Kev’s Daily Take On 05/20/2023

 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

We give our biggest salute to ARMED FORCES DAY and honor all of the nearly 1.5 million service members, veterans, and those who have passed on.  Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force are all covered, and all get our undying gratitude and respect.  Thank you one and all for your service.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

If you have been looking for an excuse to wear those red tennis shoes, today is the day.  INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY brings awareness to food allergies, as well as education.  Red Sneakers for Oakley is a website with all of the information you need.  It was inspired by 11-year-old Oakley Debbs, who tragically lost his life after eating a slice of cake made with walnut extract.  Make sure you know who you are cooking for and educate yourself on what to do for someone who goes into anaphylactic shock.

Our Furry Friends


Who rescued who?  NATIONAL RESCUE DOG DAY seeks to answer that question.  If you are looking to add a pooch to the family, you can’t go wrong with a rescue.

Education and Information

NATIONAL LEARN TO SWIM DAY says everyone should know how to swim, though for some people, fear of the water is a real thing.  The YMCA offers special TOW (terrified of water) and regular classes to get you doing laps in no time.

Is there anything Elon Musk can’t buy? – maybe Amazon.  NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY asks the question – What would you do if you had a million dollars in the bank?  If you don’t, here are some tips from millionaires – invest, donate, sacrifice things that cost money, pay with cash, invest, save, read, and learn constantly, budget, invest.

For Fun

 Roku started NATIONAL STREAMING DAY in 2014 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.  Before the mid-90’s, streaming meant hanging out in the creek.  Today, there is hardly anywhere we can’t go where we can’t watch any video, movie or even a live performance we want to.  Technology is certainly amazing.

On Today’s Menu…

Eggs, heavy cream, bacon, cheese, and a flaky crust are what go into NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY.  Hailing all the way from the Lorraine region in France, this rich dish will please any palette – even the heartiest – because it has BACON!

It’s a good time of year to celebrate NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY.  These sweet gems go great in salads, desserts, or just by themselves.  I love picking strawberries – right off the store shelves.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

American Red Cross Founders Day

National Wait Staff Day

Strawberries and Cream Day

Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables Day

Talk Like Yoda Day

Memo Day

On this day…

1862 – President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act

1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis start using copper rivets in their pants

1927 – Charles Lindbergh starts his famous flight across the Atlantic from Roosevelt Field in New York

1932 – Amelia Earhart starts her famous flight across the Atlantic from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland

2007 – The 400th episode of The Simpsons airs on Fox

2015 – David Letterman throws his last pencil on the Late Show

Happy Birthday to…

Mount Vernon
Dolly Madison (1768-1849)
Our 4th First Lady set the bar for all future First Ladies
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Economist and philosopher who was a radical for his time and promoted the concept of free thinking

Tom Smith (1878-1957)
Horse trainer who is known for the success of Seabiscuit
James Stewart (1908-1997)
Starring in Christmas movies, thrillers, dramas and comedies, this actor was also a military pilot in the Air Force Reserve – earning the rank of major general – the highest-ranking actor who served

Bill Hewlitt (1913-2001)
Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, he cofounded Hewlitt-Packard

Times Union
Cher (1946- )
Singer, actress and all-around entertainer who hasn’t slowed down one bit

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (1959-1997) Gave us a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Dear Heavenly Father, please protect those with allergies.  Comfort those who have lost loved ones to lethal reactions and guide us on doing our part to help them.  In the healing name of Jesus, I ask this, Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#ArmedForcesDay, #InternationalRedSneakersDay, #RescueDogDay, #LearntoSwim, #PickStrawberriesDay, #BeAMillionaireDay, #QuicheLorraineDay, #StreamingDay

Happy Birthday to #DollyMadison, #JohnStuartMill, #TomSmith, #JamesStewart, #BillHewlitt, #Cher, #IsraelKamakawiwoole


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