Kev’s Daily Take On 12/03/2022

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.

Religious Holidays

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FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF XAVIER celebrates the man who co-founded the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits.  He led several missions through Portugal, India and the far East.  He died of a fever on this day in 1552 and is buried at the World Heritage Site Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY and all of the volunteers who look to the skies and help keep us up to date on the weather.  They go through training and report weather conditions via amateur radio.  Many National Weather Services use these broadcasts when they report the weather to us.  Thank you for your diligence.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

COATS AND TOYS FOR KIDS DAY is brought to us by the Salvation Army and its mission is to make sure that every child has a warm coat, gloves and hat for the winter as well as a nice toy to play with.  There are several organizations that are willing to take and distribute these much-needed items at this time of year.

ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY urges us to be thankful for what we have.  It also encourages us to help out those who don’t have the bare necessities by volunteering at shelters, giving of our time and treasure to appropriate causes and to just pass on the blessings.

For Fun

CANDLE DAY comes to us from Bath and Body Works.  Today they will offer discounts on special items – such as 3-wick candles for less than half the usual price.  Celebrate this day by lighting your favorite scented candles and enjoying the calming ambiance that they bring.

Belly up to the Bar

NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY mixes equal parts of vodka and rhubarb syrup.  The rhubarb gives it the distinctive pink color and the vodka gives it a little extra kick. Just make sure to celebrate responsibly.

On Today’s Menu…

Life in the Lofthouse

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE DAY is all about the fried onion topping.  These crispy gems will sit atop a mound of green beans that have been baked in milk and cream of mushroom soup.  The result is a delicious casserole that can be served at any time of this holiday season.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Cookie Day

National Sock Day

National Dice Day

Cabernet Franc Day

Santa’s List Day

On this day…

1818 – Illinois becomes our 21st state

1910 – George Claude invents the neon light

1947 – A Streetcar Named Desire opens on Broadway – after the stunned crowd got over the frank portrayal of sexuality and brutality it just saw – they gave the performance a 30-minute round of applause

1967 – Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs the first human heart transplant with Louis Washkansky receiving the organ

1979 – Eleven people are trampled to death at a Who concert in Cincinnati.  This was due to the practice of “festival seating” where the gates are opened at once allowing anyone to get whatever seat they can. Approximately 8,000 ticket holders were jostling for position when the coliseum glass doors broke allowing them to all rush in.  The mad rush to get closest to the stage caused the carnage.    Police found the bodies afterwards but were advised to let the show go on.  The Who were not even told what had happened until the concert was over.  This practice was banned but then reinstated 24 years later after safer procedures were put in place.

1992 -The world’s first text message is sent when Neil Papworth wishes a colleague “Merry Christmas” from his computer.

1994 – Sony releases its PlayStation gaming system

Happy Birthday to…

Cleveland Abbe (1838-1916)
He was into weather and time zones and is considered the Father of the Weather Bureau
Charles A. Pillsbury (1842-1899)
He was into flour

Fine Art America
Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911)
The first woman accepted into a school of science who founded home economics
Andy Williams (1927-2012)
This gifted crooner sold over 45 million records world-wide.  His variety show, The Andy Williams Show, earned him 3 Emmys and his rendition of Danny Boy is something you have to hear.

Ozzy Osborne (1948- )
The “Prince of Darkness” was the front man for Black Sabbath before going solo and turning out some platinum selling albums – namely Blizzard of Oz followed by Diary of a Madman
Julianne Moore (1960- )
She has won Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes for her work in As the World Turns, Benny and Joon, Nine Months and The Hunger Games
Brenden Fraser (1968- )
This actor has entertained us in Encino Man, George of the Jungle, The Mummy, and Journey to the Center of the Earth

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Awesome God, please watch over those who don’t have coats, food or even a roof over their head.  May you provide for them and keep them warm and fed.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

Happy Birthday to Ozzy Osborne and Julianne Moore on #CoatsAndToysForKidsDay, #GreenBeanCasseroleDay, #SkywarnRecognitionDay, #RoofOverYourHeadDay, #StXavierDay, #NationalCandleDay, #RhubarbVodkaDay


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