Father’s day often gets forgotten but fathers need to be thanked too.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. – Jim Valvano
That quote sums it up for me and my father. I knew he believed in me.
The idea for Father’s day began when Sonora Dodd, of Washington while she was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart who was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. He his newborn baby and his other five children by himself on a farm.
Sonora, as an adult, realized the selflessness of her father raising his children as a single parent making all the parental sacrifices. Her father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
Later in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day but is was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
This is an old photo of me and Dad.