Kev’s Daily Take On 02/19/2023

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.

Military Honors

On this day in 1941, congress designates the Coast Guard Reserve as a military branch.  It was formerly made up of civilians who volunteered their time and used their own watercraft.  Today, this division falls under Homeland Security and these brave individuals help and support with responses to terrorism and disasters as well as lending a hand to the DOD whenever it is needed.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COAST GUARD RESERVE!!

United States Department of Veteran Affairs

VET GIRLS RISE DAY salutes our female veterans and recognizes them for their bravery and service.  Nearly 2 million women make up the ranks of our veterans and without their dedication, sacrifice and work, this country would not be what it is today.  We give you a big salute for your outstanding heroism and attitude.  Check out Vet Girls Rise on their Facebook page.

Our Furry Friends

Wallpaper Cave

Let’s saddle up for NATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE DAY.  These magnificent animals have been domesticated and tamed for thousands of years and have the best combined qualities that a horse can.  They have endurance, speed, are quick to learn, good natured and easy to please. Their beauty and grace are certainly hallmarks of this breed.  Find out more about them at

Today’s Fashion Trends


Don’t blink or you might miss NATIONAL LASH DAY.  These long, lush curls do more that draw our attention to beauty.  They keep out dirt and hold moisture in.  I really don’t plan on celebrating too much; but if you are so inclined, do whatever it is people do to make them get noticed today.

On Today’s Menu…

Averie Cooks

Our dessert of the day is a combination made in Heaven.  CHOCOLATE MINT DAY can trace its roots back to early Europe, but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that they were readily available to everyone.  That cool mint mixed with the creamy chocolate just hits the spot and no one knows that better than the Girl Scouts of America and their Thin Mint Cookie.  No wonder it is their most popular item.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

President’s Day

Shrove Monday

National Muffin Day

Love Your Pet Day

National Leadership Day

Cherry Pie Day

National Comfy Day

On this Day…

1878 – Thomas Edison receives patent# 200,521 for the phonograph

1906 – John and Harvey Kellogg open up their Toasted Corn Flake Company in Battle Creek, Michigan

1941 – Congress establishes the Coast Guard Reserve

1942 – President Franklin Roosevelt orders Japanese Americans into internment camps

1945 – U.S. Marines storm the island of Iwo Jima

1953 – Georgia establishes the first censorship board to decide which books should be banned.  I’ll make it easy for ya – NO BOOKS SHOULD BE BANNED

1963 – Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique and stirs up a little bit of controversy

1970 – The Chicago Seven are found guilty of inciting a riot and sentenced between 2-4 years.  In 1972, the charges were dropped when a Court of Appeal overturned their convictions

2008 – Fidel Castro resigns as the President of Cuba

 Happy Birthday to…

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
He was the first to propose the theory that the Earth and all of the other planets revolve around the sun.  Before that, it was believed that the Earth was the center of our solar system.

Jesse Hiatt (1826-1898)
Came up with the Red Delicious variety of apple

Legends of America
Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
First Native-American to graduate from the Boston University School of Medicine.  He was the only physician to attend the survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre
Mary Elizabeth Anderson (1903-1953)
She invented the windshield wiper

Lee Marvin (1924-1987)
Tough as nails actor – though, since he was a combat Marine who saw action in WWII and got wounded – the tough guy part is probably not acting

Michigan Radio
Smokey Robinson (1940- )
Creator, singer, songwriter and producer of some fantastic music including My Girl, Shop Around, and You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me

Local 4 WDIV
Jeff Daniels (1955- )
Talented actor, musician and playwright.  You might just be able to catch him at his theater – The Purple Rose Theater Company in Chelsea, Michigan

Seal (1963- )
This Grammy winning artist gave us Crazy, Love’s Divine and Kiss From a Rose
Millie Bobby Brown (2004- )
This youngster has already garnered an Emmy for her role as Eleven in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things.  You can also see her in Once Upon a Time In Wonderland and as Sherlock Homes’s sister in Enola Holmes.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for our women veterans and the role they have played in their service to our country.  Bless and protect them and let them know they are appreciated for their dedication and sacrifice.  I pray this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.  

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

#CoastGuardReserveBirthday, #VetGirlsRiseDay, #ChocolateMintDay, #ArabianHorseDay, #NationalLashDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Nicolaus Copernicus, Jesse Hiatt, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Lee Marvin, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Daniels, Seal, Millie Bobby Brown

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