Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:52:15 AM
 




Father’s Day, 3rd Sunday in June. The idea for creating a day for children to honour their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Having been raised by her father, Henry Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's 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.

In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died. Though I may not often mention, just how much I really care,
Or say how dear you are to me, the feeling's always there.
For I think you're a special dad, a very fine one, too,
And I want you to have everything that means the most to you!
 
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Thank you for being the kind of dad
who cared and who knew what to do.


For guidance given and wisdom shared,
For special ways you've shown you cared,
For family times so treasured still...
I love you, Dad, and always will.
 
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Thank you for being the kind of dad
who cared and who knew what to do,
To bring up children and provide loving memories
to treasure a whole lifetime through.
 
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Of all the nice dads everywhere, And there are quite a few,
Just bet the very nicest and the dearest one is You.
 
It isn't any secret... No daddy, near or far,
Could ever even try to be as special as you are.


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Sometimes it's hard to know what to do
and life seems so difficult and confusing.
But always, Dad, You are there for me...
showing me what is good and right,
helping me make the best decisions,
teaching me by your loving example
and strong, never-ending faith...
And, Dad, I just wanted you to know
how much I admire and respect you,
and how lucky I feel to have a father
who is such a good and caring man.
 
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Of all the daddies in the world,
You're the dearest and the best...
That's why you're wished the kind of day
That makes you the happiest.
 
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There's a place in my heart especially for you, filled with memories.
I'll cherish forever... memories of how much
I loved being your little girl and treasured our time spent together.
Though the years have gone by, I still feel the same way,
and I value the closeness we share...
There's a place in my heart especially for you,
filled with love that will always be there.
 
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Dads are the greatest.
Dads know it all.
Dads never need directions.
Dads wear giant clothes.
Dads aren't afraid of anybody.
Dads growl mighty growls.
Dads are bristly on the outside and soft on the inside.
Dads are proud and patient teachers.
Dads play to let you win.
Dads clap first and loudest.
Dads believe in you all the way.
 
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Are other daddies great as you?
Well, maybe one or two are...
But one thing's certain...
none of them
Are loved as much as you are.
 
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You're very wise and wonderful,
you're nice and special, too,
And so I hope when I grow up
that I'll be just like you.
 
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If kids could choose their daddies,
The first thing I would do
Would be to say you're taken...
Or else they'd all pick you.
 
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Do the things that you enjoy,
Enjoy the things you do,
And have the kind of Father's Day
That's happy all day through.
 
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You're someone very special, someone very dear,
Someone I'm more grateful for with every passing year.
 
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I'll never forget all the times we've spent together...
The talks we've had, the ways you've helped me,
The things I've learned from your wisdom and experience...
My times with you have been some of the most special moments I can remember...
and I'm proud that one of the most important influences in my life
has been a man as wonderful and caring as you.
 
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When I've needed a friend to just understand,
You've been there to listen or give me a hand.
When I've needed the time to work something through,
You've let me discover things you always knew...
Whenever I've needed you, you've always been there
To guide, to encourage, to help out and care.
 
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When I needed support, you gave me strength.
When I needed guidance, you offered advice.
When I needed a friend, you held out your hand.
Thank you for always being there.
 
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Thank you for always giving me
enough discipline to in still a strong set of values,
enough freedom to find my own inner wisdom,
enough encouragement to take on the world...
and enough love to last a lifetime.
 
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Although you're such a special dad
with thoughtful, caring ways,
Somehow it's all too seldom that you get your share of praise...
That's why it's so important, when Father's Day is here,
To remind you that you're loved a lot and wished the best all year.
 
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A FATHER 'S BLESSING
 
What shall I leave thee none can tell,?
But all shall say I wish thee well;
I wish thee, Vin, before all wealth,
Both bodily and ghostly health;
Nor too much wealth nor wit come to thee,
So much of either may undo thee.
I wish thee learning not for show,
Enough for to instruct and know;
Not such a gentleman require
To prate at table or at fire.
I wish thee all thy mother's graces,
Thy Father's fortunes and his places.
I wish thee friends, and one at Court,
Not to build on, but support;
To keep thee not in doing many
Oppressions, but from suffering any.
I wish thee peace in all thy ways,
Nor lazy nor contentious days;
And , when they soul and body part,
As innocent as now thou art.
 
by Richard Corbett.
 
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IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE A DAD AROUND THE HOUSE
 
Dads are special people
No home should be without one
For every family will agree
They're "SO NICE TO HAVE ABOUT'-
They are a happy mixture
Of a 'SMALL BOY' and 'MAN'
And they're very necessary
In every 'FAMILY PLAN'
Sometimes they're most demanding
And stern and firm and tough
But underneath they're as 'soft as silk'
For this is just a 'BLUFF'
But in any kind of trouble
Dad reaches out his hand,
And you can always count on him
To help and understand-
And while we do not praise Dad
As often as we should,
We love and admire him,
And whilst that's understood
It's only fair to emphasise
His importance and his worth-
For if there are no loving Dads
This would be a' LOVELESS EARTH'
 
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FATHERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE
 
Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should...
For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills...
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills...
And Father struggles daily
To live up to 'HIS IMAGE'
As protector and provider
And hero of the 'scrimmage'...
And perhaps this is the reason
We sometimes get the notion
That fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,
But you look inside Dad's heart,
Where no one else can see
You'll find he's sentimental
And as 'soft' as he can be...
But he's so busy every day
In the gruelling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife...
But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolades of praise
Or the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him and to bring them happiness...
And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
He's a guardian and a guide,
Someone we can count on
To be ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE
 
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HUSBANDS
 
This day that honours fathers
is a perfect time to say
That husbands wonderful as you
don't come along each day...
And here's another compliment
I'd really like to add...
It takes a truly special man
to make such a special dad.
 
Far more than you could ever know,
Far more than words can say,
You're on my mind and in my heart
Today and every day.
You fill my life with happiness,
You're all my dreams come true,
And there's no greater joy for me
Than just to be with you.
 
Because you've always done your best
To make my dreams come true,
Because you have a special part
In everything I do,
Because it makes me happy
Just to know that you are near,
I'd like to tell you once again
How much I love you, Dear.
 
I'm so glad I have you to share with
to laugh with, to dream with...
I'm so glad you're the special kind of man
that you are... tender, caring, understanding...
I'm so glad you and I are "US."
 
We've been together sharing happiness,
working out problems, building a life,
and I've loved you for being such a special man...
We've been together sharing parenthood...
the joys, the responsibilities, the plans...
and I love you for being such a very special dad.
 
A husband is the one person in the world
who is equally willing to share your secrets, your dreams,
your frustrations, and hopes."


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FOR DAD


God The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles flight,
The joy of a morning in Spring, The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need.
Then God combined these qualities. When there was nothing more to add
He knew His masterpiece was complete. And so He called it
.... Dad.


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HUSBAND
 
Far more than you could ever know,
Far more than words can say,
You're on my mind and in my heart
Today and every day.
You fill my life with happiness,
You're all my dreams come true,
And there's no greater joy for me
Than just to be with you.
Happy Father's Day Sweetheart!
 
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Because you've always done your best
To make my dreams come true,
Because you have a special part
In everything I do,
Because it makes me happy
Just to know that you are near,
I'd like to tell you once again
How much I love you, Dear.
Happy Father's Day My Love!
 
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A husband is the one person in the world who is equally willing
to share your secrets, your dreams, your frustration's, and hopes."
 
*****
 
I'm so glad I have you to share with
to laugh with, to dream with...
I'm so glad you're the special kind of man that you are...
tender, caring, understanding...
I'm so glad you and I are "US."
 
*****
 
We've been together sharing happiness,
working out problems, building a life,
and I've loved you for being such a special man...
We've been together sharing parenthood...
the joys, the responsibilities, the plans...
and I love you for being such a very special dad.