Links to Fun and History - for Dad's Day!

Like most people, I bet you thought Father's
Day was started to sell greeting cards as a
compliment to Mother's Day.

According to the website I have listed below,
Father's Day was created by Mrs. John B. Dodd
of Washington. Apparently, she simply wanted
a day to honor her father.

It seems her dad was widowed when his wife,
passed away during chilbirth and left him
with 6 children to raise. When she became
an adult, Mrs. Dodd realized the strength
and caring of her father during those years.
It was her way of showing her appreciation
to him.

Father's Day was first celebrated in Spokane,
Washington on June 19, 1910. President Calvin
Coolidge recognized a national Father's Day
in 1924 but it wasn't until 1966 that President
Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the 3rd Sunday of June
as Father's Day.

Do you remember making a special gift for
you Dad for Father's Day? I remember tracing
a hunting knife around a piece of cardboard,
then cutting it out and coloring it just for

Here's a link that will take you to a site
to give kids ideas to make something a little
special for their Dads.

As a Dad myself, I'm always on the lookout for
ways to improve on being the best Dad I can be.
What I used to see as misunderstanding and mistakes
in my own Dad was just his way of getting through
the whole process unscathed!

Making mistakes is only a part of life and I now
realize that aspect of being a parent.

Here are some places you can go that can offer
some helpful tidbits of advice on being a better

Send Dad an animated online greeting card.
Make him feel appreciated.

Show your Dad that he's thought of other than
at times when you need a few bucks, the car keys,
or something fixed.

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