or just pop ‘em in your mouth by themselves.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations


National Day of Mourning

On this day…

1889 – The first jukebox gets installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco

1921 – President Warren G. Harding signs the Willis-Campbell Act which prohibits doctors from prescribing beer and liquor to their patients.  I bet there were some interesting doctor-patient consultations before this

1936 – The first issue of Life hits the newsstands

1963 – That iconic time traveler, Dr. Who, first shows up on the BBC

1980 – J.R. Ewing gave a lot of people the motive to shoot him. His brother Bobby, his dads ex-partner Cliff Barnes or even his own wife Sue Ellen. As it turns out it was Sue Ellen’s sister Kristen Shepherd who pulled the trigger in a fit of rage. J.R. survived, but he didn’t press charges because Kristen was pregnant with his baby from their affair. Dallas was one of the first prime time soap operas and it certainly lived up to that moniker.

1992 – IBM releases a personal digital assistant that has a touch screen and interface.  They call it Simon and is considered the first smartphone

Happy Birthday to…

Franklin Pierce (1804-1869)
Our 14th president created the United States Court of Claims. His presidency was marred by his handling of the issue of slavery, and he unintentionally did more to bring on the Civil War than to avert it

The New York Times
Henry McCarty – William Bonney – Billy the Kid (1859-1881)
This gunfighter and outlaw lived to the ripe old age of 21 when he was shot and killed by sheriff Pat Garrett – proving that old adage – live by the sword, die by the sword

Fine Art America
Boris Karloff (1887-1969)
He was Frankenstein and the voice of the Grinch.  He showed us that horror can best be portrayed with understatement and dignity

New York Post
John Schnatter (1961- )
Founder of Papa John’s Pizza
Miley Cyrus (1992- )
From Hannah Montana to making albums that have sold in the millions she always leaves us wondering what she is going to do next

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, may You provide safe travels for all of those visiting friends and family.  Please keep the COVID away from the celebrations and thank you for this wonderful time of year.  In the amazing name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.  

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

#NationalCashewDay, #NationalEspressoDay, #Drinksgiving, #NationalJukeboxDay, #TieOneOnDay, #Wolfenoot, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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