Father's Day is Around The Corner
Do you have any special plans? This is a paticuliar hard day for me since my dad has passed. If you want more details go to this post. Since we will be going out of town on Thursday, I thought I'd do a quick Father's Day post today to see what everyone had planned. So, here is the history of Father's Day:
Father's Day, contrary to popular misconception, was not established as a holiday in order to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards. In fact when a "Father's Day" was first proposed there were no Father's Day cards.
Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.
The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington. At about the same time in various towns and cities across American other people were beginning to celebrate a "father's day." In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Finally in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father's Day.
On a lighter note, I caught up on The Hills yesterday when our Dish Network guy left. Yay!
Here's my Father's Day gift to you in memory of your Father. It features Star Search finalist Tatiana McConnico.
All the best,
Now...my Dad is a totally different thing, I don't know if I will be doing anything for him for Father's day--he's dating a girl younger than I!!! Sooooo wrong! :(
I wrote about my bond with my father today as well