Kev’s Daily Take On 12/18/2022

 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

HANUKKAH begins the 8-day Festival of Lights which commemorates the Jewish revolt against Antiochus around 190 BCE.  During this time Antiochus repressed the Jewish people and their religion, going as far as desecrating their temple, slaughtering a pig on their holy altar and outright killing those who would not abandon their faith. A rebel group rose up and led the people in a revolt which ended up in the re-taking of the Temple.  Legend has it, that only enough consecrated oil could be found to light the menorah for one day, but the flame lasted 8 days – giving them time to consecrate more oil and keep the light burning.  Today, families gather, feasts and gifts are given, and the gambling game of dreidel is played using chocolate coins.

Family and Friends

NATIONAL TWIN DAY has us seeing double.  Catch up with your twin today and celebrate that special relationship that only you can have.

Education and Information

NATIONAL CRIME JUNKIE DAY celebrates the #1 true crime podcast in the world.  Ashley Flowers, her dog Chuck and her best friend Brit, put out a new episode of Crime Junkie every Monday.  Her shows have over a billion downloads around the world, have given support to over a hundred non-profits, brought awareness to under-reported cases and helped to advocate for those people who really needed it.  Now that’s making a difference in the world.

For Fun


ANSWER THE TELEPHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY is for those truly in a festive spirit.  Will Ferrell brought Buddy the Elf to life in the movie Elf, if you don’t know who this is.  So, if someone answers your call in a high-pitched voice that asks you what your favorite color is, you know what’s going on.

On Today’s Menu…

ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY has us digging a hole in preparation for this savory dish.  Prepare the pig by strapping two grills to either side and place it in the hole over lit charcoal.  Turn it over occasionally and baste it from time to time.  The result should be a crispy skin with tender meat.  Of course, if you can find one small enough to bake in the oven – it is a lot easier.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Oatmeal Muffin Day

Hard Candy Day

On this day…

1787 – New Jersey becomes our third state

1917 – Congress passes the 18th Amendment which would begin Prohibition

1932 – The Chicago Bears beat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the NFL’s first playoff game and first NFL game to be played indoors

1958 – The world’s first communication satellite is launched from Cape Canaveral

1968 – We meet the Grinch, Max and all of the Whos in Whoville for the first time

2019 – President Donald Trump becomes the third President to be impeached

Happy Birthday to…
Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914)
The Archduke of Austria-Este’s assassination brought on WWI

Fine Art America
Ty Cobb (1886-1961)
This all-around MVP and Hall of Famer was considered to be the fiercest competitor in the game of baseball
Benjamin O. Davis (1912-2002)
He organized and led the Tuskegee Airmen and was the first African American to be promoted to the rank of General in the United States Air Force
Betty Grable (1916-1973)
This St. Louisian sang and danced her way into our hearts in such hits as Moon Over Miami and The Dolly Sisters.  She used her natural good looks to help boost morale with the troops during WWII and was voted the favorite pinup by American Servicemen.

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)
Veteran, actor, playwright, director and civil rights activist, his talents went beyond the screen as he championed for justice for African Americans.  He and his wife, Ruby Dee were jointly awarded the National Medal of Arts and a Kennedy Center of Honor

Keith Richards (1943- )
Guitarists for the Rolling Stones – Keep on rocking Mr. Richards

Irish Sun
Steven Spielberg (1946- )
Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan…I could go on but there isn’t room to list all of his accomplishments
Hidden Remote
Brad Pitt (1963- )
From Thelma and Louise to A River Runs Through It to An Interview With a Vampire and on to Once Upon Time…In Hollywood this Missouri boy done good

Christine Aguilera (1980- )

From the Mickey Mouse Club to her Grammy Award (4) music to starring in Burlesque and being a judge on The Voice – she shines in whatever she does

Enjoy the day and make it your own

I would ask all of you to pray for a young man who is undergoing open heart surgery tomorrow.  Gabe was recently diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, and they need to operate quickly.  If you could keep him and his family in your prayers it would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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

#Hannukah, #NationalTwinDay, #BakeCookiesDay, #NationalCrimeJunkieDay, #RoastSucklingPigDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


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