Kev’s Daily Take On 04/16/2023

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.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…


This year, NATIONAL BEAN COUNTER DAY falls a little short of Tax Day on April 18. The idea is to give the accountants their due and a break after the busy tax season; they deserve it.  Thank you for keeping us on track and off those nasty audits.

Our Flowering Friends


Spring is definitely in bloom with NATIONAL ORCHID DAY.  There are over 25,000 species of this flowering plant, each one with its unique colors and fragrances.  The founders of this day, Mike, and Faith Young, loved orchids so much they wanted to name their little girl, Orchid.  Sadly, they lost her during labor.  They went on to name her Orchid Faith and were able to register their own plant with the Royal Horticultural Society of England – the Radiant Faith Orchid.

Education and Information

NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY reminds us to plan ahead.  Get those living wills, trusts and wills taken care of now so when the time comes, your wishes are met, and it is a lot easier on your loved ones.

Today’s Fashion Trends


A lot of us won’t be working today or maybe working from home.  If so, then NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY is a natural.  Stay comfy and lounge while you go about your Sunday.  If you do have to go in today and want to wear your PJs, I would make sure you have the all clear first.

On Today’s Menu…

The Kitchn

Let’s poach some eggs, toast an English muffin, fry some Canadian Bacon, and spoon out a little Hollandaise sauce to celebrate NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY.  Remember this delicious dish doesn’t just have to be for breakfast.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Ellis Island Family History Day

National Cheeseball Day

Haiku Poetry Day

National Crawfish Day

On this Day…

1912 – Harriet Quimby flies across the English Channel – the first woman to do so

1935 – Fibber McGee and Molly comes across the radio waves for the first time

1962 – Walter Cronkite anchors the news for the first time

1972 – Apollo 16 heads to the moon – the fifth crew to go there

2003 – Michael Jordan plays his last game in the NBA

2007 – A mass shooting at Virginia Tech leaves 32 dead

Happy Birthday to…

Wilbur Wright (1867-1912)
Couldn’t keep his feet on the ground

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
Comedic genius, actor, and producer
Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, and a knighthood attest to this man’s talent who can be seen in Spartacus (1960), Billy Budd (1962), and Death on the Nile (1978)
Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
This composer gave us The Pink Panther, Baby Elephant Walk and Peter Gunn

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947–)
6-time NBA Champion and was the all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points
Ellen Barkin (1954- )
She started off on Search for Tomorrow (1980) and went on to The Big Easy (1986) and The Fan (1996)

Jon Cryer (1965- )
He became known as Ducky in Pretty in Pink (1986) and cemented his career as Alan in Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)

The Grio
Martin Lawrence (1965- )
This funnyman shows off his talents in House Party (1990), Bad Boys (1995) and Big Momma’s House (2000)

Entertainment Tonight
Selena (1971-1995)
The “Queen of Tejano music” was named the “Greatest of all time Latin artists” by Billboard Magazine and her album Dreaming of You was named the greatest Latin album of all time by the American Music Association.  Tragically, her life would end when she was fatally shot by the president of her fan club.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Amazing LORD, thank You for this day, for the beauty in it and most importantly for all of these wonderful people.  May You continue to bless them, care for them, and love them.  I ask this in Your loving name, Jesus, Amen.

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

#NationalBeanCounterDay, #EggsBenedictDay, #HealthcareDecisionsDay, #NationalOrchidDay, #WearYourPajamastoWorkDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #WilburWright, #CharlieChaplin, #PeterUstinov, #HenryMancini, #KareemAbdulJabbar, #EllenBarkin, #JonCryer, #MartinLawrence, #selena


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/16/2023”

  1. Joining you in your closing prayer. God’s peace.

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