Kev’s Take On 02/10/2023

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.

Education and Information

HOME WARRANTY DAY reminds us about the importance of household maintenance and upkeep.  A little TLC for your residence goes a long way in keeping repair and replacement costs in check.  Also, taking out a home warranty will definitely help cover the costs for those inevitable breakdowns that are bound to happen.

Today’s Fashion Trends


NATIONAL FLANNEL DAY has us looking all comfy and lumberjacky.  Wear your favorite flannels today to be trendy and keep warm.


We have you covered with NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY.  The bumbershoot has been around for thousands of years with the Chinese being credited as the first peoples to use them to ward off the rain.  By coating their paper parasols in wax and lacquer, they were able to stay a little drier.  Nowadays, all you have to do is press a button, the umbrella will unfold and then practically fold back up.  St Louisan baseball hall of famer, Lou Brock came up with the Brock-a-brella – an umbrella that you wear like a hat.  It was all the rage – for a while.

For Fun

INTERNATIONAL CRIBBAGE DAY is celebrated on the birthday of its creator, Sir John Suckling.  Sir John invented this card game in the late 17th century and is the only card game that can be legally played in British clubs and pubs that does not require local authority permission.  15 is the number to remember when playing this game, count your crib and above all – try not to get skunked.  I want to give a big thank you to my wife and in-laws for teaching me this game.

On Today’s Menu…

Our decadent dessert of the day celebrates CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY.  Mix the cream in the brownie batter and then swirl it around to complete the elegant ambiance of this tasty treat.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Inventors Day

Peppermint Patty Day

Shut-In Visitation Day

Make a Friend Day

Global Movie Day

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day  

National White Shirt Day

On this day…

60 – Saint Paul is believed to have been shipwrecked on the island of Malta

1840 – Queen Victoria marries her cousin – Prince Albert of Germany

1863 – Alanson Crane invents the fire extinguisher

1897 – Thanks to New York Times owner, Adolph S. Ochs – The famous slogan “All the news that’s fit to print”, makes its way to the front page

1916 – The biggest oil gusher on record occurs when Edward L. Doheny’s #4 pump explodes 600 feet into the air.  That’s nearly as tall as the St. Louis Arch.

1933 – The first singing telegram is delivered by the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company

1942 – The first Medal of Honor is awarded posthumously to Second Lt. Alexander Ramsey Nininger Jr. by President Franklin Roosevelt. The medal was awarded to Alexander’s father.

1962 – The U.S. trades captured Soviet KGB spy Colonel Rudolph Abel for pilot Francis Gary Powers – who had been shot down over Russia while on a recon mission for the CIA

1996 – World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov is defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue Computer.  That was the first time a human lost to a machine in a game of chess

Happy Birthday to…
Sir John Suckling (1609-1641)
This poet gave us the game of Cribbage

salisbury post
Joseph Charles Price (1854-1893)
Founded Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina and was also a great orator of his time

Famous People
Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
First female to become a professional engineer

Famous People
Jimmy Durante (1893-1980)
The Schnozzola could do it all – comedy, act, sing and dance and he did it into the 1970’s
Lon Chaney Jr. (1906-1973)
He was the original wolf man

Roberta Flack (1937- )
Gave us music like Killing Me Softly With His Song

Mark Spitz (1950- )
Before Michael Phelps, there was Mark Spitz.  At the 1972 Munich Olympics, he won 7 gold medals in swimming – becoming the first athlete to accomplish that feat.
Laura Dern (1967- )
Among her many credits, you probably know her from Mask and Jurassic Park

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, please heal those who have lost loved ones recently.  May they receive peace and comfort from you and that their void may be filled with hope and beautiful memories.  I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#InternationalCribbageDay, #CreamCheeseBrownieDay, #FlannelDay, #HomeWarentyDay, #NationalUmbrellaDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to Sir John Suckling, Joseph Charles Price, Edith Clarke, Jimmy Durante, Lon Chaney Jr., Roberta Flack, Mark Spitz, Laura Dern


2 responses to “Kev’s Take On 02/10/2023”

  1. Awesome post Kev! My Dad is an avid cribbage player, and he taught me to play it. Those cream cheese brownies remind me to try a low-carb recipe found awhile back.

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  2. It is a fun game and if you find that recipe, you may have to send me a copy.


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