Kev’s Daily Take On 04/29/2023


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…


NATIONAL FIRST LADIES’ DAY falls on the inauguration of the first President, which also falls on the inauguration of the first First Lady.  They say every successful man has a good woman behind them – in the cases of our Presidents – this couldn’t be truer.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY is about being there for families in need.  Everyone needs help now and then and the Kiss of Hope Foundation is there to hand out resources, food, clothing and whatever else may be needed.

Our Flowering Friends

Fine Art America

While we are practicing our horticulture, let’s celebrate NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY.  Before the Germans invaded France in WWII, Francis Meilland sent clippings of his tea rose he had cultivated over several years to different countries to preserve them.  The cream-colored rose was sent to Italy, Turkey, Germany, and the U.S.  At the first meeting of the United Nations, in 1945, each delegate was given a peace rose.

Education and Information

NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY is sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute and challenges us to use that schnoz.  Do a little more sniffing today and appreciate the aroma of life.

For Fun


NATIONAL POOL OPENING DAY comes just in time for warmer weather.  The water may be a little chilly, but it is a good time to get the cover off and get that pool ready for swimming season.

On Today’s Menu…

Butter and garlic make a great combo – throw some lemon juice, white wine, and shrimp in there and, voila, you have one succulent meal.  NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY encourages us to get our seafood on with some tasty shrimp that has been flavored and seasoned.  Don’t pass this one up.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Sarcoidosis Day

National Honesty Day

Oatmeal Cookie Day

Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Bubble Tea Day

Military Brats Day

National Mah Jong Day

National Prepareathon Day

National Raisin Day

On this day…

1845 – Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris Jr. open the first African American law practice in the U.S.

1852 – Peter Roget publishes his Thesaurus

1925 – Dr. Florence Rena Sabin becomes the first woman elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge is completed with the driving of the “golden rivet”. 

1968 – Broadway sees the premiere of “Hair”

1986 – Roger Clemons strikes out 20 batters in one game – that’s a lot of X’s

1992 – After four white police officers are acquitted of beating Rodney King, riots break out in Los Angeles

2004 – The WWII Monument opens in Washington DC

2004 – The last Oldsmobile rolls off the assembly line

2011 – Prince William marries Kate Middleton

2018 – The Simpsons becomes the longest running TV show after its 636th episode surpasses Gunsmoke

2018 – Sweden confirms – through it’s official Twitter account – that Swedish meatballs originated in Turkey

Happy Birthday to…

Fine Art America
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951)
Newspaper magnate
Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
His musical genius earned him 13 Grammys

Taste of Country
Willie Nelson (1933- )
Legendary country singer who warned mothers not to let their babies grow up to be cowboys

AP News
Jerry Seinfeld (1954- )
Comedian with one of the favorite shows of all time that was “about nothing”
Daniel Day Lewis (1957- )
Accomplished classically trained actor who is also a knight of the United Kingdom
Michelle Pfeiffer (1957- )
Talented actress who rode on the Orient Express, had a Dangerous Mind and was Batman’s femme fatale as Catwoman

Andre Agassi (1970- )
Accomplished tennis player who won Olympic gold and several Grand Slams

Rolling Stone
Uma Thurman (1970- )
She played Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994), Dr. Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998), and The Bride in Kill Bill (2003)

And a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a lady who loves life, has a big heart and is not afraid to let you know what’s on her mind –


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#FirstLadiesDay, #KissOfHopeDay, #PeaceRoseDay, #SenseOfSmellDay, #ShrimpScampiDay, #PoolOpeningDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to  #WilliamRandolphHeast, #DukeEllington, #WillieNelson, #JerrySeinfeld, #MichellePfiefer, #DanielDayLewis, #AndreAgassi, #UmaThurman


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