Kev’s Daily Take On 02/21/2023

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.
Readers Digest

The big hurrah before the Lentin season goes by many names – MARDI GRAS – FASNACHT – CARNIVAL – FAT TUESDAY – PACZKI DAY.  Lent is all about preparing oneself for Easter and for some that means denying themselves that which would distract them from that preparation.  Parades, feasts and indulgences are the order of the day.  We just had our big celebration in St. Louis over the weekend with over 7 million strings of beads being thrown during the parade.  Celebrate today to contemplate and abstain tomorrow.

Education and Information


Unfortunately, I think I already blew NATIONAL GRAIN-FREE DAY with my bowl of heart healthy Cheerios, but it may not be too late for some of you. This day brings awareness to the people who are allergic to wheat, rice and corn and cannot partake of their cooked and baked goods.  There are substitutes available and you can plan a dinner for them that is more than just celery and carrots.

On Today’s Menu…

We need to head over to IHOP to celebrate NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY.   From 7:00am-4:00pm, you can get a free short stack of their buttermilk pancakes and donate for charity.  Since 2006 they have raised over $30 million.  Go to to learn more.

Martha Stewart

Our dessert of the day will have you licking your fingers.  NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY brings the sweet and sticky to the table in a delicious sort of way.  First, line your pan with syrup, honey, nuts, sugar and butter and then put the dough on top that has been flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Bake and then turn the pan upside down so the sticky part is now on top.  Enjoy and finger licking is allowed and encouraged.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Ash Wednesday

Walking the Dog Day

Be Humble Day

National Margarita Day

Cook a Sweet Potato Day

 Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Recreational Sports and Fitness Day

Supermarket Employee Day

On this day…

1828 – The first Cherokee newspaper is published – the Cherokee Phoenix

1865 – John Deere receives a patent for the self-scouring steel plow

1885 – The Washington Monument is dedicated to the people by President Chester Arthur

1878 – New Haven issues the first telephone directory – filled with subscribers, ads and instructions for using a phone – just no phone numbers

1925- The first edition of The New Yorker hits the newsstands

1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated – with three members of the Nation of Islam being convicted of the crime

1995 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon

Happy Birthday to…

Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)
She is one funny lady and writer
Nina Simone (1933- )
Grammy-nominated R&B artist who found success with songs like, I Put a Spell on You
Alan Rickman (1946-2016)
Whether he played the sarcastic Hans Gruber in Die Hard or Severus Snipe in the Harry Potter series, he brought class to whatever he did.
Kelsey Grammar (1955- )
Everybody knows his name – Frasier

IBTimes UK
Scott and Mark Kelly (1964- )
Twins – One went to space, the other stayed on Earth so NASA could study the effects of space on DNA
Sara Blakely (1971- )
This talented inventor and entrepreneur gave us Spandex

Express and Star
Jordan Peele (1979- )
This comedian/ actor/ director was pretty funny in the series Key & Peele and caught big success directing Get Out

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, may I take what You give me today and use it for Your glory and for the good of my neighbor. Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#MardiGras, #FatTuesday, #Fasnacht, #PaczkiDay, #NationalGrainFreeDay, #NationalPankcakeDay, #StickybunDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy birthday to Erma Bombeck, Nina Simone, Alan Rickman, Kelsey Grammar, Scott and Mark Kelly, Jordan Peele, Sara Blakely


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/21/2023”

  1. Kev, you really tried to persuade me to taste a pancake or a sticky bun. Sadly, I’ve pretty much forsaken these because of my need to keep my sugars (glucose) under control.

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  2. I have given up extra sugar for lent – something I should do all the time, but I am starting now. I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes since 2000.


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