Kev’s Daily Take On 05/22/2023

 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…


NATIONAL MARITME DAY remembers the past and honors all of those who have contributed to America’s seafaring ventures.  From the merchant marines who fought in the Revolutionary War to those who transport our goods via our waterways to the fishermen, divers, and biologists we thank you for your service on the water.

For Fun

National Institutes of Health

NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY encourages the musician in all of us.  Of course, some of those instruments ain’t cheap, so if there is one you always wanted to try, see if a friend has one or maybe rent one.  You can also make your own.  Wooden spoons and pots and pans make for a nice drum set.


Microsoft founded NATIONAL SOLITAIRE DAY in 2018 to celebrate the game that was probably one of the first “apps”.  They put it on their computers to teach people how to use a mouse and it became so much more.  Of course, you can always break out the deck of cards and go old school.  There is something very relaxing about turning those cards over – until you lose. 

Belly up to the Bar


Let’s have a toast to NATIONAL CRAFT DISTILLERY DAY.  Much like the craft brewers with the beer, these enterprising individuals come up with their own versions of whiskey, tequila, vodka, and any other alcohol you can name.  I guess all of the big names started somewhere, so if you get a chance, check out some local flavor.

Next, raise your glass to WORLD PALOMA DAY.  Tequila, lime, and grapefruit soda come together perfectly to make this little cocktail, which is the national drink of Mexico.  Refreshing and intoxicating (literally), this drink sounds just right on a nice Spring Day.

On Today’s Menu…

The Spruce

Our dessert of the day is creamy goodness as we celebrate NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY.   You can whip up a bowl pretty quick with the instant kind or, take a little longer and cook it on the stove.  Add whatever you like to it or add it to your favorite dessert. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Lucky Penny Day

National Taffy Day

On this day…

 1819 – The first United States transoceanic voyage takes place when The Savannah sails from Georgia to England

1906 – The Wright Brothers receive the first airplane patent – it was for flight control technique

1987 – The first Rugby World Cup is played in New Zealand

1992 – After 6,714 episodes, Johnny Carson hosts his last Tonight Show

2011 – One of the deadliest tornados in history strikes Joplin, MO – killing 160 people

2017 – President Trump becomes the first sitting President to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

Happy Birthday to…

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
That’s pronounced Vagner, gave us some wonderful music
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(1859-1930) Gave us Sherlock Holmes
Sir Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
4-time Academy Award winner who was an actor’s actor, writer, director, and producer – after being knighted he was asked if he should be called Sir Laurence or Lord Olivier – he replied “Call me Larry”

Matthew Shepherd Foundation
Harvey Milk (1930-1978)
Politician and activist who wanted to make sure everyone got their fair shake

Famous People
Dustin Moskovitz (1984- )
Along with Zuckerberg, gave us Facebook and is now worth somewhere upwards of $11 billion
Novak Djokovic (1987-)
Serbian tennis player with 9 Australian Open wins

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for all of these beautiful people.  May You continue to watch over them, care for them, and bless them.  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 

#NationalMaritimeDay, #VanillaPuddingDay, #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay, #CraftDistilleryDay, #SolitaireDay, #WorldPalomaDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #RichardWagner, #ArthurConanDoyle, #LaurenceOlivier, #HarveyMilk, #DustinMoskovitz, #NovakDjokovic


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