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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

Here’s a little background on how Father’s Day came to be. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by, Sonora Smart Dodd. Her Father was a single parent to six children and a Civil War Veteran. Sonora was listening to a service at her Church Honoring Mother’s and she went to her Pastor saying they should have something similar for Father’s!

Her crusade to celebrate this day was not easy. Sonora started in 1910 and it took 62 years to finally get this day signed into Law. In 1996 President Johnson issued the first Presidential Proclamation Honoring Fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Nixon signed it into law in 1972! Whoo! What a long process!

Well Dad’s, today is your day! What do most Dad’s like to do on this day? My research shows that most Dad’s want to just hang out with their family! A breakfast with bacon – a fun day with the family – finish the day with a cook out – that’s what many Dad’s said was their idea of a Great Father’s Day! Suzy’s Swirl is a great way to finish the day too!!

I have great memories of my Dad, there are some days I can smell his pipe tobacco and I’m still amazed at how he could pat his head, smoke his pipe and read a book at the same time! He was an amazing story teller and loved to read! My husband loved spending time with his kids and was a big Muskie fisherman! Family was so important to them both! I hope you all have special memories of your Dad!

Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad!


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