Good Morning and Happy Father's Day! I'd like to wish all of the Dad's, Grandpa's, Dad's to Be, Bonus Dad's, Uncles and those men who have been influential in your life a Happy Father's Day!
My Dad passed away over 20 years ago, I miss him each and every day, I do have many special memories of him! Whenever I smell the smoke from a cigar, sit down and read a good book or hear the sizzling of a burger on the grill, I think of him! A traveling tip from my Dad, that I still do every time I travel, I put my jewelry in a glass by the side of my bed. In case there's a fire or I need to leave quickly I can just grab the glass!
As I watch my sons become Dad's I wonder what kind of memories they will instill in their children. My hope is that they will always show and tell their children how much they love them! Don't be afraid to kiss and hug them, no matter how old they are! There will always be chores to do around the house but find the balance to have fun too! Don't forget to read to your kids, show them how to change a tire and also how to make a nest egg - breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Most of all, I hope my sons will always love and take care of their children's Mom! This is the first lesson their children will see and learn from!
Father's Day wouldn't be complete without a few Dad Jokes:
"Why don't eggs tell jokes? They'd crack each other up."
"Why can't the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired."
"What did the one hat say to the other? Stay here! I'm going on ahead."
I also hope today we can take a moment and reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth (June 19th). Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of the General Order No. 3 by the Union Army geneneral Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 proclaiming freedom for enslaved
people in Texas.
Enjoy this day and all of the reasons to celebrate!