Kev’s Daily Take On 05/21/2023


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…

In 1881, Clara Barton started an organization that continues to serve humanity.  NATIONAL AMERICAN RED CROSS FOUNDERS DAY marks that occasion and gives us a chance to thank them for all they do.  From the collecting of blood, to being there in times of need, to rushing into disaster areas, the American Red Cross is an organization you can depend on.

NATIONAL WAITSTAFF DAY gives a tip of the hat to all of the hard-working waiters, waitresses, bussers, valets, doorman, hostesses, hosts, and any others I didn’t mention who make sure we are taken care of.  A nice tip is always appreciated, and we do thank you for what you do.

Family and Friends

Alright kids, tell Mom and Dad you have to go to the park because its NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO THE PLAYGROUND DAY.  Of course, this is a great excuse to get outside, spend some time together and have some fun.  You know what, even if you don’t have kids or if they aren’t around, go to the playground anyway.

Education and Information


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For Fun


Like Yoda, you must talk today.  NATIONAL TALK LIKE YODA DAY happens on the anniversary of the first time we meet him in the second released Star Wars movie – “The Empire Strikes Back”.  The little green sage is celebrated as a Jedi Master and mentor to Luke Skywalker.  His peculiar way of talking is a little infectious and if you hear a good impersonation, like Yoda you will answer.

On Today’s Menu…

 NATIONAL EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DAY is a good idea.    We have plenty of days that celebrate sugar and fat, but here is one that is good for you.  Vegetables and fruit definitely do a body good so try and work ‘em into your menu – also speaking to myself here.

Belfast Live

Our dessert of the day is perfect this time of year.  NATIONAL STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM DAY is delightful and delicious.  Sweet strawberries covered in cream, whipped or otherwise, will taste just right today.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Maritime Day

Vanilla Pudding Day

Craft Distillery Day

Solitaire Day

World Paloma Day

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

On this day…

 1819 – Karl Drais rolls into New York City with his invention – the bicycle

1901 – Connecticut posts the first speed limit signs – 12 mph – in the city – 15 mph in the country – though I am pretty sure they didn’t have radar guns yet

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange gets a ticker tape machine

1999 – Erica Kane (All My Children) finally gets her day.  After 19 straight nominations – Susan Lucci wins her Emmy

2017 – The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus gave its final performance due to declining attendance and outcries of animal abuse.  They are bringing back their circus in 2023 – with just human acts

Happy Birthday to…
Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Fossil hunter who was the first to find complete skeletons of Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus


Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930)
Mechanically minded’ he made huge contributions to the aviation industry

Regina Anderson (1901-1993)
A major player in the Harlem Renaissance who also co-founded the Harlem Experimental Theater
John C Allen (1907-1979)
Thrilled us with his wooden roller coaster designs
Al Franken (1951- )
From comedian to U.S. Senator
Mr. T (1952- )
This mohawk styled, gold jewelry laden character went from nightclub bouncer to actor and professional wrestler – He does pity the fool

Most Awesome God, thank You for another beautiful day. Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#AmericanRedCrossFoundersDay, #WaitstaffDay, #EatYourFruitsandVegetablesDay, #MemoDay, #StrawberriesAndCreamDay, #TalkLikeYodaDay, #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay

Happy Birthday to #MaryAnning, #GlennCurtiss, #ReginaAnderson, #JohnAllen, #AlFranken, #MrT


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