Kev’s Daily Take On 04/14/2023

 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.

Military Honors

In 1948, President Harry Truman created the United States Air Force Reserve.  This branch handles about 20% of the workload of the Air Force by flying combat, firefighting, personnel recovery, and weather reconnaissance missions.  Over 70,000 brave volunteers make up this division and we thank you and salute you for your service.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIR FORCE RESERVE!

Our Fishy Friends

 Venturing into the animal kingdom we celebrate NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY.  Intelligent, social, and friendly, these entertaining animals are fun to watch and sometimes interact with.  They are on the endangered species list, which is more than a shame and a shame on us.  Let’s do what we can to get them off that list.

For Fun

Today is a good day to get outside and celebrate NATIONAL GARDNENING DAYNATIONAL LOOK UP AT THE SKY DAY and NATIONAL REACH AS HIGH AS YOU CAN DAY.  Make sure those gardens are in good shape and ready to sprout good food and beautiful flowers.  Take in the beauty of the sky while you are out there and give a big ol’ stretch – reaching for the clouds.

On Today’s Menu…


Let’s get a little nutty with NATIONAL PECAN DAY.  Full of fiber and vitamins, this little nut can lower your bad cholesterol and raise the good.  They go in salads, recipes, are great by themselves and of course make up that richest of desserts – pecan pie.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Purple Up Day

National ASL Day

Spiral Glazed Ham Day

Titanic Remembrance Day

On this day…

1828 – Noah Webster publishes the American Dictionary of the English Language

1865 – President Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theater

1902 – The first JC Penny opens

1910 – President William Howard Taft becomes the first President to throw out the first pitch at a Major League game

1960 – Berry Gordy Jr. gives us Motown Records

1960 – The Montreal Canadians win their 5th Stanley Cup in a row.  The best part – they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4 games straight to get there

2003 – 99% of the human genome is sequenced thanks to the Human Genome Project

Happy Birthday to…

Juan Belmonte Garcia (1892-1962)
Bullfighter whose disability defined his style.  Instead of dancing around, he was the first to stand still and use a cape to direct the bull

Mental Floss
Anne Sullivan (1899-1936)
Partially blind herself, she found work as a governess teaching Helen Keller to speak and fingerspell

John Gielgud (1904-2000)
This knighted Shakespearean actor also appeared in Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and received an Oscar for his role in Arthur (1981)

Rolling Stone
Loretta Lynn (1932-2022)
Starting from humble beginnings in the hills of Kentucky, she became a Grammy winning singer and songwriter
Julie Christie (1941- )
You can see this award winning (Academy and Golden Globe) actress in Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Los Angeles Times
Pete Rose (1941- )
“Charlie Hustle” was his well-deserved nickname as he always gave 110%.  With 3 World Series Championships and being a 17-time All-Star, he has earned his spot in the Hall of Fame
Ritchie Blackmore (1945- )
He played his guitar for bands like Rainbow and Deep Purple.  You can hear him on Smoke on the Water and Since You’ve Been Gone

Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977- )
As “Buffy”, she totally kicked Vampire butt

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, please shine Your light into the souls of those suffering from depression.  May they be healed of this affliction and realize that they are wonderful in Your sight and ours.  Make us aware of what we can do to help.  I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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

#AirForceReserveBirthday, #NationalPecanDay, #GardeningDay, #LookUpAtTheSkyDay, #ReachAsHighAsYouCanDay, #NationalDolphinDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #JuanBelmonteGarcia, #AnneSullivan, #JohnGielgud, #LorettaLynn, #JulieChristie, #PeteRose, #RitchieBlackmore, #SarahMichelleGellar

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