Kev’s Daily Take On 02/12/20233

 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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

AUTISM SUNDAY is an international awareness event that started in 2002 in the United Kingdom.  This disorder affects millions of people worldwide and has such a range of symptoms.  Today is about praying for patients on the spectrum and shining a bright light to dispel the darkness that can surround this condition.

For Fun

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is finally here.  Since 1967 we have watched the best of the best battle it out on the gridiron every year.  This year, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles.  The latest line has Philly edging out the Chiefs, but I always like an underdog – Go Chiefs!

On Today’s Menu…

Our dessert of the day has a misleading name.  PLUM PUDDING DAY doesn’t really come with any plums.  Nutmeg, raisins, nuts, dates, apples and cinnamon are usually what goes into this traditional holiday favorite.  There is an English tradition that while it is cooking, everyone in the home holds onto the spoon together and makes a wish while stirring the pot.  Even though there are no plums, it still sounds delicious.

The Daily Meal

NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY is here for the big game.  While many snacks will be devoured during the Super Bowl – these crispy fried pork pieces deserve a place on the special teams unit.  They have a unique flavor and a texture all of their own.

Also, on the menu for today I am sure are chicken wings, bacon wrapped little smokies, sliders, chips and guac, chips and dip, cheese and meat platters and anything else that will feed our football frenzy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

International Epilepsy Day – wear purple

National Tortellini Day

Galentine’s Day

National Cheddar Day

Clean Out Your Computer Day

National Crab Rangoon Day

On this day…

1554 – Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason after serving 9 days as Queen of England.  She didn’t even want the job in the first place.

1909 – The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is founded

1915 – Construction starts on the Lincoln Memorial

1959 – The Lincoln Memorial replaces the “sheaves of wheat” on the back of the U.S. penny

1973 – The first Vietnam POWs are released back to the U.S. per the Paris peace settlement

1982 – Wayne Gretzky scores his 153rd point breaking NHL’s all-time season record

1999 – President Bill Clinton is acquitted of impeachment

2001 – NASA lands a spacecraft on the asteroid 433 Eros.  Boy, whoever landed that puppy must be pretty good at video games

Happy Birthday to…

Louisa Catherine Adams (1775-1852)
Our 6th First Lady – wife of John Quincy

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Gave us the Theory of Evolution as espoused in his work, On the Origin of Species
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Lawyered up, got our country through the Civil War, ended slavery in the U.S. and gave some excellent speeches.  There are not enough good things that can be said about our 16th President.

Omar Bradley (1893-1981)
Has the longest service time in the history of the Army at 69 years, 8 months and 7 days.  A 5-Star General who would serve as the Chief of Staff for the Army as well as Chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bill Russell (1934-2022)
This outstanding player won 11 NBA titles and was the first African American Coach of a modern, major professional sports team (Boston Celtics)
Judy Blume (1938- )
Excellent writer who asked the famous question – “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.”

Christina Ricci (1980- )
She played Wednesday in the Addams Family (1991) and is know starring in a Netflix series about Wednesday

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Father, we send up prayers for those who have fallen onto the autism spectrum.  May You give them understanding, peace, and the knowledge of just how special they are.  Please let patience and love abound when it comes to caring for these individuals.  I pray this in Your awesome name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#AutismSunday, #SuperBowlSunday, #NationalPorkRindDay, #PlumPuddingDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Louise Adams, Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Omar Bradley, Bill Russell, Judy Blume, Christina Ricci 


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/12/20233”

  1. Bill Russell will always be one of the basketball players that I most admire. My wife joins you in celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory.


  2. We grew up with some greats – I gotta go with Julius Irving – Dr. J.


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