Sunday, June 19, 2011


Fathers' Day
The first observance of Father's Day took place in Fairmont, West Virginia 
July 5, 1908
It was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton, who wanted to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monogah Mining disaster
several months earlier on December 6, 1907.
It's possible that Clayton was influenced by the first celebration of Mother's Day that same year, just a few miles away.
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Fathers and Sons
(a clumsy Pantoume)
by Ms.

In the name of The Father
and of The Son,

the call to gather

has just begun.

And, of the Son,

it could be said

the call to gather's

within his head.

It could be said,

that duty calls,
within his head-
inevitably falls.

That duty, calls

resounds in space,

inevitably falls-

from root to place.

Resounds in space,

an ancient gene

inevitably falls-

in light - is seen.

An ancient gene,

hidden in the heart,

in light - is seen-

to stand apart.

Hidden in the heart

it calls him home,

to stand apart-

his own.

In the name of the father,

he answers his heart,

the call to gather-
unite what has grown apart.

He answers the call of his heart
"unite what has grown apart"-
  so hurry's to praise
that father who gave his days.


On the lighter side-
The New Yorker 


Season 10, Episode 22 Aired: 5/6/2003
Fathers and Sons


The Ten Worst Film Fathers
For Balance

Happy Father's Day
All You "Best Fathers"

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