We have Sonora Louise Smart Dodd to thank for creating the tradition of celebrating Father’s Day. The idea came to her while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
She wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart. Her dad, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. He raised his children all by himself on a rural farm in the state of Washington.
celebrated, but it was not made an official national holiday until 1972.
A Father’s Life
A father’s life is cluttered
With tools and nails and stuff.
He works with them each day.
He’s very rough and tough.
A father’s child is special
No matter what the gender.
He plays with them each day
He’s very sweet and tender.
This post is a small excerpt from my book, Fun Through the Seasons.
I don't know if my husband is a descendent of Sonora or not, but I'd like to think that he might be.
I'm wishing all my readers a wonderful day and hope you have a nice time celebrating with your family.
My father is gone now and I miss him very much.
But he will always be alive in my heart.
I don't know who tried to enhance this picture with color.
But, I'm innocent until proven guilty.
Maybe I was meant to be an illustrator, too.