Kev’s Daily Take On 11/25/2022

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…


NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY celebrates and honors all Native American peoples and their cultures.  I have been told that I have some Cherokee blood running through my veins, and yet, I know next to nothing about that tribe.  It is a good day to find out more.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN cries for these vile attacks to stop.  When the Mirabel sisters were executed in the Dominican Republic in 1960, for their political activism, it sparked a cry of outrage, as it should have. In 1999 the U.N. formally recognized this day, and the message needs to be heard loud and clear and heeded.  Stop the violence.

Family and Friends


NATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING is brought to us by Story Corps.  The idea is to gather the family together after the feasting and listen to each other.  Listen to the history, the issues and to each other.

Education and Information

FLOSSING DAY was created by the National Flossing Council (I did not know there was one).  They recommend flossing at least once a day for good dental health.  Keep those chompers healthy for the next Thanksgiving.

For Fun

BLACK FRIDAY comes at us fast and furiously with sales, deals and promises of cash back.  It’s not quite what it used to be, thanks to on-line selling, but who can forget the days of standing in line, in the cold at 5:00 am waiting for the store to open.  Then, moving with the surge to get in, get what you came for, and hopefully get out in one piece.

BUY NOTHING DAY is a call to activism to end consumerism.  Started in Canada to protest the shopping frenzy of the day, I don’t think it has made much headway.

On Today’s Menu…

MAIZE DAY celebrates one of our main crops.  We depend on corn for us and our animals.  After the Wampanoag natives shared their bounty with us, on that first Thanksgiving, they showed us how to plant and harvest it.  I believe some popcorn may be in order tonight.

NATIONAL PARAFAIT DAY comes to us from France, where parfait means perfect.  I’d say that’s pretty close when you’re talking about these layered desserts filled with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate and other goodies.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Cake Day

Small Business Saturday

On this day…

1884 – Henri Nestle trademarks his name for condensed milk

1924 – The company Cellucotten trademarks the name Kleenex

1952 – Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap takes to the stage and becomes the longest continuously running play in history.  It was shut down in 2020 due to…you guessed it, COVID

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

1987 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring John Candy and Steve Martin rolls into the theaters

Happy Birthday to…
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
From steel to philanthropy, this man always had a vision

Karl Benz (1844-1929)
He built the world’s first auto to be powered by an internal combustion engine

Carrie Nation (1846-1911)
This Native American activist for temperance was really active.  She would attack bars and taverns with a hatchet.

Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999)
“The Yankee Clipper”, one of the best all-around players, would help the New York Yankees win 9 World Series titles, and be inducted into the baseball hall of fame
John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999)
The son of JFK would go on to start the magazine George in 1995, but would tragically die in a plane crash 4 years later

closer weekly
Christina Applegate (1971- )
From playing Kelly Bundy on Married with Children to starring in the Netflix serial, Dead to Me, she seems to be able to adapt nicely to any role given to her

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for Your continued blessings, for friends and family and for the beauty that surrounds us.  Amen.

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

#InternationalDayFortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen, #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageDay, #NationalParafaitDay, #MaizeDay, #BlackFriday, #FlossingDay, #NationalDayofListening, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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