Kev’s Daily Take On 04/02/23

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.

Religious Holidays

PALM SUNDAY falls on the Sunday before Easter and marks Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  He rode through the streets of Jerusalem on a donkey while the people lined the streets with their cloaks and palm tree leaves.  Today, Christ is hailed as a prophet and a king, in less than a week, all will forsake Him, call Him a criminal and crucify Him.  In today’s services, palm tree leaves will be burned, and the ashes will be kept until next year when they will be used to mark the foreheads of believers on Ash Wednesday.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…


Today we give all of you rockhounds out there, your due.  GEOLOGISTS DAY recognizes the efforts, research and information that gets dug up by these folks who are inclined to find out what our Earth is made of.  Without their work, there is a whole lot we wouldn’t know about our past.  We thank you for your passion and work.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

Wear your blue today for WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY.  This calls attention to a disorder that we learn more and more about every day.  It is a bio-neurological disorder that shows up in a myriad of symptoms including social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior.  In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association arranged all autistic behavior onto a “spectrum”.  Let’s keep working to unlock the secrets behind this disorder.  You can visit the National Autism Association website to learn more.

Our Furry Friends

Let’s scamper on to NATIONAL FERRET DAY.  These furry weasels were domesticated to furrow out pests and varmints that would ruin the crops.  Today, this social animal does make for a good pet, as long as you can put up with their odor, their penchant for shiny objects and their mischievousness.  I think, for now, though, I will stick with dogs.

Education and Information


All I have to say about INTERNATIONAL FACT-CHECKING DAY is who is checking the checkers?  Seriously, though, we are in desperate need of truth today.  Opinions are fine, just tell us if you actually know something or are talking out your own checker.

On Today’s Menu…


If you are hungry after reading all of this, celebrate NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY.  This awesome sandwich has been around since at least the early 1900’s and the original design is still just as good.  It has to be grape jelly though (for me), and if you can put pretzel sticks in the middle – so much the better (once again, for me).  Don’t judge – just enjoy one today.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Holy Monday

Chocolate Mousse Day

National Tweed Day

National Film Score Day

Find a Rainbow Day

On this Day…

1513 – Ponce De Leon “discovers” Florida and claims it for Spain while searching for the Fountain of Youth

1917 – Jeanette Rankin starts her term in the House of Representatives as the first woman elected to Congress

1968 – HAL and “2001: A Space Odyssey” premiere in Washington D.C.

1986 – The NCAA adopts the 3-point shot for college basketball

1992 – Mob boss John Gotti is convicted of 13 counts including racketeering and murder

2005 – Pope John Paul II – the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years – passes away

Happy Birthday to… 
Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)
Writer of fantastic tales including The Little Mermaid, The Emperors New Clothes and The Princess and the Pea

Walter Chrysler (1875-1940)
Started the number 3 in the big three automakers – also has a building in New York City named after him.  At the time, he made it the tallest building on the NYC skyline, until his rival, Pierre Dupont, President of General Motors, helped build the Empire State Building

Orlando Sentinel
Buddy Ebsen (1908-2003)
Barnaby Jones and Jed Clampett all rolled into one

The Sunday Post
Alec Guinness (1914-2000)
British actor with a lot of range – from Shakespeare to the original Obi-Wan Kenobi

Charles White (1918-1979)
This very talented artist – told us the story of Black America through art

American Songwriter
Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)
“The Prince of Motown” – so smooth
Emmylou Harris (1947-)
11-time Grammy Award winning country artist whose hits can be found on her albums Pieces of the Sky (1975), Last Date (1982), and Red Dirt Girl (2000)

The Chicago-Sun Times
Christopher Meloni (1961-)
You know him as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Rodney King (1965-2012)
His treatment at the hands of LA police officers was caught on video and served as the catalyst for the riots that followed

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most wonderful God, we thank You for this day and would seek understanding and treatment for those with autism.  May they know that they are special and loved.  May those who interact with them have patience and understanding.  Thank You God and I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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

#PalmSunday, #WorldAutismAwarenessDay, #GeologistDay, #PeanutButterandJellyDay, #InternationalFactCheckingDay, #NationalFerretDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to #HansChristianAnderson, #WalterChrysler, #BuddyEbson, #AlecGuiness, #CharlesWhite, #MarvinGaye, #EmmylouHarris, #ChristopherMeloni, #RodneyKing


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/02/23”

  1. The thought of a PBJ sandwich sounds scrumptious. I’ve never added pretzel sticks, but it sounds tasty. Jeanette Rankin hails from Montana. She would later be elected to a second in Congress in 1940. She was the only member to vote NO on America’s declaration of war after Pearl Harbor.


  2. You can’t go wrong with PBJ. Very interesting about Jeanette and Montana.


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