Kev’s Daily Take On 03/10/2023

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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

The Office on Women’s Health coordinates NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY every year to promote awareness and education when it comes to dealing with this disease.  The CDC reports that HIV diagnoses for women are down 21% but new cases are still reported every day.  Please take the appropriate steps to protect yourselves.  While there are medicines to help deal with HIV, there is still no cure.  Wear red to show your support for this cause.

For Fun


It is no accident that Mar 10 is also NATIONAL MARIO DAY.  Yep, that Mario, the one that jumps, slides, runs, and saves princesses in the video games.  He started off in 1981 as a carpenter pitted against Donkey Kong, and two years later got his own gig with his brother Luigi in Mario Brothers.  Nowadays he pops up in all kinds of games and has lasted through many different gaming system changes.  I used to play that game so much, when I finally turned it off, I would still hear the theme music.  My parakeet was singing it note for note.  I’m sorry Mario, but your princess is on another level.

On Today’s Menu…

The Pinning Mama

NATIONAL RANCH DAY serves up this very popular condiment.  It has become so much more than a salad dressing.  Make it into a dip, enjoy ranch flavored chips, season your meat with it and add it to any number of foods.  You can probably find some way to include it in your homemade lunch today.

Get those lunch bags out and ready to fill with NATIONAL PACK YOUR LUNCH DAY.  You get to eat what you want, control those portion sizes and it is probably cheaper and healthier than eating out.  The first character to appear on a lunch box was Mickey Mouse in 1935.  I still remember my Flintstones lunchbox and thermos.  You may not have a lunch bag as cool as that, but today is the day to take it with you.

Our dessert of the day is light and airy while also being sweet.  NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPOVER DAY spills out of its tin and onto our plates.  These pastries bake up with a crusty outside and hollow inside that is great for stuffing with blueberry filling.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Funeral Director and Morticians Day

Johnny Appleseed Day

National 311 Day

Promposal Day

Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day

Worship of Tools Day

On this day…

1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent for a device that will lift boats out of the water and over obstructions– he is the only president to apply for a patent

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call – to his assistant Watson

1913 – Harriet Tubman succumbs to pneumonia and is buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery

1918 – Warner Brothers shows its first film – Four Years in Germany

1964 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record The Sound of Silence

1982 – All nine planets are in alignment – that explains everything about that day now

1997 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes to TV – sheer entertainment

2022 – Washington University releases a study showing the global death toll from COVID-19 is estimated to be 18.2 million

Happy Birthday to…

Lilian Wald (1867-1940)
Founded the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side of New York as a way to improve health and public services
Alfred Peet (1920-2007)
Decided America needed better coffee and gave it to us.  We have some of Peet’s coffee in our cupboard
Carlos Ray Norris (1940- )
Otherwise known as Chuck.  Mr. Norris is not only an action star on the screen but is the real deal.  He is the first westerner to hold an 8th degree black belt in Taekwondo

Sharon Stone (1958- )
This model/ actress/ producer has won Emmys, Golden Globes and can be seen in Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992) and Casino (1995)

Laurel Blair Salton Clark (1961-2003)
Space Shuttle Mission specialist who was one of seven to perish aboard that fateful flight on February 1st, 2003

John Hamm (1971- )
You can see this St. Louisian in his role as Don Draper on Mad Men (2007-15)
Shannon Miller (1977-)
Seven-time Olympic medal winning gymnast

Carrie Underwood (1983- )
One of the original American Idol contestants to make it big – she took country music and the country by storm becoming the first woman to have four country albums top the billboard chart.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  – A prayer by St. Francis of Assissi

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

#WomenandGirlsHIVAIDSAwarenessDay, #BlueberryPopoverDay, #PackYourLunchDay, #NationalMarioDay, #NationalRanchDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to Lilian Wald, Alfred Peet, Chuck Norris, Sharon Stone, Laurel Blair Salton Clark, John Hamm, Shannon Miller, Carrie Underwood


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