Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Un-Father's Day

I don't know where I picked it up, but somehow I decided that today is Father's Day. Except . . . it's not. Maybe it's all the talk of gifts-for-dad that is circulating the blogosphere and permeating my Google Reader, or maybe I'm just crazy. I think the latter is probably the blame. After all, I thought Christmas fell on December 24 until I reached middle school (at the earliest). In my defense, what kind of a number is 25 for the commemoration of Christ's birth? 24 works much better, in my opinion.

All that to say, Father's Day 2010 isn't going down until June 20. The American version of this holiday apparently always falls on the third Sunday in June, and was established in 1972 by Richard Nixon, of all people. Learn more about Father's Day, including when it is celebrated around the world, here.

Still, dads are pretty cool, so why not celebrate them today, too? Besides, my father-in-law is a Vietnam veteran, which is quite appropriate to mention since Memorial Day is tomorrow. And yes, I do have that date correct.

1 comment:

  1. yogiclarebear.comMay 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    First of all, THANK YOU to your FIL for his service! And second this is cute. I like father's day today too. Today my dad helped dump some soil and rocks from my landscaping project, and he carried a ladder for me. I helped him find a burger recipe. ;)

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