Kev’s Daily Take On 01/06/2023

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


EPIPHANY marks the end of the Christmas season while commemorating the birth of Christ and the visit of the Magi.  Feasts are held as well as the eating of the Three Kings Cake.  Interesting note – This is also called Three Kings Day, but the Bible never mentions how many Wise Men showed up, just that they had the three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Family and Friends


NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY hugs it out with our loved ones.  Be it your significant other, close friend, family member or even a fur baby, share the love.

Education and Information


TECHNOLOGY DAY marches on through the years. In my lifetime we have seen phones come off the wall and go into our pockets.  Cars can now drive themselves. Lasers and ultrasonic waves are used in surgery and private companies are taking people into space.  What will the next 50 years look like?

For Fun

TAKE DOWN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DAY reminds us that it’s time to move on.  That tree gave us a lot of cheer as we would look on its decorations and lights, but now, Christmas is over, and we embrace the rest of winter.  Give your Tannenbaum a worthy burial, wood chipping or even a re-boxing until next year.  Just don’t burn it.  Pine smells nice but its resin burns harshly and will gum up your fireplace.

On Today’s Menu…


NATIONAL BEAN DAY celebrates this high fiber, low fat legume that comes in all shapes, colors and sizes.  Work them into your menu today and they will add taste and healthiness.  If you eat enough of them, you should be able to celebrate National Pass Gas Day tomorrow.

Our dessert of the day comes to us from Scotland.  NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY can be made into cookies, pie crusts and cakes.  1 part sugar, 2 parts butter and 3 parts flour are all you need to bake your own. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

I am a Mentor Day

National Bobble Head Day

National Tempura Day

Harlem Globetrotters Day

Old Rock Day

National Pass Gas Day

On this day…

1759 – A young fellow by the name of George Washington marries Martha Dandridge

1838 – Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph in public for the first time and sends the message “A patient waiter is no loser”.

1907 – Dr Maria Montessori opens up her first school (Children’s House) in Rome

1912 – New Mexico becomes our 47th state

1975 – The wheel spins and Vanna grins for the first time as Wheel of Fortune premieres

1994 – Olympic hopeful figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, was struck in the knee with a club at a Detroit skating rink.  It would later come out that the attacker had been hired by her rival’s – Tonya Harding – ex-boyfriend.  What followed was a mess.  However, in the Olympics, Nancy took home the silver, and Tonya ended up throwing a tantrum on the ice because of a broken lace on her skate.

2021 – The Capitol Building is stormed by supporters of President Trump.  This was horrible.  I supported President Trump most of the time he was in office and have voted mostly along Republican lines, not after this.  The people who did this were neither Republicans nor Americans and all of them should be tried for treason.  That is my opinion.

Happy Birthday to…

The Conversation
Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Heroine and martyr, this Saint fought and died for France
John Hanks Alexander (1864-1894)
He was the first African American officer to hold a command post and the 2nd to graduate from West Point Academy

Famous People
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
This Pulitzer Prize winning poet was a big fan of Abraham Lincoln

John DeLorean (1925-2005)
This engineer came up with the stainless steel, gull wing door, vehicle that went back to the future.  Unfortunately, his company did not stay open for long in the present and went bankrupt in 1982.

The New York Times
Fred Turner (1933-2013)
He founded the McDonald’s Hamburger University
Rowan Atkinson (1955- )
Mr. Bean and Johnny English – his latest venture is Man Vs. Bee
Nancy Lopez (1957- )
This outstanding golfer would win Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in her first year of professional golfing.  She would go on to win 48 LPGA events.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear LORD, we would ask that You be with those who are sick and suffering.  May they feel Your loving arms around them and may these viruses be brought under control.  In your name I pray, Jesus, Amen.

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

#Epiphany, #NationalShortbreadDay, #TechnologyDay, #CuddleUpDay, #NationalBeanDay, #TakeDownYourChristmasTreeDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy birthday to Joan of Arc, John Hanks Alexander, Carl Sandburg, John DeLorean, Fred Turner, Nancy Lopez and Rowan Atkinson


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/06/2023”

  1. With the arrival of Epiphany, we moved the Magi closer to our own manger scene, still present under our artificial Christmas tree. My heart still quakes from scene at the Capitol on January 6.

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    1. That is very cool about your manger scene. I never know about 12th Night and Epiphany until I researched them. I feel the same about the attack on the Capitol.


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