Kev’s Daily Take On 02/07/2023

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…

The News-Star

BALLET DAY celebrates this graceful art form and the practitioners who are committed to it.  The strength, stamina, and flexibility needed to perform these dances is almost otherworldly.  Thank you to those who put in the time and effort to bring us experiences that we won’t soon forget.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

HUG AN ADDICT OR AN ALCHOLIC DAY brings two worlds closer together.  The world of addiction can be a lonely one and to know that someone out there cares enough to embrace that darkness with them, provides a beacon of hope and softens hearts.

Family and Friends


Haven’t talked to that special someone in a while?  Get in touch with SEND A FRIEND A CARD DAY.  They will certainly appreciate it and it feels good to reach out and stay in contact.

Education and Information

Now, for something very elemental – Na Ti O Na l P Er I O d I C  Ta B le Da Y.  We have been discovering the elements since the beginning of time and eventually someone decided it was time to organize them. That someone was John Newlands who published the first table in 1863 with 56 elements.  Today’s periodic table contains 118 and sorry to say Superman, but Krypton is one of them.

On Today’s Menu…

Happy FETUCCINE ALFREDO DAY.  That was in my best Italian accent.  This dish was created in 1908 by Alfredo di Lelio, whose pregnant wife had lost her appetite.  He knew he had to come up with something tasty so she would eat and, voila, noodles, cheese and butter did the trick.  Thank you, Alfredo.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Boy Scout Day

Molasses Bar Day

Opera Day

Kite Flying Day

On this day…

1817 – Baltimore becomes the first city to use gas to light up the night

1827 – Ballet comes to the U.S. for the first time

1940 – Disney’s Pinocchio premieres

1964 – The Beatles invade the U.S.  After a long and winding road, they found a ticket to ride and were able to come together and bring their magical mystery tour over here.

1971 – Swiss women were finally granted the right to vote

1974 – Blazing Saddles debuts – at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank – the patrons watched the comedy while on horseback instead of in cars

1984 – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart take the first untethered space walk

1992 – The European Union is formed when 12 countries sign the Maastricht Treaty

2013 – Mississippi submits some forgotten paperwork and officially becomes the last state to abolish slavery

2021 – Sarah Thomas is the first woman to ref a Super Bowl Game

Happy Birthday to…

John Deere (1804-1886)
His farm equipment runs…well…like a deere
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Could spin a good tale…and not just about two cities
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)
Her writing went from a little house on a Wisconsin Prairie to our TV sets

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
First Nobel Prize Award winner for literature
Garth Brooks (1962- )
Thank you for the Dance Garth
Chris Rock (1966- )
From Saturday Night Live to stand up clubs to starring in hits like Beverly Hills Cop II and Grown-Ups, he can make us think while he keeps us laughing

Ashton Kutcher (1978- )
He was Kelso on That Seventies Show, and Colt on The Ranch

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, please be with all of those who suffering addiction.  Let them know that they are worthy of Your love and have a place in society.  Help them to beat this disease and may we find compassion and caring to help in any we can.  I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#FettucineAlfredoDay, #HuganAddictorAlcoholicDay, #PeriodicTableDay, #BalletDay, #SendaFriendaCardDay, #Enjoythedaandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to John Deere, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sinclair Lewis, Garth Brooks, Chris Rock, Ashton Kutcher


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/07/2023”

  1. Blessed post! Thank you Kev for sharing a dynamic trio of literary masters: Lewis, Wilder, and Dickens.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ya gotta go with the greats!


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