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

Written by Ron Kimball

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

According torepparttar 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 realizedrepparttar 125592 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 proclaimedrepparttar 125593 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 him!

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


Written by Sharon Dalton Williams

Every morning I start my day with some quiet time in my office. I have a nice comfy recliner I curl up in with my cup of coffee. My chair facesrepparttar window to east, so every morning I get to watchrepparttar 125591 day dawn.

Some mornings I am there so early thatrepparttar 125592 sun hasn't risen yet. I enjoy watchingrepparttar 125593 stars twinkle inrepparttar 125594 pre-dawn. Slowlyrepparttar 125595 sun begins to rise, and light begins to push backrepparttar 125596 darkness. The process is fascinating.

Some mornings I am treated to a spectacular sunrise scene. The colors bouncing offrepparttar 125597 nearby clouds give me a pleasing light show. I watchrepparttar 125598 colors change from pink to purple to orange to yellow.

Other mornings it's stormy outside, and all I see are storm clouds angrily racing acrossrepparttar 125599 sky. There's magnificence inrepparttar 125600 power ofrepparttar 125601 storm as it marches through affecting everything around.

And then there arerepparttar 125602 mornings where nothing particularly spectacular is going on. The sky is clear, and asrepparttar 125603 sun rises, it quietly bursts forth ontorepparttar 125604 scene lightingrepparttar 125605 earth.

I sat there in my quiet chair enjoyingrepparttar 125606 view outside my window recently and realized how blessed I am to look outrepparttar 125607 same window and see so many different skies. Each sky, so very different, has its own intrinsic beauty. The skies don't try to look like each other. They don't try to be anything they are not. They are different, and they are beautiful.

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