Kev’s Daily Take On 04/23/2023

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

More than 180,000 men and women serve in Army Reserve Units in all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories and 20 different time zones across the world.  In 1908, Congress formed the Medical Reserve Corps, which was made up of 160 doctors and when the Organized Reserves for officers was added on it became the Army Reserves.   We thank you for your tremendous service to your country and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARMY RESERVE!

Our Furry Friends

 Here is a day which I wish didn’t have to be.  NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY encourages us to make sure our own pets don’t get lost, what to do if they do happen to get out and what to do if you come across someone else’s lost dog.  We were faced with this about a year ago when our neighbor corralled a couple of dogs who were roaming around her house.  She really didn’t have anywhere to keep them until the owner could be found, so my wife volunteered our yard.  Allie then went on social media posting about these friendly pooches while the neighbor called the number on the dog’s tag.  We were prepared to keep them over night when the owner showed up a couple of hours later.  Do what you have to, to keep your doggies safe and sound.

Celebrate You with…


Are you looking to shake things up?  If so, NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY is for you.  Going out on a limb can be as simple as taking a different route to work, or as thrilling as blowing off work and going sky diving.  Choose your level of daring and have at it.

To the Great Outdoors

Food Lion

NATIONAL PICNIC DAY gives us a great excuse to go find a scenic spot, sit down with the ones we care about and have a nice lunch.  Pack your picnic basket with your favorite foods, spread your blanket and enjoy a nice time outdoors.

For Fun

Thou shouldst observe NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY with a wit and a sharp tongue.  All the world’s a stage and words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find. So, to thine own self be true, and to be or not to be is a question for we know what we are, but we don’t know what we may be.

On Today’s Menu…

Our dessert of the day is one of my favs – NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY.  Take that creamy cheesecake on the graham cracker crust and top it off with some sweet cherries.  I will definitely be celebrating this one.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Fashion Revolution Day

Pigs in a Blanket Day

National Skipping Day

National Bucket List Day

On this day…

1908 – President Theodore Roosevelt establishes the Army Reserves

1945 – President Harry Truman meets with Soviet Leader Vyacheslav Molotov, promptly tells him that he needs to keep his word about Eastern Europe and forces the Soviet Foreign Minister to storm out of the meeting.  Needed to be said, but probably didn’t do much for U.S.-Soviet relations.

1954 – Hank Aaron hits his first home run – against the St. Louis Cards

1961 – “The greatest night in showbiz history” happens when Judy Garland performs at Carnegie Hall.  She sang 27 songs to numerous standing ovations.

1975 – President Ford announces that the Vietnam War is over for America

1981 – The first artificial skin transplant takes place at Massachusetts General Hospital

1985 – New Coke is introduced to the public and less than three months later – Old Coke is back

2005 – YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploads the first video to the platform – a visit to the San Diego Zoo

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The Bard’s birthdate is the same as his death date – April 23, 1616
James Buchanan (1791-1868)
Our 15th President was a bachelor for life and left office with our country on the brink of the Civil War

Atlas Obscura
Granville Woods (1856-1910)
He was the first African American mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War. This busy guy had over 60 patents – most of which gave Thomas Edison a run for his money
Shirley Temple (1928-2014)
One of the cutest child stars ever and a very busy diplomat in her later years

The Sunday Post
Roy Orbison (1936-1988)
Talented singer-songwriter who gave us Crying and Pretty Woman

Do You Remember?
Lee Majors (1939- )
The Six Million Dollar Man

Famous People
Michael Moore (1954- )
Outspoken filmmaker who gave us Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Valerie Bertinelli (1960- )
Found fame as Barbara Jean on One Day at a Time (1975-1984) and went on to play Melanie in Hot in Cleveland (2010-2015)

John Cena (1977- ) This professional wrestler has won no less than 25 championships in his illustrious career

Thank You, wonderful God, for another beautiful day.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#ArmyReservesBirthday, #LostDogAwarenessDay, #TakeaChanceDay, #CherryCheesecakeDay, #TalkLikeShakespeareDay, #NationalPicnicDay, #EnjoyTheDayAndMakeItYourOwn

Happy Birthday to #WilliamShakespeare, #JamesBuchanan, #GranvilleWoods, #ShirleyTemple, #RoyOrbison, #LeeMajprs, #MichaelMoore, #ValerieBertinelli, #JohnCena 


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/23/2023”

  1. Lee Majors quietly fashioned an impressive list of credits before and after “The Six Million Dollar Man” as Heath Barkley in “The Big Valley” and Colt Seavers in “The Fall Guy.”

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  2. I gotta admit, I kinda skimped on Lee’s bio and credits. He always played a character with cool confidence.


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