To all you dads out there, I wish you a “Happy Father’s Day!”
Today is a day for celebrating the paternal role of the usually grumpy old git in the corner (at least that describes me for quite a lot of the time, as I age).
A quick check on wikipedia tells me that, although Father’s Day was first held in 1910 in Spokane, Washington, it wasn’t until 1966 that the third Sunday in June became officially recognized in the US as Father’s Day. I’m guessing this is one of the very few times that celebration and honoring of women actually preceded that of men, in this case by many decades!
Anyhow, it’s with us now and is a time to give a bit of thought to our dads and for those of us who are dads to also reflect on how lucky we are to have children to share our lives with!
So, cheers fellas and have a good one!
The graininess of the photo makes it enticing. Is the original photo that way, or is it just a function of putting it on a web page?
The original is quite small (2″ square) and grainy. Shot taken in the mid 60s…