|A Letter From His Father |
by Claude Andrew Bail
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"
~ Lydia M. Child
- Some history states that the holiday originated with Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose father, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth.Father's Day.
- Other history states it was first observed in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton, who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster several months earlier in Monongah, West Virginia, on December 6, 1907.
- US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation.
- In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. In 1972 the day was made a permanent national holiday.
- Some observe the custom of wearing a red rose to indicate that one's father is living or a white rose to indicate that he is deceased.
Information courtesy of:
Father Frost - Russia
Juan Wearing a Monkey Skin – Philippines
The Miller, His Son and Their Donkey
Country Living.com – 31 East Father’s Day Crafts the Kids Can Make for Dad
DLTK.COM - Lots of things to make that special man smile on Father’s Day: Crafts, poems, printables, recipes and songs!
Parenting.com – 15 Hearty Recipes Kids Can Make Dad on Father’s
In the Kid’s Kitchen – Father’s Day Recipes Kids Can Make
A Father’s Day Story - If you would like to read a short, humorous story about my father, you will find it here.
Mother’s Day and Memories - My blog post for Mother’s Day filled with stories and more.
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Karen Chace 2011 ©
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