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  3. by   ton
    Thanks a lot!
  4. by   jayna
    When's the fathers day for ya guys?

    We had ours around september.
  5. by   giggles66
    Hello Jayna,

    Thanks for your reply. Today was Father's Day which is usually celebrated around the second or third week of June. I don't know the history behind this day. Does anyone out there in the community know? By the way were is Oceania? You have to forgive my ignorance I am not up on my Geography.

  6. by   jayna
    ohhhh ok.

    Happy fathers day to you all.

    Oceania ? hahhahahaha...........can't tell...........

    oh well its South pacific.

    And our fathers day falls on septmber.
    Happy fathers day.
  7. by   nialloh
    I just got this from Ann Landers. I knew she would have it.

    Annie's Mailbox : Monday, June 16 2003

    Creators Syndicate

    Dear Readers: Today is Father's Day. The origins of the national observance are credited to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash. Mrs. Dodd wanted a way to honor her father, William (Henry) Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran who raised his six children after their mother died. In 1909, Mrs. Dodd asked her minister to have a special service dedicated to fathers in June, near the date of her father's birthday. The idea caught on, and in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge made Father's Day a national event. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance on the third Sunday in June.

    Mrs. Dodd also advocated the idea of wearing red roses for those who have living fathers, and white roses for those whose fathers are deceased. In 1924, a Pennsylvanian Bible class selected the dandelion instead, saying, "the more it is trampled on, the more it grows."