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Sunday, June 15, 2014

No ties for Dad; take him fishing or for a picnic at an area state or county park

Dad will remember time with kids more than an ugly tie.

People survey everything these days. Most make one scratch the head and wonder why. Usually the finding was obvious before the study ever started.
Supposedly, someone did a study about what Dad wants for Father’s Day. Again, it didn’t take rocket science to determine the result.
Dad doesn’t want a new tie or socks.
What most dads want is to spend time with their offspring, if possible, and if they can’t get together for  fishing, a cookout, or some other family activity. They would like to hear from the kids with maybe a commitment to get together when the opportunity presents itself.
When giving some thought to Father’s Day, I came across several quotes that seemed worth passing along as this year’s day approaches.
Former baseball slugger Harmon Killebrew had an interesting quote. He said his father used to play with him and his brother in the yard. His mother would come outside and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  He said his Dad would reply, “We’re not raising grass. We’re raising boys.”
One of my all-time favorite comedians, Bill Cosby once said, “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”
Some unknown wit reportedly added, “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”
Although it it is not certain who the author of the following quote was, but Mark Twain often gets the credit.
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”
Father’s Day today often is about gifts. People think they need to buy Dad something expensive or special; then, take him to a nice restaurant for dinner. 
That’s OK, but Father’s Day should be about creating memories. If possible, spend time with Dad. A cookout, a dinner, a trip to the creek or lake shore for bluegill just might create a special memory.

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