Kev’s Daily Take On 01/20/2023

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.

COFFEE BREAK DAY makes sure you take time to enjoy a cup of Joe.  You can never be too busy, to take a few minutes to savor a hot cup of java.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

NATIONAL DJ DAY cranks up the amps for these entertainers who keep the vibes flowing and the good times rolling.  A good DJ will keep any party on the lively side or keep us accompanied during the day.  Today, we thank all of these people who spin the tunes and bring us the music we like.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE wants everyone to know that they matter.  This day was started to make sure that people with disabilities are recognized for who they are and what they can accomplish – not what they can’t do.  I fully believe that God created every one of us and God doesn’t make mistakes.  You have a purpose and every right to be accepted.

Our Aquatic Friends

NATIONAL PENQUIN DAY waddles into our lives as we celebrate these cute marine animals.  It is also about making sure these fine-feathered friends are around for a long time.  Their habitats are disappearing, and we need to do what we can to give them places to thrive.

For Fun

TAKE A WALK OUTDOORS encourages us to get off our duffs, go outside, and get some fresh air and exercise.  Me included. 

On Today’s Menu…


CHEESE LOVERS DAY breaks out the platter of Swiss, American, Gouda, mozzarella, cheddar and Provel. Pick out your favorite’s and enjoy a slice or hunk or two.

NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY takes that crunchy toffee and covers it in chocolate.  Ok, I’m in.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Hugging Day

National Granola Bar Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Use Your Gift Card Day

International Sweatpants Day

Fruitcake Toss Day

Soup Swap Day

On this day…

1778 – Captain James Cook is the first European to set foot on the Hawaiian Islands

1841- China gives Hong Kong to the British

1892 – The first official basketball game is played – by students of the game’s inventor – James Naismith

1961 – President John F. Kennedy appeals to the public in his inaugural speech – “Ask not my fellow Americans, what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

1981 – After being held hostage for 15 months, the Ayatollah Khomeini releases the 52 Americans – ending the Iranian Hostage Crisis.  This was also the same day of President Reagan’s inauguration.

2009 – Barack Obama becomes our first African American president

2021 – Kamala Harris becomes our first female Vice-President

Happy Birthday to…
Harold Lincoln Gray (1894-1968)
This cartoonist gave us Little Orphan Annie

Eva Jessye (1895-1992)
She made a name for herself during the Harlem Renaissance as the first African American woman to direct a professional choral group
George Burns (1896-1996)
Over 70 years of giving us our money’s worth, George started off in Vaudeville, would go on to radio, the big screen and TV.  We will always remember him in The Sunshine Boys, Oh God, and of course, with his beloved wife on the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Joy Adamson (1910-1980)
She loved her lions and after raising a lioness, Elsa, to be released back into the wild, wrote the book Born Free. This was turned into an Oscar winning movie.  Tragically, she would be murdered by a disgruntled employee, while her husband was murdered by poachers in 1989

Sky News
Edwin Buzz Aldrin (1930- )
This astronaut is only one of two people to set foot on the moon.

David Lynch (1946- )
This Oscar winning director puts a little bizarreness into his work with films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and the TV series Twin Peaks

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Oh, Lover of our Souls, thank you for making us, giving us a purpose and making each one of us special. Amen.

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

#InternationalDayofAcceptance #CoffeeBreakDay, #NationalPenguinDay, #CheeseLoversDay, #NationalDJDay, #TalkaWalkOutdoors, #NationalButterCrunchDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Harold Lincoln Gray, Eva Jessye, George Burns, Joy Adamson, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, and David Lynch


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