Kev’s Daily Take On 03/21/2023

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

Here’s a shout out to all of you parents who have to go it by yourselves on NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY.  You may have support and help in the form of friends and family, but you still bear the burden and responsibility of being the only parent.  Holding down a job, taking care of your family, taking care of yourself…wow!  Maybe see if you can get a sitter for a few hours today and catch up on some much needed me time.

The Agricultural Council of America founded NATIONAL AG DAY in 1973.  If you got to eat today, thank a farmer.  If you drove into work, thank a farmer.  If you have clothes to wear, thank a farmer.  Agriculture is intertwined in our lives, and we do thank the farmers as well as everyone else involved in this area – which is about half the population.  That guy turning out ball bearings for tractors in the metal shop – he is part of agriculture.  That young lady working the cash register at the grocery store – she is part of agriculture.  Thank you one and all for your hard work.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

It is no coincidence that today is WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY as this disorder occurs when the twenty-first chromosome is duplicated.  Public awareness, education, and a show of support for all of those affected are the order of the day.  Thank you, LORD, for these beautiful people, and thank you for the brightness they bring to this life. Wear blue and yellow to show support.

Celebrate You and Us with…

Thank you for taking the time to read these posts and please let me know what you think of them.  Celebrating NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY is as easy as saying “please” and “thank you”.  Holding doors open for people, letting someone cut in front of you or even a friendly smile can go a long way in making someone else’s day and letting them know that there is still kindness on this Earth.

Education and Information

NATIONAL 3-D DAY falls on the 3rd day of the 3rd week of the 3rd month.  Founded by 3-D Space and proclaimed by National Day Calendar, 3-D Day celebrates that dimensional duality that really stands out.  We have 3-D movies, comic books, art and of course the always cool View Master – which you can still find if you look hard enough.

For Fun


NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY was started by National Day Calendar in 2018.  03/21 seems like a good day to count down to the first day of Spring Break, the first day of Summer and of course the ultimate countdown everyone wants to know – how many days until Christmas?  By the way, it’s 279.

On Today’s Menu…

The first full day of Spring ushers in NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY.  They are in the stores and ready to be put in pies, cakes, shortcake, ice cream, salads or just eaten by themselves.  Make sure and grab some of these sweet healthy fruits.

NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY rises to the occasion as we celebrate this loaf from France.  Also known as baguettes, their long shape arises from necessity.  A new law in 1920 banned bakers from starting before 4:00 am., and to facilitate the same quality in a shorter time, they started shaping their bread into long loaves which baked more quickly and evenly.  Use this French import for sandwiches, soup soppers or just slathered with butter.

Strawberries are sweet and French bread is delicious but NATIONAL CRUNCHY TACO DAY is da bomb!  We love our tacos, and they are even a little healthier than protein bars – according to recent studies – with a whopping 21% protein.  Head over to Taco Bell, go to your favorite Mexican restaurante or make your own.  Stuff that crunchy shell with meat, cheese, lettuce, and salsa.  I guarantee, mine will be topped with cherry salsa from Cherry Republic.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Daffodil Day

Bavarian Crepes Day

National Goof Off Day

Talk Like William Shakespeare Day

On this day…

1917 – Petty Officer Loretta Walsh becomes the first active-duty female who is not a nurse

1952 – The first rock concert in history almost happened.  Promoted by DJ Alan “Moon dog” Freed, the Moon Dog Coronation Ball was supposed to headline Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers as well as Tiny Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders.  When over 20,000 people showed up at a venue that could hold maybe 10,000, chaos broke out and the whole thing had to be canceled.

1953 – Things heat up on the court when the Boston Celtics play the Syracuse Nationals.  12 players foul out with 106 personal fouls, 2 were ejected for fighting and 1 was taken away for fighting the police after they tried breaking up the brawl.  I am sorry I missed that one.

1963 – The Federal Maximum-Security prison, Alcatraz, is closed

1965 – The civil rights March, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, starts its journey from Selma to Montgomery Al

1970 – The first Earth Day is proclaimed

1980 – The question on every one’s mind is being asked – “Who shot JR?”

2006 – Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, sends the first tweet

Happy Birthday to…
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
– He knew how to write a tune
Henry O Flipper (1856-1940)
He was the first African American to graduate from West Point

Forest Mars Sr. (1904-1999)
He gave us Mars Bars and M&Ms

Julio Gallo (1910-1993) He gave us quality inexpensive wine – certainly not served before its time
Timothy Dalton (1946- )
He played James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and License to Kill (1989)

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Eddie Money (1949-2019)
He started off as a New York City police officer, but since they wouldn’t let him grow his hair long, he got into music and  brought us Two Tickets to Paradise and Take Me Home Tonight
Gary Oldman (1958- )
Talk about range.  This versatile and intense actor has played Dracula, Pontius Pilate, Lee Harvey Oswald, the Devil, Beethoven, Commissioner Gordon, Sirius Black and Norman Stansfield – one of cinema’s greatest villains (that’s for you baby)

Matthew Broderick (1962- )
Got us through War Games (1983), skipped school as Ferris Bueller (1986), danced and sang his way through The Producers and most importantly survived the 80’s as a movie star and came out married to a nice girl
Rosie O’Donnell (1962- )
She had her own show for a while, The Rosie O’Donnell Show (1996-2002), talked with the girls on The View and can be seen in A League of Their Own (1992) and The Flintstones (1994)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind but now I see – John Newton

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

#WorldDownSyndromeDay, #SingleParentDay, #NationalStrawberryDay, #CommonCourtesyDay, #CrunchyTacoDay, #FrenchBreadDay, #NationalCountdownDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to #JohannSebastianBach, #HenryFlipper, #ForestMars, #JulioGallo, #TimothyDalton, #EddieMoney, #GaryOldman, #MatthewBroderick, #RosieODonnell


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 03/21/2023”

  1. DAVID E KLIMEK Avatar

    Good morning Kev!!! As always after my shower and getting dressed I get on my computer to see what you had to say each day. And as always I appreciate your wisdom, and your sensitive heart and mind. May God keep blessing you Kev.


    1. Thank you so much Dr. Dave and may God continue to bless you as well.


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