Kev’s Daily Take On 05/02/2023

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…


Bring an apple to school for NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY.  These dedicated folks never really stop giving of themselves, even after the last bell rings for the day.  Caring and sacrifice go along with the job as well as influencing and working to bring out the best in us.  We give each and every one of these men and women a big thank you and a special tip of the hat.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

 Blue is the color to wear in support of NATIONAL FOSTER CARE DAY.  There are a little less than half million children in the foster care system at any one time and only half will graduate high school.  If you are interested in helping, check out Project Blue and Ticket to Dream Foundation.

Family and Friends


NATIONAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS DAY aims to bring us a little closer to those who know us best.  Make sure and connect with your special siblings on this day.  I am very blessed to have a wonderful sister whom I will be calling today.

Our Fishy Friends

WORLD TUNA DAY celebrates this tasty fish and helps to coordinate efforts to ensure sustainable harvesting of this magnificent creature.  Tuna can weigh over 500 lbs., swim up to 45 mph, and can be found in all oceans.  96 countries are participating in the sustainable fishing programs to protect this fish that America consumes about 1 billion pounds annually.  I will be celebrating this day with a tuna salad sandwich.

Education and Information

NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY reminds us to make sure our policies are up to date.  It was on this date in 1759 that Presbyterian Synods in Philadelphia and New York first made life insurance available to “poor and distressed widows and orphans”.  Having an up-to-date policy can do a lot of good for our loved ones when the time comes.

On Today’s Menu…


 Our dessert of the day is filled with decadence.  NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY celebrates the cream filled chocolates that are as rich as they are delicious.  Cream, nuts, nougat, and marshmallow are just some of the extras that go along with that ganache filling.  Indulge in a few of these today.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Specially Abled Pet Day

SAN Architect Day

Textiles Day

Chocolate Custard Day

Lumpy Rug Day

Paranormal Day

Garden Meditation Day

On this day…

1611 – The King James version of the Bible is published

1885 – Good Housekeeping makes its debut for $2.50 every two weeks

1908 – Take Me Out to the Ballgame is written and copyrighted

1920 – The first game of the Negro National League is played in Indianapolis with the Indianapolis ABC’s beating the Chicago Giants in a double header – 4-2; 11-4

1933 – The Loch Ness Monster is sighted for the first time

1935 – Construction of the Boulder Dam is finished

2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that GPS signals are now available for public use

2011 – Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan

2019 – The first drone delivery of a kidney for transplant takes place in Baltimore

Happy Birthday to…

Find a Grave
Mary Bowersock Mendenhall (1813-1983)
Delivered 980 babies without losing a single mother

Elijah McCoy (1844-1929)
The son of a runaway slave with over 50 inventions.  He is the inspiration for the term, “The Real McCoy”
Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961)
Advocate for women’s voting rights who started the National Training School for Women and Girls

Fine Art America
Manfred, baron von Richthofen (1892-1918)
The actual Red Baron
Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998)
Wrote a book about babies
Engelbert Humperdinck (1936- )
Smooth singer with a velvet voice
Christine Baranski (1952- )
This Juilliard trained actress can be seen in The Birdcage (1996), Cybill (1995-1998), Mamma Mia! (2008) and most recently as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory (2009-2019)
Dwayne Johnson (1972- )
“The Rock” went from football player to professional wrestler to action movie star.  He is talented but I am sorry – he cannot replace David Hasselhoff on Baywatch
David Beckham (1975- )
Nobody bends it like Beckham on the soccer field

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
    giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:10-11

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#TeacherAppreciationDay, #NationalFosterCareDay, #BrothersAndSistersDay, #NationalTruffleDay, #WorldTunaDay, #NationalLifeInsuranceDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #MaryBowersockMendenhall, #ElijahMcCoy, #NannieHelenBoroughs, #ManfredBaronvonRichthofen, #DrSpock, #EngelbertHumperdinck, #ChristineBaranski, #DwayneJohnson, #DavidBeckham 


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