To this day I still hold both my Mother and Father close to my heart.
There are many times, in fact that I consciously look heavenward to thank my Dad for teaching me something. Be it ever so simple as using an old pipe to become the casing for a stop on a garden gate.
Yup no going to the Hardware store, he taught me to improvise and essentially think outside the box! Now as I see it that is one heck of a Tribute.
My Sweetie also possesses a number of those qualities…must be ONE of the reasons I was attracted to him.
So Happy Fathers Day to the Father of my Children and to my Dad as he looks down upon us here.
I might add, My Daddy was ornery, must have rubbed off on me… ;)
I sure remember Mom getting upset with him from time to time…looking back it was a loving upset.
In the United States, the first modern Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia or on June 19th of the same year, in the state of Washington. Today, Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June.
In West Virginia, it was first celebrated as a church service at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton, who is believed to have suggested the service to the pastor, is believed to have been inspired to celebrate fathers after the deadly mine explosion in nearby Monongah the prior December. This explosion killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent immigrants to the United States from Italy. Another possible inspiration for the service was Mothers' Day, which had been celebrated for the first time two months prior in Grafton, West Virginia, a town about 15 miles (24 km) away.