Kev’s Daily Take On 05/24/2023

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.

I don’t usually start off with a pitch, or food, but this one just seems appropriate.  ENDLESS BREAKFAST DAY is brought to us by Denny’s.  Today for $6.99, you can get all of the eggs, hash browns and pancakes you can eat at your local Denny’s.  For an extra 99 cents they will throw in bacon or sausage.  The reason they are doing this is so everyone can enjoy the most important meal of the day at an affordable price.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

You walk through the terminal, board the plane, find your seat, and sometime later you get up and walk out into another city.  This is due to the pilot’s skill as well as so many men and women working behind the scenes to keep those birds airworthy.  AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIIAN DAY gives a tip of the hat and a huge thank you to the mechanics, machinists and technicians who make sure our planes stay in the air and get to where they are supposed to – when they are supposed to.

Next, we thank another group of people who make sure that everyone is fed at all of those special occasions with NATIONAL CATERERS DAY.  A good caterer can make all the difference at that wedding reception or anniversary party when it comes to having a delightful time.  They make sure the food is tasty and serve it up professionally.  I will never forget the baked ravioli from Concetta’s at our wedding.  Thank you, ladies, and gentlemen, for taking care of us at these special times.

Family and Friends

You know him, you love him, even if he may have tortured you just a little growing up.  Its NATIONAL BROTHER’S DAY so give the big lug a hug, or a call him or he might even appreciate a little payback.  However, your family does it – send the love.

For Fun

NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY has us looking all over the place.  Elsa Maxwell, who would throw such engaging parties that it earned her the nickname – “the hostess with the mostest”, is credited with starting this activity in the 1930’s.  She would send her guests all over town looking for items on the list.  They could ask, beg, or barter for these things, but they could not buy them.  There is always some kind of scavenger hunt going on today and there are even trails you can hike that have “landmarks” along the way for you to find.  Here in St. Louis, there are 10-mile trails that wind through downtown or Forest Park that are marked with different spots for you to locate.  Of course, you can take plenty of rests along the way and cool off with a nice cold one.   

On Today’s Menu…


The French are excellent cooks, but I want to know who the first one was that looked at a snail and thought, “hmm, I wonder what it tastes like cooked?”.  This delicacy is pretty tasty, and I can thank my in-laws for introducing me to them.  If you are of mind, dig in and celebrate NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY.

Taste of Home

Here is one I have also tried and will leave up to the rest of you.  NATIONAL ASPARAGUS DAY is full of fiber and nutrients and is very healthy.  I will eat my veggies – just not this one.

We go down to Florida to celebrate NATIONAL YUCATAN SHRIMP DAY.  These succulent peel and eat gulf shrimp are drenched in butter, garlic and the special Yucatan sauce that comes from Doc Ford’s Bar and Grille.  You can actually get the sauce on line, so maybe you can stay home.  Just get your shrimp, the Yucatan sauce, a little Jimmy Buffet playing in the background and a couple of iced down beers.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Missing Childrens Day

Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Wine Day

Brown Bag It Day

National Tap Dance Day

Towel Day

On This Day

1844 – Samuel Morse sends the first telegraph message – It went from the U.S. Capitol to a railroad station in Baltimore – the message read – “What hath God wrought?”

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge opens up

1930 – The ninth planet finally gets a name – Pluto.  Yep, it is a planet

1935 – The first Major League Baseball night game is held at Cincinnati and has the Reds beating the Phillies 2-1

1938 – Carl Magee receives a patent for the parking meter – thanks Carl

1962 – Scott Carpenter becomes the second American to orbit the Earth

1976 – The supersonic Concorde starts flying between Washington D.C. and Europe

1994 – Four men convicted of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison

Happy Birthday to…

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736)
He knew how to take the temperature of a room – he invented the mercury thermometer and Fahrenheit temperature scale

Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
She ruled Great Britain for 64 years – only Queen Elizabeth ruled longer
Charles Edward Taylor (1868-1956)
made the engine the wright Brothers used to fly their first plane as well as contributing greatly to the aviation industry

National Institutes of Health
Helen Brooke Taussig (1898-1986)
Helped to establish pediatric cardiology

Tommy Chong (1938- )
Comedian and actor with a penchant for cannabis
Bob Dylan (1941- )
11-time Grammy Award winner whose music spoke to a generation and is still speaking to us today
Patty Labelle (1944- )
Dynamic singer who gave us hits like Forever Young and Marmalade

The Boot
Roseanne Cash (1955- )
Country music singer and songwriter with 4 Grammys under her belt

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.   James 1:2-4

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#EndlessBreakfast, #AviatorMaintenanceTechnicianDay, #CaterersDay, #AsparagusDay, #EscargotDay, #ScavengerHuntDay, #YucatanShrimpDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #DanielleFahrenheit, #QueenVictoria, #CharlesTaylor, #HelenTaussig, #TommyChong, #BobDylan, #PattiLabelle, #RoseanneCash


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