Kev’s Daily Take On 03/12/2023

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

My tip of the hat goes to NATIONAL WORKING MOMS DAY.  Talk about your superheroes.  Taking care of a house, kids, pets, a job and, oh yeah, yourself, is not for the fainthearted.  All moms are working moms, even if your full-time job is at home or even if being a mom means your kids have fur.  Your attention is always divided in at least 3 directions and the only time you get to take a break is usually when you fall into bed at night.  We can’t thank you enough for everything you do.

Education and Information

It’s that time of year again when we get to change time.  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME started…you know what…I don’t care.  Gonna rant for a sec here.  You get used to driving to work when it’s light and then boom – you are back in the dark.  You wonder what time it really is and if we ever really knew.  It’s not like we are all on the same page – Hawaii and Arizona don’t even observe it.  Unfortunately, the rest of us do and until that changes, make sure your clocks are set ahead an hour today.

Psst…psst…I got what you need right here.  You know you’ve been craving them, and you can’t get enough of them.  Don’t worry, I know somebody who can hook you up…she wears a green sash and belongs to this gang called The Girl Scouts.  That’s right, it’s NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY… and they have all the cookies you can carry.  Juliet Gordon Low ran the first Girl Guides of America meeting in 1912 with 18 girls in attendance.  Today there are over 2.5 million cookie dealers…er, I mean Girl Scouts who are working to make the world a better place through courage, confidence, and character.  Happy Birthday Ladies – keep up the good work.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY gets its digs in today as we start cultivating our gardens and plants for Spring.  Visit Gardening Know How to figure out your planting zone and see which flowers and plants grow best in your area. We have a few blooms already with the warmer weather, but it’s gonna get chilly again for a while.  Start planning and planting, we certainly need the beauty and the bounty to enrich our lives.

On Today’s Menu…

Grab a beer and a plate to celebrate NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAY.  These mollusks are quite tasty when prepared correctly and baking them is one of the healthier ways of doing that.  Served either as an appetizer or an entrée, dig in and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National K-9 Veterans Day

Good Samaritan Day

Coconut Torte Day

National Jewel Day

Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

National Napping Day

On this day…

1776 – Baltimore papers publish a notice recognizing the sacrifice of women during the Revolutionary War.  It wasn’t just their work that was being lauded, it was also their sacrifice.  Most of the goods that were boycotted by the male patriots were used by women.  It sure wasn’t the Boston Rum party – the preferred drink of men at the time – but the ladies tea is what went into the harbor.

1804 – Samuel Chase became the first and only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached

1912 – Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Scouts of America

1923 – Lee De Forest synchronizes music and film for the first time

1933 – President Franklin Roosevelt gives his first “fireside chat”

1993 – Janet Reno becomes the first female Attorney General

2003 – After a nine-month search, Elizabeth Smart is found after being abducted from her home

2020 – Due to COVID – Broadway and its shows goes “dark” for 32 days – the longest shutdown in it’s illustrious history

Happy Birthday to…

Jane Appleton Pierce (1806-1863)
Our 15th First Lady who lived a life of tragedy.  After having lost two of her sons when they were young, her only surviving son, Benjamin, died in a train accident at age 11 on the way to his father’s inauguration.
Clement Studebaker (1831-1901)
A blacksmith who went from building wagons to building cars.
Hall Johnson (1888-1970)
Composed several African American spirituals and coordinated several choirs during the Harlem Renaissance.

Famous People
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
Tells us how life is On the Road
Walter Schirra (1923-2007)
Made it into space in 1962 aboard the Sigma 7 and was commander of Gemini 6

Access Hollywood
Liza Minnelli (1946- )
What an entertainer!

James Taylor (1948- )
Yep James, You’ve got a Friend
Titus Welliver (1962- )
You can watch him as the formidable detective Harry Bosch

Alpha Coders

Jamie Alexander (1984- ) She is out of this world in the Thor movies and stars as tattooed mystery woman Jane Doe in Blindspot  

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank You LORD for this day, these people, and your blessings.  Amen.

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

#DaylightSavingsTime, #NationalWorkingMomsDay, #GirlScoutsDay, #BakedScallopsDay, #PlantaFlowerday, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Jane Pierce, Clement Studebaker, Hall Johnson, Jack Kerouac, Walter Schirra, Liza Minnelli, James Taylor, Titus Welliver, Jamie Alexander


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