Kev’s Daily Take On 02/04/2023

 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…


 Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, they will carry the U.S. mail.  NATIONAL THANK A MAIL CARRIER DAY kinda hits home this time of year when we see the conditions these men and women put up with just to deliver the mail.  We do owe you a big thank you and please stay safe out there.

Education and Information

This next one just sucks – literally.  CREATE A VACUUM DAY encourages us to play with the science of making a negative space.  The easiest way to demonstrate this phenomenon is to block the open end of a syringe and pull back on the plunger.  Creating space is not easy.  Nature just wants to fill it back up.  Try cleaning off a table and see how long it takes for someone to plop something down on it.


Next, we celebrate a very versatile product with NATIONAL HEMP DAY.  From clothing, to paint and biofuels, there is not much you can’t do with this stuff.  The pharmaceutical effects of this plant caused it to be classified on the same level as heroin and LSD, which meant growing it was really restricted.  In 2018, it was re-classified with the same status as OTC low-dose codeine which promoted its development on a national level.  Check out the various hemp products and see how you can support this industry.

For Fun…

Bundle up for NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY.  As long as you are dressed for it, being outside in the wintertime can be invigorating and even fun.  Make sure and dress in layers with the cotton next to the skin and the insulated clothing as the outer layers.  Complete your ensemble with hats, gloves, scarves and boots and have a good time.

On Today’s Menu…

Florence Rappaport needed a way to get her 6 kids through the winter and deal with the cabin fever that was creeping up.  So, she did what any good mother would do and served them ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY.  This turned out to be a fun way to chase away the winter blues and has been celebrated since the 1960’s

Cooking Classy

NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY is here to warm our insides and our souls.  Throw together your favorite ingredients and make a hearty soup for the ones you love.  Taking a cue from my sister, I like to get a rotisserized (probably not a word) chicken that is already seasoned and cooked.  Shred it and add it to the pot with onion, celery, carrots, chicken broth and various seasonings.  Let it simmer a couple of hours and you are good to go.

NATIONAL STUFFED MUSHROOM DAY serves up some fancy ‘shrooms.  Cut the stem off, fill the left-over area with meat, cheese and vegetables, top with cheese or breadcrumbs and then bake. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Weatherperson’s Day

World Nutella Day

Feast of Saint Agatha

Scout Sunday

Disaster Day

Chocolate Fondue Day  

On this day…

1789 – The electoral college unanimously votes George Washington as President

1826 – “The Last of the Mohicans” is published

1932 – The Winter Olympics comes to the U.S. and is staged at Lake Placid

1938 – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “debuts on the big screen

1945 – President Franklin Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin meet for the Yalta Conference to plan the defeat of Germany

1973 – Dik Browne’s Hagar the Horrible comic strip first appears in newspapers – one of my dad’s favorites

2004 – Mark Zuckerberg and others launch a little social experiment

Happy Birthday to…
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974)
Extraordinary pilot
Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997)
Discovered the planet Pluto – to me, it is and always will be a planet

International Business Times
Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Made a big stand and a huge impact while taking a seat
George Romero (1940-2017)
This director is best known for his horror – bringing us Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead

Dan Quayle (1947- )
44th Vice President of the U.S.
Alice Cooper (1948-)
The Godfather of Shock Rock and an avid golfer
Oscar De La Hoya (1973- )
Boxed his way to 11 World Titles in 6 different weight classes

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, Your ways are not our ways and Your ways can be mysterious.  We are thankful that You are the kind of God that You are and we don’t know everything about You – or You wouldn’t be much of a God.  Amen.

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

#ThankaMailCarrierDay, #IceCreamForBreakfastDay, #CreateaVaccumDay, #HomemadeSoupDay, #HempDay, #StuffedMushroomDay, #PlayOutsideDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Charles Lindbergh, Clyde W. Tombaugh, Rosa Parks, George Romero, Dan Quayle, Alice Cooper, Oscar De La Hoya


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/04/2023”

  1. It’s amazing to note that the U.S. also hosted the 1932 summer Olympics. As far as homemade soup goes, my go-to comfort food is cream of crab soup.

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  2. I haven’t had that, you will have to send me a recipe. I make a pretty good chicken soup, I wanna get back to whipping up some chili.


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