Kev’s Daily Take On 04/15/2023

 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

US Dept of Defense

Today is PURPLE UP DAY.  Purple is worn to show support for all of the children of the military.  Like the soldiers and their spouses, these kids are heroes as well.  Having to move around, being anxious about their parents and all that goes with that life can take its toll.  We thank each and every one of you for your service.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


NATIONAL ASL DAY celebrates the language that helps to include those who can’t hear or speak.  American Sign Language was put together from a group of sign languages and is used here, in Canada and other parts of the world.

Education and Information

NATIONAL TITANIC REMEMBRANCE DAY honors the more than 1500 souls who perished after the “Unsinkable” RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank beneath the icy waters.  Much investigation has taken place into this event and even today there is a lot of speculation into what happened.  Today is about remembering those who lost their lives. 

On Today’s Menu…

The Spruce Eats

It is because of Harry J. Hoenselaar that we celebrate NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY.  From his basement in Detroit, Harry invented the device that would slice the ham in one continuous swirl and created the glaze that would give the ham its incredible taste.  He would go on to found Honey Baked Ham.  Sounds good to me.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Bean Counter Day

Eggs Benedict Day

Healthcare Decisions Day

National Orchid Day

Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

On this day…

 1770 – Joseph Priestly came up with a gum to erase pencil marks.  He called it “rubber”.

1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies from his head wound.  VP Andrew Johnson assumes the Presidency

1924 – Rand McNally puts out his first road atlas

1926 – Robertson Aircraft – which would later become American Airlines – flies it’s first mail route between Chicago and St. Louis – Charles Lindbergh was the pilot

1947 – Jackie Robinson plays his first Major League game – breaking the racial barrier in baseball

1955 – Ray Kroc opens the first McDonalds franchise

2013 – The Boston Marathon is tragically halted when two bombs go off killing three people

2019 – The Notre Dame Cathedral caught on fire destroying most of the roof

Happy Birthday to…

DK Find Out!
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Artist, scientist, inventor, and mathematician – this guy had it going on
Henry James (1843-1916)
Awarded the Order of Merit for his writings, including Turn of the Screw

Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
Known as “the Blues Empress”, she sang with the greats
Norma Merrick Sklarek (1928-2012)
Architect whiz who designed the Mall of America

Music Row
Roy Clark (1933-2018)
If it had strings, he could pick it.  This talented bluegrass and country singer could play the banjo or guitar like nobody’s business – check him out on Hee-Haw (1969-1997)

Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995)
She would twinkle her nose and make the magic happen as Samantha on Bewitched (1964-1972)

Vanity Fair
Emma Thompson (1959- )
You can see this wonderful actress in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Love Actually (2003) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Vanity Fair
Seth Rogan (1982- )
This guy brings the laughs in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Superbad (2007), and Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Emma Watson (1990- )
She played Hermione in the Harry Potter series and Belle in Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
  call on him while he is near. – Isaiah 55:6

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

#PurpleUpDay, #NationalASLDay, #SpiralGlazedHamDay, #TitanicRemembranceDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown 

Happy Birthday to #LeonardodaVince, #HenryJames, #BessieSmith, #NormaMerrickSklarek, #RoyClark, #ElizabethMontgomery, #EmmaThompson, #SethRogan, #EmmaWatson

2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/15/2023”

  1. There are few foods more mouth-watering than a Honey Baked Ham!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. So true – there is never any leftovers


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