Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts

Jun 16, 2017

Father's Day

This year Father's Day is June 18. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in the world. This holiday traces its roots to 1910. However, it took until 1966 for US President Lyndon Johnson to issue a proclamation designating the third Sunday in June to honor fathers. Then, US President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that Father's Day be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June. It has been an official, permanent national holiday ever since.

A bit of history - Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd thought it might be nice to honor fathers and proposed to the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA that they celebrate a 'father’s day'. She chose the 5th of June because it was her father’s birthday. The idea received strong support, but the ministers asked that the day be changed to give them extra time to prepare sermons on the subject of fathers. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington, and soon other towns had their own celebrations.
Father's Day is celebrated around the world, but many countries celebrate on different days.

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around, but when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” ~Mark Twain

Sep 2, 2016

Aussie Father's Day

In Australia and New Zealand, Father's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September.

Jun 14, 2013

Father's Day

Father's day is coming up this Sunday. In Germany along the River Elbe, a special Father’s Day tradition is upheld. It is the tradition of Christi Himmelfahrt.  The fathers pull wagons full of alcohol through the streets to celebrate their day. They fill a hand wagon, large enough for a few coolers and maybe small keg with locally crafted hefeweizen, Gew├╝rztraminer, and schnapps, then pass through the city into the forest, walking slowly until the sun has set and the wagon’s contents have been drained. For luck, they also carry bratwurst, mustard, pretzels, Ritter chocolate, and a small hookah.

It is an important tradition to specific places within Germany and will often get out of control with drunken mayhem. Father's day always coincides with Ascension Thursday, a holiday whens all the stores are closed. The men get their beer and later use their wagons to be dragged home after getting drunk. Happy Father’s Day to all the Germans and everyone else who knows how to party.

Jun 7, 2013

Robot Grill Cleaner

Grillbot sits on your dirty grill and cleans it. Just press a button to set the amount of time you want it clean and place it on a hot or cold grill. A built in alarm tells you if the grill is too hot for the device. A built-in mini-LCD screen lets you to choose a light or deep clean.

Three motors power three wire brushes. The brushes should be good for one complete BBQ season and are replaceable. The Grillbot comes with a rechargeable battery pack, charger, AC adapter and a hanging storage case. Something to consider for Father's Day

Jun 18, 2011

Father's Day Gift

If anyone has been wondering what to buy me for Father's Day, I have a suggestion from Beafeater. LINK

This grill is 24-carat gold plated and has six-burners, wok burner, convection roasting hood and warming rack, quartz start ignition, vaporizer grid and reflector system It also comes with a lifetime warranty. It is a perfect device for cooking up bacon wrapped, cheese filled hot dogs. Mmmm!