We have Father’s Day thanks to a Spokane woman. Sanora Dodd wanted a day to honor her father, a widower who had raised six children. That was over a hundred years ago but unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day took a while to catch on. It didn’t become a nationally recognized celebration until 1966 and that recognition didn’t become permanent until 1972.
There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States and about 2 million of them are single fathers.
I picked up this piece of advice the other day: For special days, never buy a woman something that can be plugged in and for a man, buy anything that can be plugged in.