Kev’s Daily Take On 12/04/2022

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…


EXTRAORDINARY WORK TEAM RECOGNITION DAY might fall on a Sunday, but if your team is doing a bang-up job, make sure and let them know that first thing tomorrow.  Donuts are a great way to show your appreciation.  Your favorite blogger wouldn’t mind being appreciated with a few donuts either – just sayin’.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

WORLD WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DAY reminds us that it is up to us to take care of the wildlife.  It can be as simple as picking up trash to donating your time and or treasure to this good cause.

Education and Information

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BANKS is brought to us by the United Nations.  This day acknowledges the role that banks play in supporting their communities through financial stability.

Today’s Fashion Trends


To be fashionable today, we start with NATIONAL SOCK DAY.  Are your socks without holes? Yes? How do you put your feet in them? Hah! Sorry, I’m in a mood.  If your socks match you are off to a good start.  Once you are dressed add WEAR BROWN SHOES DAY to your ensemble.  It doesn’t matter what color of pants you have on – it’s Brown Shoe Day.  Top everything off with EARMUFF DAY.  They are stylish, will keep your ears warm and today is their inventor’s birthday. 

For Fun

SANTA’S LIST DAY is one of the most important deadlines of the year.  Today is the day that the jolly old man put’s his naughty and nice lists together.  If you have been mostly good this year, you are in the clear.  However, if you have made some pretty bad choices…well…there is always next year.  If you end up with coal in your stocking, you can always use it to BBQ with.

Ruby Lane

NATIONAL DICE DAY rolls right along as we take our chances with these little odds makers. Where would the gaming industries (both at the casino’s and in your favorite boardgames) be without these numbered cubes? May all of your first rolls come up sevens.

Belly up to the Bar

Let’s raise a toast to CABERNET FRANC DAY.  This particular grape is the parent grape of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.  It produces a fruity red vintage that pairs well with meat, pasta, and vegetarian food – so – just about anything.  During the 17th century, Cardinal Richelieu loved this grape so much, he had cuttings transported back to the Loire Valley, where it still thrives today.  Cabernet Franc Day is celebrated on his death date.

On Today’s Menu…


NATIONAL COOKIE DAY is filled with Oreos, gingerbread cookies, pecan sandies, windmill cookies, sugar cookies, Hungarian Cheeseballs, snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, biscotti, butter cookies, animal crackers, sugar wafers, vanilla wafers and peanut butter cookies.  If I forgot any, you could send them my way, so I won’t forget for next year. 😁

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

International Volunteer Day

National Sacher Torte Day

National AFL-CIO Day

International Ninja Day

National Blue Jeans Day – Wear your denim

Krampus Nacht

On this Day…

1619 – 38 colonists arrive in present day Virginia and give thanks to God.  This is considered the first Thanksgiving held in the Americas.

1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Daily Times is published

1918 – President Woodrow Wilson becomes the first President to travel to Europe

1952 – A high pressure air mass stalls over London and gets hit with an unexpected cold front from the west.  The result is a deadly smog that lasts 5 days.  Due to the cold weather, people burned more fuel, adding more smoke and soot to the sulfur dioxide that was already in the air.  At its worst, you could not see 5 yards in front of you and all transportation came to a halt.  A death toll due to the smog is hard to determine, but estimates range from a minimum of 4,000 to 12,000 people succumbed.  That’s not including animals.

1980 – Rock Band Led Zeppelin call it quits after the death of their drummer, John Bonham

1991 – After being held hostage by Islamic militants in a Lebanese prison – a literal underground dungeon – for 2,454 days, American journalist Terry Anderson is finally freed

Happy Birthday to…
Chester Greenwood (1858-1937)
His invention of earmuffs was born out of necessity and his birthday is why Earmuff Day is celebrated today.
George A. Hormel (1860-1946)
He liked his packaged meats.  Thank you for the chili, George

Fine Art America

Edith Cavell (1865-1915) She treated wounded on both sides while serving in German occupied territory during WWI.  She also helped British and Belgium POWs escape, for which she would be found guilty by the Germans and subsequently executed.

Pappy Boyington (1912-1988)
During WWII, this ace fighter pilot shot down 28 Japanese plans, formed the famous Black Sheep Squadron and earned the Medal of Honor

Jeff Bridges (1949- )
The Dude
Marisa Tomei (1964- )
From As the World Turns, to My Cousin Vinny to What Women Want to playing Aunt May in the Marvel movies, she has shown quite the talent and range

Jay-Z (1969- )
Ever since his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, he has established himself as quite the artist and has a few Grammys (24) to show for it

Tyra Banks (1973- )
Model, actress, writer, producer and entrepreneur, she seems to have the Midas touch

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Amazing god, let us humble ourselves before You and give You all of the glory.  All wisdom, power and strength come from You, and we are thankful for what You give us.  In the glorious name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

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

#WorldWildlifeConservationDay, #NationalCookieDay, #NationalSockDay, #SantasListDay, #CabernetFrancDay, #Earmuff Day, #NationalDiceDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

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