Kev’s Daily Take On 04/30/2023

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


NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY, founded by Military Brats, Inc., gives a big salute to the kids who sacrifice normal lives for that of the military.  Moving around a lot, wondering how their loved ones are doing and trying to fit in are all a part of their lives.  We do salute you and thank you for your sacrifice.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY brings awareness to an inflammatory disease that can attack any part of the body.  It can show up as a rash and is usually accompanied with aches and pains.  It usually goes away in about half the cases, but it can also become severe. There is no cure, and we don’t understand it, but hopefully research will give us some insight into it. Wear purple to show support.

Our Furry Friends

NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY is just the decent thing to do.  You will be saving an animal, giving it a good life and it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying one outright.

Celebrate You with…

NATIONAL HONESTY DAY encourages us to be totally honest for the day.  No white lies, no exaggerations or empty flattery – just good old honesty.  Maybe this should be more than one day a year.

Education and Information

NATIONAL PREPAREATHON DAY asks the question – are you prepared?  Do you have emergency supplies handy?  Do you have an escape route planned?  Do you have first aid kits ready, and do you know what to do in case of emergencies?

For Fun

NATIONAL MAHJONG DAY celebrates this wonderful game from China.  It is played with tiles- like dominoes – is similar to Rummy by matching tiles and forming runs – and has enough variations, betting, and a social aspect to be like poker.  American, Hong Kong, Chinese, English, European and Riichi, are some of the versions.  The American version may be one of the most complex and only combinations and melds set yearly by the National Mah Jongg League can be used.  The last version is solitaire Mah Jong.  You can set the tiles up yourself or play on any numerous apps that are out there.  If you get drawn into this world (like me) pretty soon you will know what bams, cracks, dots, kongs and pungs are.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL BUBBLE TEA DAY is full of varieties and flavors.  Combining tea, milk, an assortment of add-ins and of course bubbles, this is something to try.  I, myself, have not yet, but you never know.  The bubbles themselves are made from tapioca and if anything, this drink sounds interesting.

Pineapple Cupcakes

NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY and NATIONAL RAISIN DAY just go together.  One of the healthier cookies, the oatmeal variety hits the spot with a cold glass of milk.  Add the raisins for a little bit of sweetness and you have a treat.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Silver Star Service Banner Day

School Principal’s Day

National Infertility Survival Day

Melanoma Monday

Law Day

National Loyalty Day

Chocolate Parfait Day

On this Day…

1789 – The first Presidential Inauguration takes place – Thank you President Washington

1803 – The United States and France agree to the terms of the Louisiana Purchase

1897 – Physicist J.J. Thomson discovers the electron

1904 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition- otherwise known as the St. Louis World’s Fair – opens

1938 – Bugs Bunny makes his big debut – “What’s up doc?”

1939 – NBC make the first television broadcast – from the opening day of the New York World’s Fair

1945 – Hitler commits suicide in his bunker

1952 – Mr. Potato Head makes his debut on TV and is the first toy to appear in a commercial

1975 – The city of Saigon falls to North Vietnamese forces

1993 – World Wide Web launches in the public domain

Happy Birthday to…

Harvard Medical School
Julian Abele (1881-1950)
Noted architect who helped design more than 400 buildings including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Philadelphia’s Central Library

The Washington Post
Gerda Lerner (1920-2013)
Founded the first graduate program for women’s history

Bobby Vee (1943-2016)
Leader of Bobby Vee and the Shadows – churned out 7 gold records with hits like Take Care of My Baby and Rubber Ball

Jill Clayburgh (1944-2010)
Put on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 25 Greatest Actresses list, you can see her in Semi-Tough (1977), An Unmarried Woman (1978) and Bridesmaids (2011)

Carl XVI Gustaf (1946- )
The King of Sweden
Michelle Howard (1960-)
First woman to become a 4-Star Admiral
Isaiah Thomas (1961-)
One of Detroit’s favorite sons – played for the Pistons and set several records with them

Johnny Galecki (1975- )
Between playing David on Roseanne (1992-2018) and Leonard on The Big Bang Theory (2006-2019) he has been on our TV sets for nearly 20 years
Kirstin Dunst (1982- )
This American/German actress started acting at age 3 and has done outstanding work in Interview with the Vampire (1994), Little Women (1994) and Spider-Man (2002)
Gal Gadot (1985- )
This Wonder Woman (2017), was crowned Miss Israel (2004), served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat fitness instructor and also appears in Red Notice (2021) and Death on the Nile (2022)

Most Awesome God, Your Word is truth, in it there is no deception.  Let it be a guiding light on our path and a revealing flame to teach us.  I ask this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#MilitaryBratsDay, #NationalSarcoidosisDay, #OatmealCookieDay, #AdoptaShelterPetDay, #HonestyDay, #NationalRaisinDay, #NationalMahJohngDay, #BubbleTeaDay, #PrepareathonDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #JulianAbele, #GerdaLerner, #BobbyVee, #JillClayburgh, #CarlGustaf, #MichelleHoward, #IsaiahThomas, #JohnnyGalecki, #KirstinDunst, #GalGadot


One response to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/30/2023”

  1. Thank you Kev! There is much to learn from in this post.


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