Kev’s Daily Take On 12/07/2022

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.

Military Honors

Trip Savy

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY honors the more than 2400 people who were killed in that surprise attack in 1941.  Early morning saw squadrons of Japanese fighters and bombers flying over Pearl Harbor with their first attack lasting two hours.  The USS Arizona and the USS Oklahoma were completely destroyed and sank to the bottom.  The memorial above the Arizona is a stark reminder of this day “that will live in infamy” as you can go there today and see the oil that is still coming out of that ship.

Family and Friends

NATIONAL LETTER WRITING DAY may bring back a blast from the past – but it doesn’t get more personal than receiving a handwritten letter from someone who cares about you.  I hope this way to communicate never goes out of style.

On Today’s Menu…


COTTON CANDY DAY is about as sugary as it gets.  At one time, this sweet treat was so expensive, most people couldn’t afford it.  In 1897, a dentist by the name of William Morrison and candy maker, John C. Wharton invented a machine that would spin the sugar strands.  They took their invention to the 1904 World’s Fair and sold their “fairy floss” for 25Ȼ a box.  They sold over 68,000 boxes.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

National Brownie Day

Crossword Solvers Day

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

On this day…

1787 – Delaware is the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution

1909 – Leo Baekeland invents thermos-setting plastic, which paves the way for the plastics industry

1941 – Japan bombs Pearl Harbor

Planetary Society

1972 – On its final mission, the crew of Apollo 17 take the famous “blue marble” photo of Earth

Happy Birthday to…
Richard Warren Sears (1863-1914)
Started a catalog company that kinda grew

Daily Express
Clarence Nash (1904-1985)
The voice of Donald Duck
Benjamin Eisenstadt (1906-1996)
He invented single sugar packets and Sweet-n-Low – he made the Sweet-n-Low packets pink so people could easily tell them apart from the sugar
Harry Chapin (1942-1981)
He not only gave us some great music, including Cat’s in the Cradle, but his tireless efforts in fighting hunger earned him a posthumous Special Congressional Gold Medal
Reginald Lewis (1942-1993)
He started Wall Street’s first African American Law firm and was the first African American billionaire

Johnny Bench (1947- )
outstanding catcher with the Cincinnati Reds who earned 10 consecutive golden-glove awards, had the most home runs for a catcher, led his team to 4 World Series and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame

Larry Bird (1956- )
Rookie of the year, 12 time All Star, 3-time MVP, lead the Celtics to 3 championship titles and inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.  The “hick from French Lick” is considered one of the greatest “pure” shooters of all time

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Amazing God, we give thanks for our military and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  May we never forget the events that have shaped our country, may you protect our troops wherever they may be in this world, and may you be with those closest to our fallen service members.  I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this #PearlHarborDay, #NationalLetterWritingDay, #CottonCandyDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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