Kev’s Daily Take On 03/24/2023

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.

Celebrate You with…

EACH PERSON IS A PERSON OF WORTH DAY cannot be stressed enough.  Everybody matters and all life has value.  We can learn something from every person we meet and don’t be down on yourself either.  You have a purpose and a place.  Remember, God made you and He don’t make mistakes.

Belly up to the Bar

Mental Floss

Let’s raise a glass to NATIONAL COCKTAIL DAY.  If you are so inclined to celebrate this holiday, mix your favorite drink and enjoy.  Some of the first spirits to be mixed were Old Fashioneds and Manhattans. During Prohibition, it was easier to get cheap booze, which did not taste as good.  The fruit juices and other add ins hid the taste somewhat and cocktails, ironically, really become popular at this time.  I am thinking a couple of Manhattans sound good tonight.  If you do celebrate, please be responsible – drink, don’t drive.

On Today’s Menu…

Let’s head over to Philadelphia for NATIONAL CHEESESTEAK DAY.  This savory sandwich will absolutely get your mouth watering.  Thinly sliced beef, onions, and provolone cheese slathered on a hoagie roll make this a sandwich not to be missed.  As I understand it, two of the original vendors are still in business – right across the street from each other – and both claim to sell the original Philly cheesesteak.  I have also heard that both are quite delicious.  If you can’t make it to the City of Brotherly Love, head over to your nearest sandwich shop and partake.

We go back to Philadelphia, around 1927, when the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company came up with our candy of the day – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISIN DAY.  Combining chocolate and raisins was genius as many moviegoers will attest to – just mix ‘em with popcorn.  Raisinets are produced at a rate of over a million an hour, so we had better get to celebrating.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Medal of Honor Day

Feast of the Annunciation

Lobster Newburg Day

Tolkien Reading Day

On this day…

1944 – More than 75 Allied prisoners escape from a German POW camp in Sagan Germany.  Most were recaptured and if this sounds like it could be a movie, you are right. It was the inspiration for The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen (birthday boy), who served in the Marines.

1958 – Elvis starts the day as the “King” and ends up a private in the Army after being drafted

1965 – 200 faculty members at the University of Michigan conduct the first “Teach-In”.  A series of anti-war seminars and rallies that would go on for 12 hours.  This would inspire similar events at other universities and colleges.

1980 – While celebrating mass in San Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero is assassinated.  He often spoke out against the violence during the El Salvador Civil Conflict

1989 – 270,000 barrels of oil, from the Exxon Valdez, are spilled into Prince William Sound

2002 – Halle Berry becomes the first African American woman to win an Academy award for Best Actress – “Monster’s Ball” was the movie

Happy Birthday to…
Harry Houdini (1874-1926)
Equal parts businessman, showman and escape artist

Dorothy Height (1912-2010)
Served as the president of the National Council of Negro Women.  She was an important figure in the Civil Rights movement and was awarded medals by Presidents Regan, Clinton, and Bush for her tireless efforts.
Steve McQueen (1930-1980)
“The King of Cool” starred in The Blob (1958), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Great Escape (1963)

ABC7 San Francisco
R. Lee Ermey (1944-2018)
His famous “motivational speech” in Full Metal Jacket (1987), to the incoming recruits was not much of a stretch since he had been a Marine Drill Instructor in real life.  He ad-libbed the whole thing.
Louie Anderson (1953-2022)
3-time Emmy Award winning comedian and host of Family Feud
Jim Parsons (1973- )
You know him as Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

Peyton Manning (1976- ) Quarterback for the Colts and the Broncos – giving both teams a Super Bowl win

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank You most High LORD for Your wisdom and patience.  I also thank You for each and every person I have had the privilege to come across.  Let them know that they matter and that they are special.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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

#EachPersonisaPersonofWorthDay, #ChocolateCoveredRaisinDay, #NationalCheesesteakDay, #NationalCocktailDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #HarryHoudini, #DorothyHeight, #SteveMcQueen, #RLeeErmey, #LouieAnderosn, #JimParsons, #PeytonManning

2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 03/24/2023”

  1. Quite a list of birthday honorees! “The Great Escape” is one of my favorite World War II films. Adventurous storyline and phenomenal casting.


  2. I may have to watch that again soon. Steve Mcqueen was always ‘cool” but I don’t think James Coburn gets ruffled by anything.


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