Father’s Day: Memories with Dad

Posted June 12, 2014 by Amanda | 3 Comments

This Sunday, June 15, the U.S. celebrates Father’s Day in honor of fathers, grandfathers and other paternal figures in our lives. Throughout the country, families take advantage of the approaching summer weather by celebrating with outdoor activities and barbecues.

Inspired by Mother’s Day, the popular holiday to honor motherhood, Father’s Day was celebrated for decades before officially being recognized as a federal holiday. In 1910 Spokane, Washington, Sonora Smart Dodd sought to honor her father with a special day to recognize his sacrifice and hard work. As as single parent, her father had raised Sonora and her five siblings himself after her mother died during childbirth. Although she insisted the day be celebrated on her father’s birthday in June, when the holiday was federally adopted in 1972, it was established that the day of celebration would be observed on the third Sunday of June.

In honor of this Father’s Day, we want to hear some of your best memories with your dad.

Was your dad a multitasker?

Did he help you with your favorite hobbies?

Perhaps he taught you to do the chores.

What are your favorite memories with your dad? Share it with us on Facebook or in the comments below!


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  • Chad Woodburn

    My dad was the ideal I aspired to become. And when I got married, he was my best man. He was at Pearl Harbor, he commanded thousands, but to me he was “Daddy.” He’s been gone almost 37 years, and I’m older now than he was when he died. But he is still “Daddy” to me. I was so blessed to have him as my dad. So I put together a 4 minute tribute to him and posted it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKkR9qNRBvI

    • geniblog

      That’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • E Walter Smith

    Submit your favorite Father/Daughter pictures for the new “Little Girl” video! http://ewaltersmith.com/index.php/e-music/all-music/singles/little-girl