Kev’s Daily Take On 01/17/2023

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

CUSTOMER SERVICE DAY gives a big thank you to those who still give great customer service.  When I come across someone who shows that they actually care about the customer – it stands out.  It is not easy to keep up the positive attitude, but I believe it will take you far.

Education and Information

INTERNATIONAL MENTORING DAY shows how important this process is.  We can read books, watch You Tube videos or research on-line, but learning from someone who has been there, done that and is willing to impart their wisdom, is priceless.

Belly up to the Bar

HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY will warm the cockles of your heart.  Hot water, butter, spices, a little cider and of course a shot of rum make up this concoction that will definitely keep you warm and toasty.  We made these once and they are tasty, but very rich.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Thesaurus Day

Winnie the Pooh Day

Gourmet Coffee Day

Peking Duck Day

On this day…

1871 – Andrew Hallidie invents the cable car

1928 – Anatol M. Josepho invents the photo booth

1929 – Popeye the Sailorman shows up in Thimble Theater Comic Strips for the first time

1950 – The almost perfect crime is committed when 11 men rob the Brinks Armored Car Depot in Boston.  Making off with 2.7 million dollars in cash and money orders they almost got away with it.  They were supposed to wait to spend any of the money for six years when the statute of limitation would run out.  Days before that, one of them, who was serving time in prison, started making noise about either getting his money or he would rat them out.  The others sent a hit man into prison to kill him, but that failed.  As a result, he did go to the cops and told them everything.  Eight of them served time for the crime, the others had already died.  Only a small part of the loot was found.  The rest is rumored to be buried somewhere north of Grand Rapids Minnesota

1955 – The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered sub, makes its maiden voyage

1995 – The Los Angeles Rams move to St. Louis and then move back some years later.  That’s ok, we now have the XFL here and the St. Louis Battle Hawks – CA CAW!

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
American patriot, inventor, statesman and kite flyer

The Columbian
Al Capone (1899-1947)
Gangster, bootlegger and tax evader
Betty White (1922-2021)
This Golden Girl had a wit as sharp as her heart was big
Eartha Kitt (1927-2008)
This sultry singer and dancer, known for her hit Thursday’s Child, was also the first Catwoman in the Batman TV series

James Earl Jones (1931- )
Everybody thought for sure that this iconic actor would be behind the mask of Darth Vader when it was removed in Return of the Jedi

Muhammed Ali (1942-2016)
The Greatest – so he said – so he was

New York Daily News
Steve Harvey (1957- )
This comedian is currently officiating on Family Feud

Jim Carrey (1962- )
Rubber faced comedian who got his start on In Living Color and has had us laughing ever since
Michelle Obama (1964- )
Our 44th First Lady took an interest in military families and childhood obesity
Kid Rock (1971-)
This singer, songwriter does it his way – and it works

Zooey Deschanel (1980- )
The New Girl has been on TV, starred on the Silver Screen and has had her music used in soundtracks

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you, Most High God, for life, and everything that comes with it.  Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#CustomerServiceDay, #InternationalMentoringDay, #HotButteredRumDay, #BootleggersDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin, Jim Carrey, Eartha Kitt, Al Capone, Kid Rock, Betty White, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Harvey, Muhammad Ali, James Earl Jones, and Michelle Obama


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/17/2023”

  1. Thank you Kev for the great tidbits of information you dig up, and for all the work you put into these posts! Much appreciated!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. That means a lot.


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