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How did Father's Day come about? What are some ways you can honor your dad, stepdad
Nashville, Ark. – This weekend Americans will be celebrating Father’s Day. Have you
ever thought about how this special day to honor dad came about? In 1914, President
Woodrow Wilson decreed Mother’s Day as a national holiday. However, it was not until
1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the
third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.
Even today, more Mother’s Day cards are sold than Father’s Day cards,
and our nation’s phone lines are busier on the second Sunday in May than on the third
Sunday in June. While mothers deserve all the tribute and attention they receive,
maybe we could do a better job expressing our love and appreciation to our fathers.
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began
in 1909, before Mother’s Day was formally established as a national holiday. While
listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in Spokane, Washington, Sonora Dodd decided that
there should also be a special day honoring fathers.
Mrs. Dodd wanted a day set aside to recognize her father. A Civil War
veteran, her father was widowed when his wife (Sonora’s mother) died in childbirth
with their sixth child. Living on a rural farm in eastern Washington State, he raised
his newborn and five other children on his own.
After growing into adulthood, Sonora realized how courageous and selfless
her father had been in raising his children as a single parent. So on June 19, 1910,
the first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington. At about the same time,
other cities and towns across America started to set aside a special day to honor
fathers. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of Father’s Day, though
it was President Johnson who officially established the national holiday some 42 years
Father’s Day is not just a time for honoring our biological fathers. It
is also a time for recognizing our grandfathers and those special uncles and older
friends who often play important fathering roles in our lives.
Stepfathers are a prominent and vital part of today’s American family,
and their role is often a particularly challenging one. Being a good stepfather takes
courage and an abundance of skill. If you have a stepdad, make Father’s Day an occasion
for expressing your admiration and gratitude. If you have a good friend who is a stepfather,
remember him also with a phone call or note.
As with so many of our major holidays, we have a tendency to over-commercialize
Father’s Day. Often the best Father’s Day gifts cost little or no money. Here are
Whatever you decide to do special for your dad, be sure to write down the memories
you make in a journal. Journaling is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself
and future generations. Journals help us stay connected. For more information on journaling
or parenting, contact the Howard County Extension Office at 870-845-7517 or visit
our office located on the second floor of the courthouse or visit our website at www.uaex.uada.edu and click on Families and Consumers.
This recipe is one that all dads will love! While it has several ingredients,
mainly spices, it is very quick to prepare. Great for summertime suppers!
1 pound beef sirloin, cut into thin 2-inch strips
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon dried basil
3 Tablespoons oil
1 onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, julienned
3 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
4 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise
Place the beef in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper,
paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, marjoram and basil. Sprinkle
Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté beef to
desired doneness and remove from pan. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet, and sauté
the onion and green pepper.
Preheat oven on broiler setting. Divide the meat between the bottoms of
4 rolls, layer with onion and green pepper, then top with sliced cheese. Place on
cookie sheet, and broil until cheese is melted. Cover with tops of rolls, and serve.
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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