Kev’s Daily Take On 03/22/2023

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 daffodil is one of the first flowers of Spring and serves as a symbol of life and hope.  DAFFODIL DAY is observed as a way to bring awareness about cancer.  Back in the ‘50’s, the Canadian Cancer Society starting handing out these flowers at their fundraising and educating events.  Since then, the daffodil has been adopted by the American Cancer Society as well.  Do your screenings and keep up with your doctor’s visits to try and head this insidious disease off as quickly as possible.

For Fun


I am guessing Monica Dufour of Davidson, MI did not feel too productive when she created NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY in 1976.  If you are not in the mood to take the day seriously, then you have a great excuse not to.

Haiku Deck

TALK LIKE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DAY has us saying our “thees” and “thous” and adding “est” onto our verbs.  Shouldest, thou happen to entreat this fanciful holiday, thou should preparest to receive some quizzical stares from yon passersby.

On Today’s Menu…

Our dessert of the day can also double up for breakfast as we celebrate NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY.  Take these thin pancakes, fill them with cream and top off with a fruit glaze, chocolate, or whipped cream.  These would either make a great meal topper or a fantastic start to the day.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Puppy Day

National Tamale Day

Near Miss Day

Melba Toast Day

National Chia Day

Chips and Dip Day

On this day…

1765 – Britain imposes the Stamp Tax on the Colonies.  After realizing it cost more to enforce than the funds it was bringing in, they repealed it the following year.

1893 – The first women’s college basketball game is played

1894 – Montreal beats Ottawa to win the first Stanley Cup Championship

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt legalizes the sale of beer and wine – paving the way for the 21st Amendment which brought Prohibition to an end

1934 – The first Masters Tournament begins

1972 – The Equal Rights Amendment is passed by Congress.  However, only 35 of the needed 38 states ratified the ERA so it did not become the 27th Amendment it was meant to.

Happy Birthday to…

Louis L’Amour (1908-1988)
This excellent writer of western novels traveled the world mining in the West, living with bandits in Tibet, being an elephant handler and a professional boxer before he picked up his pen.  Daybreakers (1960), Mojave Crossing (1964) and Ride the Dark Trail (1972) are just some of his titles.

The Boston Globe
Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)
This composer brought us West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Gypsy.

CBS News
William Shatner (1931- )
Will forever be known as Captain Kirk

CBS News
James Patterson (1947- )
Busy guy with over 100 best-sellers including Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and the Alex Cross series

Los Angeles Times
Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948- )
Gave us 21 musicals including Cats and Phantom of the Opera

Detroit Free Press
Bob Costas (1952- )
This sportscaster knows how to call a game
Reese Witherspoon (1976- )
Talented actress who has been in the full range of genres – from Rom-Com to horror

Enjoy the day and make it your own

What a wonderful day!  Thank You LORD for waking me up to enjoy it.  Amen.

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

#DaffidolDay, #BavarianCrepesDay, #GoofOffDay, #TalkLikeWilliamShakespeareDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #LouisLamour, #StephenSondheim, #WilliamShatner, #JamesPatterson, #AndewLloydWebber, #BobCostas, #ReeseWitherspoon


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