Good morning friends. I don’t know what it is but today I feel no sadness. I feel good inside. My wish is that it remains for all days, or most of all days. I know, from all the education I have received from friends on here that I shall cherish today and understand if tomorrow has changed.
Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there. An extra hug for those who play both parts of being the mom and the dad. If my dad was here we would be most likely expecting vanilla flavored home-made ice-cream for an evening treat.
Mom may have gotten him a pair of new plaid shorts and a matching short-sleeved shirt. Us kids probably made him a card and told him, ” We love you dad.”
For all dads who are sitting around the big, decorated table in heaven, lift your glass allowing me to know that I sent you the biggest hug this morning when I woke up. You may be in the presence of our heavenly Father but you will live forever in my heart.
How or when did Father’s Day begin?
History of Father’s Day
History of Father’s Day Festival as seen today is not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work and struggle of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington that just as we have set aside Mother’s Day to honor mothers we have a day to acknowledge the important role played by the father. However, some scholars opine that Father’s Day history is much older than we actually believe it to be. They say that the custom of honoring dad’s on a special day is over 4,000 years old. There are a few more claims about the Father’s Day origin about which we will learn in this page.
Earliest History of Father’s Day
History of Father’s Day in US
The idea of Father’s Day celebration originated in Sonora’s mind when she per chance listened to Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Fairly mature at the age 27, Sonora pondered if there is a day to honor mother then why not for father? Sonora felt strongly for fathers because of the affection she received from her own father Mr William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran. Sonora’s mother died while childbirth when she was just 16. Mr Smart raised the newborn and five other children with love and care.
Inspired by Ms Anna Jarvis’s struggle to promote Mother’s Day, Ms Dodd began a rigorous campaign to celebrate Father’s Day in US. The Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) supported Sonora’s cause. As a result Spokane celebrated its first Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. Though there was initial hesitation the idea gained gradual popularity all over US and Fathers Day came to be celebrated in cities across the country.
Looking at the heightened popularity of Father’s Day in US, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea in 1916. President Calvin Coolidge too supported the idea of a national Father’s Day in 1924 to, “establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations”. After a protracted struggle of over four decades, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in 1966. Then in 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Sonora Smart Dodd was honored for her contribution at the World’s Fair in Spokane in 1974. Mrs. Dodd died in 1978 at age 96.
Other Theories of Fathers Day Origin
Present Day Celebrations
My father’s recipe for home-made vanilla ice-cream
|BEST HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM|
2 1/4 c. sugar
2 cans evaporated milk
5 c. whole milk
4 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can Eagle Brand milk
3 3/4 c. sugar
3 cans evaporated milk
1/2 gallon milk
6 3/4 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. salt
1 can Eagle Brand milk
Beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar gradually. Beat until stiff. Add remaining and mix extremely well. Pour into ice cream freezer and freeze using rock salt and ice. Great with homemade hot fudge sauce.
HOMEMADE HOT FUDGE SAUCE:
1 tbsp. butter
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/3 c. boiling water
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. white Karo corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
Melt butter in saucepan. Add chocolate and stir over low heat until melted. Add boiling water slowly, stirring constantly and bring to a boil. Add sugar and corn syrup, stir until dissolved. Simmer 5 minutes, watch carefully, then add vanilla and salt; mix well. Makes 1 cup.Great over homemade ice cream.
Note: Use regular size cans 12-15 oz.