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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

The Story of Father’s Day • Father’s Day, contrary to what some people might

The Story of Father’s Day • Father’s Day, contrary to what some people might think, was not established as a holiday to help greeting card manufacturers sell more cards. • Mrs. John B. Dodd first proposed the idea of a “father’s day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honour her father, William Smart. • William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. • Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent.

The Story of Father’s Day • The first Father’s Day was observed on June

The Story of Father’s Day • The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd chose June 19 as the day to celebrate Father’s Day because that was her father’s birthday. • Around the same time, other people in various towns and cities across America were also beginning to celebrate a “father’s day”. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. • In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, but it wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made Father’s Day a permanent holiday celebrated on the third Sunday in June.

The Story of Father’s Day • Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday

The Story of Father’s Day • Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. It came into general use in 1934. It has become a day to honour fathers and all men who act as father figures. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honoured on Father’s Day.

Fathers Know Best • What is the best fatherly advice you have ever received

Fathers Know Best • What is the best fatherly advice you have ever received or given? • What do you think of the following fatherly advice?

 • Do not run after money. Have enough money to lead a decent

• Do not run after money. Have enough money to lead a decent life, but more importantly, enjoy life and live happily, as you live only once. • Say “thank you” a lot. Also, say “please” a lot. • Treat everyone you meet as you want to be treated. • Don’t waste time learning the “tricks of the trade. ” Instead, learn the trade. • Admit your mistakes. • Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

 • Use credit cards only for convenience, never for credit. • Learn to

• Use credit cards only for convenience, never for credit. • Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. • Never deprive someone of hope. It might be all he or she has. • Pray not for things but for wisdom and courage. • Never take action when you are angry. • Enter a room with purpose and confidence. • Never pay for work before it’s completed. • Be willing to lose a battle in order to win the war. • When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail.

 • Don’t agree to do too many things at once. Learn to say

• Don’t agree to do too many things at once. Learn to say no politely and quickly. • Never underestimate the power of forgiveness. • Instead of using the word “problem, ” try substituting the word “opportunity. ” • When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the things you did. • Don’t procrastinate. Do what needs doing when it needs to be done.

 • Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his deathbed, “Gee,

• Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his deathbed, “Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office. ” • Fill up the gas tank if you want to drive the car. • Never walk out on a quarrel with your wife. • Phone your mother.

Father’s Day Trivia

Father’s Day Trivia

In what year was the first Father’s Day celebrated? A) 1900 B) 1910 C)

In what year was the first Father’s Day celebrated? A) 1900 B) 1910 C) 1920 D) 1930

Who was first given the title “Father of His Country”? A) Paul Revere B)

Who was first given the title “Father of His Country”? A) Paul Revere B) George Washington C) Emperor Augustus D) Julius Caesar

Who proposed the idea of a Father’s Day? A) Sonora Dodd B) Anne Jarvis

Who proposed the idea of a Father’s Day? A) Sonora Dodd B) Anne Jarvis C) Ronald Reagan D) Harriet Beecher Stowe

Father’s Day is celebrated on: A) The first Sunday in June B) The second

Father’s Day is celebrated on: A) The first Sunday in June B) The second Sunday in May C) The third Sunday in June D) The third Sunday in May

Who played Ward Cleaver on the television show Leave It To Beaver? A) Harrison

Who played Ward Cleaver on the television show Leave It To Beaver? A) Harrison Ford B) Michael Landon C) Robert Redford D) Hugh Beaumont

True or False? The number of “stay at home dads” has declined in the

True or False? The number of “stay at home dads” has declined in the last 15 years. FALSE. The number has nearly doubled. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of stay-at-home dads rose from approximately 1. 1 million in 1989 to approximately 2 million in 2014.

What was the name of Little Orphan Annie’s adopted father? Daddy Warbucks

What was the name of Little Orphan Annie’s adopted father? Daddy Warbucks

Who played the fathers in the original Father of the Bride and in the

Who played the fathers in the original Father of the Bride and in the 1991 remake? A) Bing Crosby and Martin Sheen B) Gene Kelly and Harrison Ford C) Frank Sinatra and Arnold Schwarzenegger D) Spencer Tracy and Steve Martin

Who played father Mike Brady in the 1960’s sitcom The Brady Bunch? A) Henry

Who played father Mike Brady in the 1960’s sitcom The Brady Bunch? A) Henry Fonda B) Pernell Roberts C) Robert Reed D) Tim Allen

What is the only male animal that carries its unborn young? A) Seahorse B)

What is the only male animal that carries its unborn young? A) Seahorse B) Dog C) Horse D) Duck

What character did A. A. Milne create for his son Christopher Robin? A) Ebenezer

What character did A. A. Milne create for his son Christopher Robin? A) Ebenezer Scrooge B) The Grinch C) The Velveteen Rabbit D) Winnie the Pooh

Who is considered “The Father of Evolution”? A) Charles Darwin B) Galileo C) Isaac

Who is considered “The Father of Evolution”? A) Charles Darwin B) Galileo C) Isaac Newton D) Albert Einstein

Who was Scout’s father in To Kill a Mockingbird? A) Bob Cratchit B) Perry

Who was Scout’s father in To Kill a Mockingbird? A) Bob Cratchit B) Perry Mason C) Atticus Finch D) Don Corleone

True or False? Danny Thomas played the father in Make Room for Daddy. TRUE.

True or False? Danny Thomas played the father in Make Room for Daddy. TRUE. Make Room for Daddy aired from 1953 to 1965. Marjorie Lord also starred.

“Dadisms” • Dadisms are dad’s favourite lines said in typical style and tone to

“Dadisms” • Dadisms are dad’s favourite lines said in typical style and tone to teach us the basics in life. Dadisms go a long way to teach us invaluable lessons. • We might not have liked taking this advice from dad as a kid, but quite ironically we tend to use the same lines with our own children.

 • • • • • “Father knows best!” “When I was young I

• • • • • “Father knows best!” “When I was young I had to…” “Don’t tell your mother. . ” “Stand up and take it like a man!” “If I talked to my father like you talk to me…” “If your friend jumped off the bridge, would you jump too? ” “Not while you’re living under my roof. ” “Don’t do as I do. Do as I say!” “Do it once. Do it right. ” “No you can’t borrow the car tonight. ” “You can fly to the moon if you throw enough money at it. ” “You’re so lucky to have nice toys, when I was a kid we played with a 2 x 4. ” “Don’t ask me. Ask your mother. ” “This is your last warning. ” “Am I talking to a brick wall? ” “When I was your age…” “I was not sleeping. I was just resting my eyes. ” “You didn’t beat me. I let you win. ” “I’ll tell you why. Because I said so. That’s why. ” “What do you think I am, a bank? ”

Name That Father What celebration falls on the third Sunday in June? Father’s Day

Name That Father What celebration falls on the third Sunday in June? Father’s Day

Name That Father What was a popular name for President Lincoln? Father Abraham

Name That Father What was a popular name for President Lincoln? Father Abraham

Name That Father What U. S. President is known as “Father of our Country”?

Name That Father What U. S. President is known as “Father of our Country”? George Washington

Name That Father What TV series starred Robert Young and Jane Wyatt? Father Knows

Name That Father What TV series starred Robert Young and Jane Wyatt? Father Knows Best

Name That Father What is the British name for Claus? Father Christmas Santa

Name That Father What is the British name for Claus? Father Christmas Santa

Name That Father What do you call the father of your spouse? Father-in-law

Name That Father What do you call the father of your spouse? Father-in-law

Name That Father Who was the founder of Town”? Father Flannigan “Boys

Name That Father Who was the founder of Town”? Father Flannigan “Boys

Name That Father A person, often of influence, who serves as an emotional substitute

Name That Father A person, often of influence, who serves as an emotional substitute for a father is called a…. Father figure

Name That Father The name for one’s native land. Fatherland

Name That Father The name for one’s native land. Fatherland

Name That Father This father had a TV mystery series from 1987 to 1991.

Name That Father This father had a TV mystery series from 1987 to 1991. Father Dowling. The show starred Tom Bosley as Father Frank Dowling.

Name That Father Who is considered the Father of Modern Astronomy? Galileo

Name That Father Who is considered the Father of Modern Astronomy? Galileo

Name That Father Who played the father in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life?

Name That Father Who played the father in Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life? Jimmy Stewart

Name That Father What is the name given to the old man who carries

Name That Father What is the name given to the old man who carries a scythe and an hourglass? Father Time

Name That Father The Fathers of Aviation are… The Wright Brothers

Name That Father The Fathers of Aviation are… The Wright Brothers

Name That Father Who is considered the Father of Modern Medicine? Hippocrates

Name That Father Who is considered the Father of Modern Medicine? Hippocrates

Name That Father Who is usually given the title of Father of the Symphony?

Name That Father Who is usually given the title of Father of the Symphony? Franz Haydn. Also, sometimes called the Father of the Modern Orchestra.

Name That Father Who is often called the Father of the American Navy? John

Name That Father Who is often called the Father of the American Navy? John Paul Jones

Name That Father This 1950 hit movie starred Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy. Father

Name That Father This 1950 hit movie starred Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy. Father of the Bride. The movie was remade in 1991 starring Steve Martin.

Name That Father What word means showing the tenderness or affection of a father?

Name That Father What word means showing the tenderness or affection of a father? Fatherly

Name That Father Who is the male parent of a daughter getting married? Father

Name That Father Who is the male parent of a daughter getting married? Father of the bride

Father Humour Poor Preacher • After the church service a little boy told the

Father Humour Poor Preacher • After the church service a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money. ” • “Well, thank you, ” the pastor replied, “but why? ” • “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had. ”

Father Humour New and Improved • The little girl was sitting in her grandfather’s

Father Humour New and Improved • The little girl was sitting in her grandfather’s lap as he read her a story. From time to time, she would take her eye’s off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. By and by she was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. • Finally she spoke, “Granddaddy, did God make you? ” • “Yes, sweetheart” he answered, “God made me a long time ago. ” • “Oh, she said, ” then “Granddaddy, did God make me, too? ” • “Yes, indeed honey” he assured her. “God made you just a little while ago. ” • “Oh, ” she said. Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, “God’s getting better at it now isn’t he? ”

Father Humour Penny Trick • After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed

Father Humour Penny Trick • After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed one night, his parents heard sobbing coming from his room. • Rushing back in, they found him crying hysterically. He managed to tell them that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking was helping. • His father, in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from Sammy’s ear. Sammy was delighted. • In a flash, he snatched it from his father’s hand, swallowed it and then cheerfully demanded, “Do it again, dad!”

Father Humour Setting the Table • Little Susan was mother’s helper. She helped set

Father Humour Setting the Table • Little Susan was mother’s helper. She helped set the table when guests were due for dinner. Presently, everything was on, the guest came in, and everyone sat down. Then mother noticed something was missing. • “Susan, ” she said. “You didn’t put a knife and fork at Mr. Smith’s place. ” • “I thought he wouldn’t need them, ” explained Susan. • “Daddy says he always eats like a horse!”

Logical Father’s Day Gifts • Four teenagers (Billy, Jeff, Shaun and Evan) went shopping

Logical Father’s Day Gifts • Four teenagers (Billy, Jeff, Shaun and Evan) went shopping for Father’s Day gifts (T-shirt, fishing pole, coffee mug, and baseball cap). Each boy bought a different gift for his father. The fathers’ names were Joe, Dave, Jim and Bob. From the clues, determine who is the father of each teenager and which gift the teenager brought.

Logical Father’s Day Gifts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Jeff did

Logical Father’s Day Gifts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Jeff did not buy his father a coffee mug. Dave’s son knew he wouldn’t wear a baseball cap. Evan bought his father Dave a gift for the outdoors. Jeff and Billy did not buy a fishing pole. Shaun and Jim are not related. Shaun’s father loves coffee. The T-shirt was a gift for Bob. Billy did not buy a baseball cap. Tip: Put checkmarks and minus signs in the boxes. You should end up with two checkmarks under each teenager’s name – one next to his father’s name and one next to a gift.

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Billy Joe Dave Jim Bob T-shirt Coffee mug Baseball cap

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Billy Joe Dave Jim Bob T-shirt Coffee mug Baseball cap Fishing pole Jeff Shaun Evan

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution • • What do we know right off the

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution • • What do we know right off the bat? According to clue #3, Evan’s father is Dave and Evan bought his father a gift for the outdoors. According to clue #2, Evan’s father would not wear a baseball cap, and according to clue #7, Bob got the t-shirt. Also, Shaun’s father loves coffee as noted in clue #6. Therefore, Shaun must have bought a coffee mug. That leaves the fishing pole for Evan’s father, Dave. According to clue #5, Shaun and Jim are not related. Shaun and Bob can’t be related either because Shaun bought a coffee mug and Bob received a t-shirt. The only father left for Shaun is Joe. According to clue #8, Billy did not buy his father a baseball cap. Since it was already established that Shaun bought the coffee mug and Evan bought the fishing pole, Billy must have bought the t-shirt for his father, Bob. Therefore, Jeff, the only teenager left bought the baseball cap. It has been established that Evan’s father is Dave, Shaun’s father is Joe and Billy’s father is Bob; therefore, Jim must be Jeff’s father.

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution Billy Jeff Joe Shaun ✔ Dave ✔ Jim ✔

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution Billy Jeff Joe Shaun ✔ Dave ✔ Jim ✔ Bob ✔ T-shirt ✔ Coffee mug Baseball cap Fishing pole Evan ✔ ✔ ✔

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution • Billy bought the T-shirt for his father, Bob.

Logical Father’s Day Gifts Solution • Billy bought the T-shirt for his father, Bob. • Evan bought his father, Dave, a fishing pole. • Jeff bought the baseball cap for his father, Jim. • Shaun bought the coffee mug for his father, Joe.

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