Friday, June 19, 2009

Father's Day is Coming June 21

And maybe your Dad would like some tools. Or whatever this stuff is. This year's recommended gifts all appear to be electronic in nature: Kindles, Wiis, digital cameras. Probably not what Sonora Smart Dodd had in mind when the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington, in 1910. Even when Lyndon Johnson proclaimed it a national holiday in 1966 there wasn't that much in the way of electronics for Dad. Maybe a radio with a wire that goes to your ear so you can listen to the ballgame broadcast while you're in the stands watching it. Kinda like an iPod with earbuds. Once again ladies and gentlemen we have come full circle. Don't forget the calipers.

Graphic Source: Dover

Resources:THE BEST GIFTS FOR YOUR DAD. Author: Sonnenfeld, Barry
Esquire; Jun2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p26-26, 1p as found in EbscoHost

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