Kev’s Daily Take On 12/22/2022

 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.

Education and Information


FOREFATHERS DAY commemorates the landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620.  While festivities happen all over the country, the Old Colony Club – founded by descendants of the Mayflower in 1769 – sponsors the official celebration in Plymouth.  There is a parade to the top of Cole Hill where a proclamation honoring our forefathers is read, followed by the firing of a canon.  A succotash dinner tops the day’s events.

On Today’s Menu…

Cook’s Country

DATE NUT BREAD DAY comes straight out of the oven and gets slathered with butter.  Both nuts and dates are healthy add-ins and just add to the overall flavor.

COOKIE EXCHANGE DAY may be just another reason to get together and indulge in some sweets – but that’s ok.  Bake up your best batch of cookies to take to the party and see what everyone else brought.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Roots Day

National Pfeffernusse Day


Christmas Movie Marathon Day

On this day…

1808 – The world hears Beethoven’s 5th Symphony for the first time when it premieres in Vienna

1882 – Edward Johnson strings a strand of electric red, white and blue lights together and decorates his Christmas tree with them. Boy, did he start something.

1894 – The Amateur Golf Association is founded

1932 – Boris Karloff shuffles onto the big screen as The Mummy premieres

1956 – The Columbus Zoo becomes the proud parent of Colo, the first gorilla to be born into captivity

1958 – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) reaches #1 on the charts

1997 – The FDA approves the Merck baldness pill for men

2001 – Richard Reid tries to blow up the airplane he is a passenger on by setting off explosives in his shoe.  Other passengers restrain him, and he is arrested, tried and is now serving life without parole.  He is also the reason we have to take our shoes off at the airport.

Happy Birthday to…
Arthur W. Mitchell (1883-1968)
He was the first African American elected to congress as a Democrat
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920)
He was a brilliant, self-taught mathematician

Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007)
Our 38th First Lady.  She and Vice President Lyndon Johnson were riding in the car right behind President Kennedy’s when he was shot.  Hers and many other lives were changed that day.
Barbara Billingsley (1915-2010)
She was June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver
Diane Sawyer (1945- )
Award winning news reporter and anchor who was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and the Broadcast Magazine Hall of Fame

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Urban artist who illustrated children’s books and specialized in graffiti.  He showcased his many pieces in various art shows around the world and received worldwide recognition.  At 27, he tragically died of a heroin overdose.  In 2017, his work “Untitled” sold for over $110 million and became one of the most expensive paintings ever purchased.

Rotten Tomatoes
Ralph Fiennes (1962- )
What a range.  He performs Shakespeare, played James Bond’s boss “M”, a serial killer in Red Dragon, the voice of Alfred in The LEGO Batman Movie and Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman (2013)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear LORD, we thank You for the chance to live in a country where we are free to worship as we please and speak what is on our minds.  Please, continue to bless this great nation of ours.  In the name of Jesus, I ask this, Amen.

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

#ForefathersDay, #CookieExchangeDay, #DateNutBreadDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 12/22/2022”

  1. The Columbus Zoo is an extraordinary place to visit. Mrs. June Cleaver was always wearing a dress and jewelry, the epitome of a suburban wife and mother from those days.


  2. Yep, those days are long gone, unfortunately.


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