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Helping You To Build Your  Business, To Keep In Touch And Enjoy Life June 2011
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Father's Day June 19
The Lighter Side


Hank's Thought of The Day

HJ Head Outdoors


On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.





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We take many things for granted these days, including Mother's Day and Father's Day. But do you know how one of them got started? It might surprise you.


The Rocky Road to Father's Day


National Father's Day originated in Spokane Washington in June 1910 -- more than a hundred years ago. It was proposed as a special day one Sunday afternoon by Sonora Dodd after she attended a church memorial service honoring mothers. She wanted to honor her own father. Her Methodist Episcopal church adopted it as a day of remembrance for all fathers. However, a Father's Day holiday was not easily accepted across the nation. The idea was often met with laughter. It was the target of much satire, derision and  jokes in newspapers.  


Failure After Failure In Congress


A bill to recognize it as national holiday was introduced in Congress three years after the Spokane church adopted it, but the bill failed to pass. President Woodrow Wilson campaigned in Spokane at a Father's Day celebration in 1916 to make it official, but Congress resisted again, fearing that it would become commercialized. President Coolidge proposed in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but was ignored.


Margaret Chase Smith
Senator Smith

Finally, in 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal sharply accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers.  Almost ten years later  President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. After 62 years of uphill struggle, the day was made a permanent national holiday by President Nixon, who signed it into law in 1972.  

Cat with RoseOn The Lighter Side


Only 68 of 200 Anglican priests polled could name all Ten Commandments, but half said they believed in space aliens.

He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.

Seen In the Church Bulletin:

"The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning."

"For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs."

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It's not wise to issue a post-dated check on a failing bank.

It's always darkest before dawn, so if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

A book is a brochure that will never be thrown away.





Life is short -- break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and above all always keep smiling.