Kev’s Daily Take On 05/18/2023

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.

Religious Holidays

ASCENSION DAY marks the event of Christ returning to Heaven.  The first chapter of Acts records that for 40 days after His resurrection Jesus gave his disciples instructions on how to carry on His ministry.  At the end of the 40 days at the Mount of Olives, verse 9 reads: “After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight”.  Since this day falls exactly 40 days after Easter it is also known as Ascension Thursday.  That must have been something to see.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

While there is no cure for AIDS NATIONAL HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY shines a spotlight on the importance of ongoing research to find one.  It’s been since 1981 that the CDC first reported on HIV/AIDS and researchers and scientists are still trying to find a vaccine.  Let’s keep working to find that cure.

Family and Friends


It’s kinda funny to me that NATIONAL VISIT YOUR RELATIVES’ DAY and NATIONAL NO DIRTY DISHES DAY fall on the same day.  So, you can have your family over and not worry about cooking. Or you can go visit someone without having to bake a pie first.  It’s good to keep in touch and if you hang out with your family today, maybe order pizza, eat off of napkins, use disposable cups or just eat out.  I hear Pasta House will take care of you in that department.


On Today’s Menu…

Americas test Kitchen

If you are going to celebrate NATIONAL CHEESE SOUFFLE DAY, you will have some dirty dishes.  Coming all the way from France, egg whites are beaten into cream sauce and custard that puffs up just fine after it is baked.  This creates a light, tasty dish that a chef would be proud of.  Fill that with some provolone or gruyere and you are in for a treat.


I LOVE REESES DAY mixes that great combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  This day was created by Hershey’s and is situated between Peanut Butter Lovers Day in March and Chocolate Day in July.  There are over 100 different kinds of REESES products including candy bars, candy, cereals, cookies, and spreads, so pick one and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Defense Transportation Day

Endangered Species Day

Bike to Work Day

Pizza Party Day

May Ray Day


Devil’s Food Cake Day

On this day…

1860 – The Republican Convention nominates Abraham Lincoln for President

1861 – A small California newspaper columnist reports that First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln was usurping her husband’s duties and spending time with another man – none of which were verified – hmmm…the media reporting unsubstantiated, biased stories about our leaders…nawww

1917 – Congress passes the Selective Service Act after we enter World War I

1953 – Jaqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier – she did it in an F-86 jet

1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts, sending a column of ash and gas 12 miles into the air and killing 57 people

2012 – Facebook goes public with an IPO (Initial public Offering) of $16 billion – the largest to this date

Happy Birthday to…

Frank Capra (1897-1991)
Three-time Academy Award winning director whose works include Platinum Blonde (1931), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1932) and of course, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
St. John Paul II (1920-2005)
The first non-Italian Pope in 455 years – he spoke out against political manipulation and oppression, survived an assassination attempt, and traveled quite a bit – even coming to St. Louis.  A year later the Rams win the Super Bowl in the same building – coincidence – I think not

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Reggie Jackson (1946-)
Nicknamed “Mr. October” because he had a penchant for showing up in MLB post season play off games

Rolling Stone
George Strait (1952- )
This country music superstar has 61 number one hits among which are Check Yes or No, I Cross My Heart and Love Without End, Amen
Tina Fey (1970- )
She was the first female writer on Saturday Night Live, written screenplays for and acted in Mean Girls, Date Night, 30 Rock and Only Murders in the Building

Dear Heavenly Father, we pray for peace.  We ask for the shootings to end and for love to prevail.  We ask for the protection of our children and workers, of our friends and family.  May understanding, patience and caring take the place of anger, violence, and disdain for life.  I ask this in Your powerful name, Jesus, Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#HIVVaccineAwarenessDay, #VisitYourRelativesDay, #CheeseSouffleDay, #NoDirtyDishesDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #FrankCapra, #JohnPaulII, #ReggieJackson, #GeorgeStrait, #TinaFey


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