Kev’s Daily Take On 05/25/2023

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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


Here is one I wish we didn’t have to observe – NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY.  Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, this day remembers all the kids who are still missing and seeks to educate people on the dangers that are still out there.  It still goes on.  In this day and age of awareness and technology, it still goes on.  Kids still get taken.  They get taken to be abused, sold into slavery and even to be killed.  It still happens.  Please make sure the children you are around know the dangers and if you come across a parent who needs help taking care of their kids – give them a hand.  One child gone is too many.

Education and Information

Study Finds

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY is geared toward the older crowd.  Many places including gyms, hospitals, banks, shopping centers and even parks will have activities today that stress the importance of keeping fit and staying healthy.  I have seen the secret to getting older – just keep moving.  It doesn’t have to be the same routine every day, but just keep moving.  Keep the blood flowing, the brain cells firing and the heart strong.  We do all succumb eventually to that great equalizer, death, but there is no reason to just lay down and take it.

For Fun


It is no coincidence that NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY is celebrated on the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.  Talk about an art form that will get you in shape.  This percussionistic (made up a new word) dance is great exercise and entertaining as well.  Bojangles, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gregory Hines are just some of the greats who will inspire you to put on those shoes and get to tappin’.

Hindustan Times

If you have ever read A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, then you know that a simple towel “is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”.  It’s true and TOWEL DAY celebrates that item and honors the author who made that statement.  Started by his fans, 2 weeks after Mr. Adams passed away, this day is about hitching a ride through the cosmos, soaring through the galaxy, and going where your mind can take you.  Just remember to bring a towel or two along.

Belly up to the Bar

After that busy day it is time to sit back, put our feet up, raise a glass and celebrate NATIONAL WINE DAY.  Pick the vino that suits you and enjoy a glass.  Your sweet reds and whites have a pleasant effervescence that flows from the first whiff all the way down to the tummy.  For the heavier but healthier wine, your dry reds are full of antioxidants and only contain 0.5% sugar on the average.  Pinot noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blends fall in this category.  

On Today’s Menu…


Before you head off to school or work, make sure and observe NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY. Pack your own lunch and enjoy a home-made meal while you are out.  There is nothing off the menu here.  Whatever you can fit in that lunchbox, cooler or bag is open season.  Maybe even pack a few things to share in case the situation arises.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Heat Awareness Day

Don’t Fry Day

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Road Trip Day

National Cooler Day

Paper Airplane Day

On this day…

 1787 – The U.S. Constitution Convention opens in Philadelphia

1935 – Babe Ruth hits home run no. 714 – his last one

1935 – Jesse Owens sets three world records in track and field at the University of Michigan

1940 – Howard Florey, Ernest Chain and Norman Heatley discover penicillin and how it can cure various diseases

1977 – Star Wars takes us to “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”

1986 – Hands Across America raises $15 million for hunger

2020 – George Floyd is killed during an arrest in Minneapolis

Happy Birthday to…
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Pretty good poet and philosopher

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (1878-1949)
This man tap danced his way from vaudeville to the big screen
Robert Ludlum (1927-2001)
This thrilling writer gave us the Bourne Identity
Beverly Sills (1929-2007)
Magnificent opera star who could really hold a note
Ian McKellen (1939- )
Of all his roles, he will always be Gandalf to me
Frank Oz (1944- )
Master puppeteer who took us to The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and The Dark Crystal
Mike Meyers (1963- )
This comedian was the first to appear on Saturday Night Live continuously for two years.  You probably know him from Wayne’s World (1992), Austin Powers (1997) and Shrek (2001)

Dear Heavenly Father, please be with the children who are missing and may they be returned safely.  May You give hope to those who have missing children and please protect all of our kids.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Enjoy the day and make it your own

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

#MissingChildrensDay, #SeniorHealthAndFitnessDay, #BrownBagItDay, #NationalWineDay, #NationalTapDanceDay, #TowelDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #RalphWaldoEmerson, #BojanglesRobinson, #RobertLudlam, #BeverlySills, #IanMcKellen, #FrankOz, #MikeMeyers

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