Kev’s Daily Take On 04/17/2023

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.

Education and Information


NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY marks the busiest day at this point of entry into our country.  11,747 people passed through on this day in 1907.  That’s a lot of culture and countries represented, and chances are we have some of that coursing through our veins.  There are plenty of ancestry tests out there to see what you are made of.  Turns out I have some Irish, Scottish, English, and Cherokee in me.

Celebrating the Arts

Fear may dark the light

But a good friend by your side

Will shine the more bright

NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY is something everyone can write about.  This form of Japanese poetry has been around a while and doesn’t even have to rhyme.  The traditional form consists of three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable format.  Go ahead and write a little today.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL CRAWFISH DAY celebrates this southern dish of mini lobsters.  Mudbugs, crayfish, crawfish, crawdads or whatever you like to call them have become popular in the South – so much so that Louisiana made it their official state crustacean.  Enjoy ‘em Cajun style, or in a crawfish boil -along with sausage, potatoes, and corn.   

Life in the Lofthouse

NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY can either be popped in your mouth or spread on a cracker.  The little cheesy puffballs are certainly addictive, and you can’t just eat one.  The big cream cheese ball that could double as a centerpiece is usually served around the holidays but is definitely delicious anytime.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Adult Autism Awareness Day

Lineman Appreciation Day

Tax Day

National Columnist Day

International Day of Jugglers

Animal Crackers Day

Velociraptor Awareness Day

On this day…

1860 – Police have to step in and stop a boxing match that went 42 rounds and lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes.  Tom Sayers and John Heenan fought to a draw in what is considered the first world title bout

1951 – Mickey Mantle makes his major league debut – playing for the Yankees

1961 – The Bay of Pigs invasion begins

1964 – Ford releases its Mustang with a base price of $2,368

1964 – Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock becomes the first woman to fly solo around the world when she lands her single engine Cessna in Columbus, Ohio

1970 – Apollo 13 lands in the South Pacific – all aboard are safe and sound

1976 – In what would become the greatest comeback in the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies overcome a 12-1 deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings with the Phillies Mike Schmidt hitting 4 consecutive home runs

1982 – The Canada Act takes effect making Canada a wholly, independent, fully sovereign nation

2011 – HBO releases Game of Thrones

Happy Birthday to…

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Alexander Cartwright (1820-1892)
Known as the “father of baseball” he pioneered the modern game we know today

Famous People
J.P. Morgan (1837-1913)
– He knew a little something about banking and finance

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
This Pulitzer-winning writer – gave us “Our Town”

William Holden (1918-1981)
This Academy Award winning actor brought his rugged good looks to blockbusters such as Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Harry Reasoner (1923-1991)
He brought us the news on ABC, CBS and for that special hour on 60 Minutes
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper (1954-2015)
This professional wrestler made a lot of opponents pay the piper
Jennifer Garner (1972- )
This talented actress has played a teen trapped in an adult body in 13 Going On 30 (2004), a super hero in Elektra (2005) and a spy in the TV series Alias (2001-2006)

Victoria Beckham (1974- )
This Spice Girl – Posh Spice – can not only sing, but has done some modeling, starred in her own TV series, and has her own line of fashion and fragrances

Enjoy the day and make it your own

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29

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

#EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay, #CheeseballDay, #HaikuPoetryDay, #CrawfishDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #AlexanderCartwright, #JPMorgan, #ThorntonWilder, #WilliamHolden, #Harry Reasoner, #RoddyPiper, #JenniferGarner, #VictoriaBeckham


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/17/2023”

  1. Another blessed post!

    With Kev’s daily take
    Sharing knowledge and much more
    Teach a thing or two

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much Big Sky


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