Kev’s Daily Take On 04/12/2023


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…


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK was started in Canada after a couple of high school students witnessed a gay student being harassed for wearing a pink shirt.  They promptly went and bought 50 pink shirts for everyone to wear and started this anti-bullying campaign in 2007.  It doesn’t matter if you agree with someone’s choices, there is never any reason to bully anyone.

Family and Friends

Next, we celebrate those who tend to walk their own path with NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY.  Having no brothers and sisters has its advantages and disadvantages – you get all the attention – but sometimes you may not want it.  Some famous only children: Robin Williams, Betty White, Drew Barrymore, Samuel Jackson, Tiger Woods, Chelsea Clinton, Charles Lindbergh, and Ryan Cox.

Celebrate You with…

The Honolulu Sea Hawkers started NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY to show their appreciation for the 12th player on the team – you – the football fan.  Any sports fanatic can celebrate and revel in the idea that they can be part of the team – for the day.

Education and Information


NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY blows in to remember a record-breaking gust.  In 1934, at Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, wind speeds were recorded at 231 mph.  That’ll sweep ya off your feet.

On Today’s Menu…

Readers Digest

I could go into the history of NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY but instead of boring you, just head into the kitchen, heat up the griddle and lay down butter, bread, cheese, cheese, bread, and butter – then flip. Make it light brown on the outside and gooey on the inside. Some people work in mayo, but that’s a trick beyond me.  Here’s one for ya – butter, bread, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, cheese, pizza sauce, bread, and butter – flip.

This one’s for you Dad – NATIONAL LICORICE DAY.  Extracted from the licorice plant, this particular flavor was first used as a medicine.  Put into teas, drinks and of course, candy, it can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt.  My Dad loved black licorice and I think it is a good day to enjoy some.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Thomas Jefferson Day

Peach Cobbler Day

Make Lunch Count Day

National Scrabble Day

On This Day

1861 – Fort Sumter is fired upon by Confederate forces – signifying the start of the Civil War

1877 – A catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game for the first time

1954 – Bill Haley and the Comets record Rock Around the Clock

1955 – Dr.’s Jonas Salk and Thomas Francis Jr. announce, from the University of Michigan, that the polio vaccine is 90% effective in preventing paralytic polio

1961 – Yuri Gagarin is the first person to go into space – he orbited the Earth, re-entered the atmosphere, parachuted out of his spacecraft and landed safely on the ground – I wanna do that

1981 – The Space Shuttle is launched for the first time

2022 – The world passes the 500 millionth mark in COVID cases

Happy Birthday to…
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)
She helped to shed new light into the world of photography

Beverly Cleary (1916-2021)
She introduced us to Ralph the Mouse and Henry Higgins in her children’s books
Peter Safar (1924-2003)
He gave us the procedure known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

Style Weekly
Herbie Hancock (1940- )
This 14-time Grammy Award winning artist plays a jazzy keyboard and has written some funky tunes like Cantaloupe Island (1964), Chameleon (1973) and Rockit (1983)

Ed O’Neill (1946- )
Before he played Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (2009-2020), he was the obnoxious but loveable Al Bundy on Married with Children (1987-1997)

Digital Spy
Tom Clancy (1947-2013)
He gave us a lotta thrilling moments with his spy novels such as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and the Jack Ryan series

David Letterman (1947- )
He gave us a lotta entertaining late nights
Shannen Doherty (1971- )
She was Brenda on Beverly Hills 90210 (1990-1994) and Prue on Charmed (1998-2001)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Praise the Lord, all you nations;
    extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the LORD. – Psalm 117

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

#InternationalDayofPink, #NationalOnlyChildDay, #GrilledCheeseSandwichDay, #NationalForTwelvesDay, #BigWindDay, #NationalLicoriceDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #ImogenCunningham, #BeverlyCleary, #PeterSafar, #HerbieHancock, #EdONeill, #TomClancy, #DavidLetterman, #ShannenDoherty


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