Father's Day is June 21st
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 America 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.
Humorous Jokes on Dads
Mass for your Dad on Father's Day
Father's Day is a great day to send Italian cookies to your dad and grandpa or even a favorite uncle.
THIS MONTH'S COOKIE RECIPE
Honey Cookies from Sardinia
DID YOU KNOW?
The tone of the voice, the body language, and the excited use of hands and arms loudly and clearly carries the message of "Hey, you! Don't mess with me!"
The expression is also used jokingly with friends to poke fun at them and to be forgiven for silly behavior.
The person under attack may not ignore the verbal explosion and may quickly reply, "Ma chi si crede di essere!" (Who do you think you are! [mah key see crAY-deh dee EHs-seh-reh]). There will be a crisscross firing of the expression Ma lei non sa chi sono io! that will bring about the most colorful display of hand gestures, which may attract the attention of passersby. The verbal dispute usually ends with a handshake because both parties realize that they are trying to bluff the opponent with a fictitious show of strength.
Till next time - have happy days.
Arrivederci - Dio ti benedica