Kev’s Daily Take On 04/01/2023


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…


Wear purple in support of LUPUS ALERT DAY.  90% of the victims of this autoimmune disease are women and as of now there is no known cure.  This condition attacks from the inside out and can destroy tissue and organs.  Treatments help keep it at bay but let’s spread awareness and keep the research and funding going to end this.

Education and Information

I don’t know of anything you can buy for a penny anymore but that doesn’t stop NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY from happening.  Those little copper (well, somewhat copper) coins add up.  Benjamin Franklin designed the first one in 1787 which read “We are one” on one side and “Mind your business” on the other.  Since then, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle wreath, the head of an Indian and of course the visage of President Lincoln have all graced the penny.  Save ‘em up – they still count.

For Fun

Of course, today is also APRIL FOOLS DAY, so be on your guard, unless you’re the one pulling the pranks.  Zoos may get a lot of calls with people asking to talk to a Mr. Bayer or a Mrs. Lyon, fake vomit and dog doody may be inappropriately placed and even newspapers have been known to get in on the fun with fake headlines.  If you are the prankee, remember – laugh now – get even later.

Ok, for all of you crafty people out there we have NATIONAL HANDMADE DAY.  Scratch Farm founded this day to celebrate all that is hand and homemade.  From arts and crafts to delicious cooking to intricate wood working, if you create, carve, glue, tinker or cook, this day is for you.

On Today’s Menu…

King Arthur Flour

Cut off a hunk of NATIONAL SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY.  One of the oldest breads gets its distinct flavor from yeasts and bacteria.  Sourdough really gained popularity during the California Gold Rush and San Francisco still has some bakeries that can trace their roots back that far.  Have a sourdough sandwich, a slice with soup or just slather a piece with butter and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Palm Sunday

World Autism Awareness Day – wear blue for support

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Geologist Day

National Ferret Day

International Fact Checking Day

On this day…

1918 – The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is created

1954 – The United States Air Force Academy is created

1959 – The Mercury 7 – the first 7 astronauts are selected by NASA

1963 – We are introduced to the Quartermain Family of Port Charles in the premiere of “General Hospital”

1970 – The first Gremlin rolls off American Motors assembly line – remember those

1970 – Cigarette ads are banned on TV and radio

1976 – Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne start a little company called Apple

1984 – Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father

2004 – Google launches E-mail

2019 – In the U.S., on-line sales overtake retail sales for the first time

Happy Birthday to…

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
outstanding musician and composer – started in Russia – ended up in the U.S.

Lon Chaney (1883-1930)
known as the “man of a thousand faces” he revolutionized cinema with his special effects and superb acting
Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)
This author’s works take wing as she is known for her Dragons of Pern series
Bo Schembechler (1929-2006)
It only took 15 minutes for Bo to be hired as the head coach at University of Michigan’s football program as athletic director, Don Canham could sense his desire and enthusiasm to win.  It was a good choice as Bo led the Wolverines to a 194-48-5 record while he was at the helm.
Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016)
Her upbeat personality shines through in works such as Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Susan Boyle (1961- )
When this Scottish lass appeared on Britain’s Got Talent (2009), she was met with a little cynicism from the judges and the crowd.  After her performance of I Dreamed a Dream, she received a standing ovation from everyone, and we still applaud her talent today.
Rachel Maddow (1973- )
She has been giving us political insight on MSNBC since 2008 – on her own show

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”  Exodus 34:5-7

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

#LoveYourChildrenDay, #LupusAlertDay, #AprilFools, #SourdoughBreadDay, #HandmadeDay, #NationalOneCentDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #SergeiRachmaninoff, #LonChaney, #AnneMcCaffrey, #Boschembechler, #DebbieReynolds, #SusanBoyle, #RachelMaddow


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/01/2023”

  1. I can remember when having a few pennies in one’s pocket allowed for buying a few pieces of candy from the ol’ neighborhood grocery.

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  2. For me, it was a dime. But for thaty 10 cents, the world was yours.


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