Kev’s Daily Take On 02/20/2023

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.

Our present PRESIDENT’S DAY is the culmination of many events and did not go into effect until 1971.  Before that, it was only George Washington’s birthday that was celebrated.  Today is not just a day off for a lot of people, but a day to reflect on the highest office in the land, what it takes to run this great country of ours and to think on the men who did it. Who was your favorite President?  Do you have all 46 memorized?  I never could but I know a few people who have.  Whether he is a republican or a democrat, he has a big job to do and deserves the support of the country.

Religious Holidays

SHROVE MONDAY occurs on the Monday before Ash Wednesday and is characterized by parades and festivals.  This is another event to “let loose” before the season of lent and often involves people dressing up as local and international figures to satirize them.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…


NATIONAL LEADERSHIP DAY recognizes those who step into the role of assuming responsibility.  Some people choose this path, others have it chosen for them, and anyone can find themselves in a position of leadership at any time.  If you find other people listening to you and taking your advice you may just be a leader.

Our Furry Friends


NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY is one these events that happens every day.  How can you resist loving that adorable ball of fluff or that lovable wagging tail that is so happy to see you, every time you come through the door?  Give them an extra treat, hug and petting time.

Celebrate You with…

Today could be a good day to relax and celebrate NATIONAL COMFY DAY.  Started by Michael and Brian Speciale, “The Comfy Bros”, who invented “The Comfy” – a wearable blanket.  Whatever makes you relax and gives you that warm feeling is the way to go today.

On Today’s Menu…

Jo Cooks

Do you know the muffin man?  If not, that’s okay, ‘cause you can make your own and celebrate NATIONAL MUFFIN DAY.  Grab a box of your favorite Jiffy Mix and whip up a batch of warm baked goodies.  Blueberry muffins are great for breakfast, cornbread muffins will go with just about anything for dinner and to top off the day I would go with banana nut.

Our dessert of the day is definitely not for the pits.  NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY is begging to be topped off with a scoop of cream – whipped or ice.  Make sure and grab a slice of this tasty treat and indulge a little.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – Fastnacht Day

National Pancake Day

Sticky Bun Day

Grain Free Day

On this day…

1792 – President Washington signs the bill creating our U.S. Postal system

1816 – The comic opera The Barber of Seville, premiers in Rome

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens up to the public

1943 – Philip Wrigley helps to establish the All-American Girl Professional Baseball League with the Racine Bells, South Bend Blue Sox, Kenosha Comets and the Rockford Peaches

1952 – Emmett Ashford is certified to be the first black umpire in organized baseball but he has to wait until 1966 to call a game

1953 – August A. Busch buys the St. Louis Cardinals for $3.75 million and vows to keep the team in St. Louis

1962 – John Glenn is the first American to orbit the Earth

1998 – 15-year-old Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist in the sport of figure skating at Nagano Winter Olympics in Japan

2016 – Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win their primaries

Happy Birthday to…
Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988)
He liked to build and drive fast cars
Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
This guy could snap a good pic
Carl Stolz (1920-1992)
Established Little League Baseball

Robert Altman (1925-2006)
He directed movies like M*A*S*H and Gosford Park
Sidney Poitier (1927-2022)
One heck of an Oscar winning actor who starred in such films as Lilies of the Field, A Raisin in the Sun, In the Heat of the Night and To Sir, With Love

New York Daily News
Patty Hearst Shaw (1954- )
Came from a front-page family and knew how to get on the front page

Broad Street Hockey
Charles Barkley (1963- )
“The round mound of Rebound” racked up 4,000 assists, 10,000 rebounds and 20,000 points in his career with the NBA and was honored as one of the 50 greatest players of all time

Cindy Crawford (1966- )
This successful model and businesswoman has been on every fashion magazine cover, promoted quite a few tv spots and whose Meaningful Beauty line of make-up set the bar high for future like endeavors

Famous People
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
The talented lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana got the attention of the world with the band’s debut album, Nevermind and the hit Smells Like Teen Spirit. The success (which he thought he didn’t deserve), depression and chronic stomach pain drove him to suicide, but his music lives on.

Rihanna (1988)
We just saw this Grammy Award winning superstar perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most wonderful LORD we ask that You guide and protect our President.  May he turn to You for wisdom and strength as he leads our great country.  Thank You and I ask this in the loving name of Jesus, Amen.

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

#PresidentsDay, #ShroveMonday, #NationalCherryPieDay, #NationalLeadershipDay, #LoveYourPetDay, #NationalMuffinDay, #NationalComfyDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Enzo Ferrari, Ansel Adams, Robert Altman, Sidney Poitier, Patty Hearst Shaw, Charles Barkley, Cindy Crawford, Kurt Cobain, Rihanna


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/20/2023”

  1. I never tire of watching Sidney Poitier in many of his classic films. You named several of them.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. He is one of the all time greats


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