Kev’s Daily Take On 04/03/2023

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.

Religious Holidays

HOLY MONDAY is the Monday before Easter and follows the steps of Christ after He came to Jerusalem.  The gospels of Matthew and Mark record that Jesus cursed a fig tree that wasn’t bearing fruit and cleared the temple of money changers who were looking to make a profit off of those coming to worship.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

Imagine, if you will, the intro to the Twilight Zone without the iconic music.  What if James Bond didn’t have his heart pounding theme or would Freddy and Jason be so scary without their background sounds?  NATIONAL FILM SCORE DAY gives a standing ovation to the artists and orchestras who give each movie their signature score.  The tell-tale bass notes that let you know the giant shark is near, the signature sounds of the spaceship from Close Encounters and the rhythmic melody of the runners during Chariots of Fire all make the movies and we give a tip of the hat to the people who make it happen.

Celebrate You with…

The Times of Israel

If you are feeling a little down, why not celebrate NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY.  Unless it just rained, chances are you won’t find one, but if you do, it always seems to make you feel better.

Today’s Fashion Trends


You can either turn to your closet or your history books for this next one.  NATIONAL TWEED DAY calls for us to put on our best tweed or research the life of William “Boss” Tweed.  Born on this day in 1823, William was the very definition of political corruption, taking money under the table, overcharging the government, and awarding contracts to his companies.  He was imprisoned twice, escaped once, caught again, and died in jail.  If you go with the fashion statement, I am sure you will look dapper.

On Today’s Menu…

Brown Eyed Baker

Our decadent dessert of the day is both delicious and delectable.  NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DAY is served up light and fluffy with that richness of chocolate.  This dish can be traced back to the 1800’s and comes to us from France.  Those French do know how to cook.  Have a helping of this dessert today.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Holy Tuesday

SAAM Day of Action

School Librarian Day

Hug a Newsperson Day

National Cordon Bleu Day

Jeep 4X4 Day

National vitamin C Day

On this day…

1860 – The Pony express sends out it’s first riders

1865 – Union forces capture Richmond – the Confederate Capitol

1882 – Bob Ford shoots and kills Jesse James – in the back

1936 – Bruno Hauptmann, the man convicted of the Lindbergh kidnapping is executed

1968 – Martin Luther King delivers his famous Mountaintop Speech

1973 – The first mobile phone call is made by a Motorola employee

1995 – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor becomes Chief Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

1996 – Theodore John Kaczynski – the Unabomber – is captured

2010 – Apple gives us the iPad

Happy Birthday to…

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
He told us about Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
William “Boss” Tweed (1823-1878)
One of the most corrupt politicians to hold office

Closer Weekly
Doris Day (1922-2019)
Golden Globe and Grammy awards speak to her talent which is showcased in Calamity Jane (1953), Pillow Talk (1959) and of course The Doris Day Show (1968-1973)

Marlon Brando (1924-2004)
Iconic actor who played everyone from Stanley Kowalski – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) to Don Vito Corleone – The Godfather (1972) to Colonel Walter E. Kurtz – Apocalypse Now (1979)
Virgil “Gus” Grissom (1926-1967)
Part of the “Mercury 7” and the second American to fly into space
Jane Goodall (1934- )
She loves her chimpanzees

Wayne Newton (1942- )
Las Vegas staple known for Danke Shon

Philippine Daily Enquirer
Eddie Murphy (1961- )
Funny man who started off on SNL, Came to America (1988) and made it to Beverly Hills (1984)

Jennie Garth (1971- )
Speaking of Beverly Hills, she played Kelly at that famous zip code- 90210

The Olympic Games
Picabo Street (1971-)
She earned the gold at the 1994 Olympics for her downhill skiing

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, may You watch over these amazing people, care for them, protect them, provide for them, and let them know that they are loved.  I ask this in Your name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#HolyMonday, #FilmScoreDay, #ChocolateMousseDay, #NationalTweedDay, #FindaRainbowDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #WashingtonIrvin, #BossTweed, #DorisDay, #MarlonBrando, #GusGrissom, #JaneGoodall, #WayneNewton, #EddieMurphy, #JennieGarth, #PicaboStreet


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/03/2023”

  1. The chocolate mousse looks extra delicious! Here’s a footnote about Ted Kaczynski. He was captured in his one room shack, which was located in the woods outside of Lincoln, Montana.

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  2. I have yet to try chocolate mousse, but I will. The nation breathed a sigh of relief when he was caught.


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