Father’s Day


Just a reminder to you all that Father’s day will be celebrated on the 20th of June 2010 (this week Sunday).

Here are some Father’s Day Quotes:

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” Charles Wadsworth

“A father is a fellow who has replaced the currency in his wallet with the snapshots of his kids.” Anonymous

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” William Shakespeare

“A father is a banker provided by nature.” Anonymous

“One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father” George Herbert

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house” Paul Lewis

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” Clarence B. Kelland

“And my dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father.” Angelina Jolie

Several people are credited for furthering the cause of Father’s Day. The greatest credit for this is awarded to Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, a daughter from Spokane, Washington in the United States. She is widely recognized as the founder of the Father’s Day Festival. The inception of this took place in her mind. She heard a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909 and began to recognize the hardships her father must have gone through while bringing up his 6 children alone. Her mother had died during childbirth when she was young. Her father, William Jackson Smart, a US Civil War veteran, raised 6 children including a newborn baby on his own. Ms Dodd asked “If there is a day to recognize mothers then why is not there a day to honour fathers?” She was laughed at by the general public. The laughter did not stop her, she starting lobbying for Father’s Day. Ms Dodd’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on 19 June 1910. A National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City in 1926. In 1956, Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of the US Congress. The celebration of Father’s day was inaugurated to compliment Mother’s Day, in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting and to honor and commemorate one’s fathers and forefathers.

Here are some ideas for some Father’s Day gifts:

On this day, honor your father, thank him for his support, guidance and sacrifice over the years. Give him a gift or treat him for a Sunday lunch at his favourite restaurant.

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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