Sonora Smart Dodd sat in church on Mother's Day in 1909, and didn't like what she heard.Read the entire Seattle Post-Intelligencer article here.
The Rev. Harry Rasmus was rambling on about the importance of mothers, but had nothing to say about fathers.
Dodd decided then that men like her father, William Smart - a widowed Civil War veteran who raised his six children on a farm - needed a similar holiday, and embarked on a lifelong quest to make it happen.
plez sez: i still remember my siblings (three older brothers and younger sister) and i getting up early on sunday morning and preparing breakfast in bed for my parents on Father's Day. in addition to breakfast in bed, he would usually be the recipient of a signed card, some cheap aftershave (like Brut or Old Spice), and a colorful necktie (which he would graciously wear to church).
now, i look forward to a home-made card from my daughter and a big kiss from my wife. last year, i received an XBOX 360 for Father's Day, which is a far cry from a bottle of Brut!
i know that we're not worthy of the love you have for your mother, but cherish your father... and make this a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!