This one goes out to all of the fathers out there... including myself!
I read where Father’s Day was created way back in 1909 which is before any commercial greeting card companies existed… I assumed the greeting card or flower industry created Father’s Day so they could increase their sales at this time of year.
Sonora Smart Dodd is the brainchild behind Father’s Day when she was grown and married. Her mother had died while giving birth to her and her dad raised her and her four siblings on his own. You have to remember that back then most widowed fathers would have given their offspring to other relatives to raise.
Spokane Washington held the first Father’s Day observance the following year. By 1924, the custom had spread throughout the country, and Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential proclamation in support of Father’s Day. President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day permanent in 1972, nearly 60 years later, when he requested that Congress pass a joint resolution making the third Sunday in June a National Day of observance in honor of fathers everywhere.
Here are some tips for a great Father’s Day.
1. Breakfast in bed
2. No ties please…
3. A handwritten gift certificate for a future event to share some time together
4. Create a scrapbook commemorating “Life With Father” over the past year
5. Put off the Maytag Neptune repair until next week
6. Your special ideas…
See http://www.neptunewaxmotor.com/ for details on repairing your Neptune front loader washer.
I just updated the http://www.neptunebearing.com/ website with a free Neptune bearing replacement video you can watch. In addition, I offer the special Neptune bearing puller / installer called the Tony Tool for rent to dramatically reduce the time it takes to replace your bearings. The bearing job takes about 1 to 1.5 hours using the Tony Tool. Check it out tomorrow since it is Father’s Day…