Kev’s Daily Take On 12/26/2022

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.

KWANZAA is a 7-day celebration of community and family, and the word means “first fruits”.  It has its roots in African culture and the “first fruits” festivals of those lands.  There are feasts, music and dancing. Each of the seven principles, borrowed from harvest celebrations from the Ashanti and the Zulu nations, is reflected on a different night.

BOXING DAY used to be about the giving of gifts to the servants but now is more about the returning and regifting of presents the day after Christmas.  It is also a noted holiday for charitable giving.

Religious Holidays


The FEAST OF ST. STEPHEN commemorates the first martyr of the Christian faith.  He was known for his service to the poor and needy and his feast, in Ireland, is also known as “the day of the wren”.  According to legend, when Stephen was hiding from his enemies, a wren betrayed his presence, which led to him being stoned.

Family and Friends


THANK YOU NOTE DAY reminds us to thank all of the good people who made our Christmas a special one. 

On Today’s Menu…

The Daily Meal

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY celebrates the peppermint stick that is shaped like a shepherd’s crook.  They do make good Christmas tree ornaments as well, so make sure and treat yourself to a couple today – so they don’t get packed with the tree until next year.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Fruitcake Day

Feast of St. John

Visit the Zoo Day

On this day…

1865 – James H. Nason receives a patent for his coffee percolator – thank you Mr. Nason

1908 – Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns to become the first African American to hold the boxing heavyweight title

1963 – I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There are released in the U.S. and give us our first taste of the Beatles

1966 – Dr. Maulana Karenga creates and celebrates the first Kwanzaa

1982 – Time Magazine’s Man of the Year turns out to be the Personal Computer

2004 – A devastating tsunami coming off the floor of the Indian Ocean kills over 200,000 people

Happy Birthday to…

The Daily Telegraph
Calico Jack (1682-1720)
Argh mateys, he be one ornery pirate captain
Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
He is considered the “father of the computer”
Steve Allen (1921-2000)
This entertainer was the first host of The Tonight Show

Adelaide Now
Phil Spector (1940-2021)
This record producer may be responsible for the “teen sound” of the 60’s.

Ozzie Smith (1954-)
The “Wizard of Oz” is one of the greatest shortstops to play the game.  Every home opener game, we St. Louis fans would look forward to him running out onto the field and doing his signature back flip.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we once again thank you for your love, peace, salvation and blessings.  Watch over these beautiful people and keep them safe.  In your amazing name I pray, Jesus, Amen.

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

#Kwanzaa, #BoxingDay, #NationalCandyCaneDay, #ThankYouNoteDay, #StStephensDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 12/26/2022”

  1. Few major league players have possessed the finesse and grace of Ozzie Smith.


  2. I could not agree more!


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