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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!

Just a little history for the day as well as wishing all the “Fathers” out there a very happy and wonderful day!!!

Father's Day started in the early 20th century in the United States to celebrate fatherhood and to complement Mother's Day. It was first celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd. She heard about Mother's Day in 1909 and told her pastor she thought fathers should have a similar holiday. Her father raised six children as a single parent. The local clergymen agreed to the idea and the first Father's Day sermon was given on June 19, 1910.


TexWisGirl said...

how very cool!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Quite right too!!! Hope your Sunday is sweet, Sylvia. YAM xx

John's Island said...

Hi Sylvia, That is some neat history! I would never have guessed that Father's Day originated here in the Pacific Northwest. That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!

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