Kev’s Daily Take On 02/16/2023

 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.

Religious Holidays

FAT THURSDAY falls on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday and is one of the last big hurrahs before the season of Lent.  The Polish call it donut day, as an average of 2-3 paczki are consumed per person in that country on this day.  Paczki is basically a donut filled with all of the goodness, fat and calories we have come to know and love.  Make sure and indulge a little, especially if these little fried gems are on your no-no list for Lent. Besides, if you eat a donut today, you will have good luck all year long – according to Polish tradition.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

WORLD ANTHROPOLOGY DAY gives a nod to the science of the study of humanity and the practitioners thereof.  By studying civilizations and human behavior from the past and present, these scientists can help determine a better future for all of us.  Thank you for what you do.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

WORLD CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA DAY shines a light on one of the rarest and deadliest forms of cancer.  It attacks the liver and bile ducts and there are no screening tests for it.  It is usually found through other tests that reveal the tumors that block the bile ducts and liver.  This is one cancer that hasn’t had a lot of research done and we definitely need to learn more about it.

Family and Friends

Are you in the mood to make the world a better place today?  DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY gives you that opportunity.  You may come across someone having a bad day, or a bad life, and if you can give them a smile and a helping hand you just may turn their frown upside down.  On the other hand, if you find that people are reaching out to you today – it may be that you are a little grouchy.

On Today’s Menu…

Taste of Home

Let’s go a little nutty with NATIONAL ALMOND DAY.  These tasty snacks are not only delicious but healthy.  Along with a heart healthy diet, the almond definitely contributes to a steadier heartbeat.  This nut is full of vitamin E, magnesium and fiber and can be enjoyed as part of a recipe or by themselves. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Acts of Kindness Day

National Caregivers Day

No One Eats Alone Day

National Cabbage Day

Café Au Lait Day

On this day…

1923 – King Tut’s tomb is unsealed by Howard Carter.  Thanks for unleashing the mummy, Howard.

1937 – Patent# 2,071,250 gives us and the rest of the world a leg up with the invention of Nylon.

1951 – Joseph Stalin calls the United Nations “a weapon of aggressive war” over the events unfolding in Korea – talk about the pot calling the kettle black

1959 – Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

1968 – The first 911 emergency system is put into use in Alabama

2005 – In an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution, the Kyoto Protocol takes effect

2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital – M*A*S*H – is decommissioned by the Army

2020 – 400 American citizens are evacuated from a Covid stricken cruise ship in Japan

Happy Birthday to…
Edgar Bergen (1903-1978)
Brought Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd to life – giving us a lot of laughs
Vera Menchik (1906-1944)
First woman chess player to compete against men in international competition – go get ‘em Vera
Sonny Bono (1935-1998)
He had us babe, all the way from his stint on the Sonny and Cher Show to being the mayor of Palm Springs

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LaVar Burton (1957- )
Talented actor with a broad range – He read for children on PBS’s Reading Rainbow and was Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Ice T (1958- )
This rapper/ actor turned from his life of crime and started a successful career in music.  Rhyme Pays was his first album, and he hasn’t looked back since.  In addition to his movies, you can see him on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Odafin Tutuola
John McEnroe (1959- )
Talented tennis player with a penchant for throwing tantrums
Elizabeth Olsen (1989- )
This younger sister to the Olsen twins – Mary-Kate and Ashley- has done pretty good on her own, most notably as the Scarlet Witch in the Avengers Movies and on Wanda Vision

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, so many are suffering from cancer, please heal those who are fighting it and be with their friends and family to strengthen them and give them hope.  Be with the doctors, nurses and scientists to give them the skills, knowledge and caring to come up with cures and to take care of these patients.  I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#FatThursday, #NationalAlmondDay, #WorldAnthropologyDay, #WorldCholangiocarcinomaDay, #DoaGrouchaFavorDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to Edgar Bergan, Vera Menchik, Sonny Bono, LaVar Burton, Ice T, John McEnroe, Elizabeth Olsen


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