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10 Favorite Dad Phrases

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year in the United States. It's a day to celebrate our dads and father figures in our lives. And to have some fun, we asked you to share some dad phrases you heard when you were growing up, and maybe even now! 10 Of Our Favorite Dad Phrases You Shared: There were so many great dad phrases you guys shared on Facebook, but these were some of our favorites... and some that are definitely pretty common with dads in the South! "Anything worth doing is worth doing right." - Rusty "Nothing good happens after midnight." -Michelle "Who touched the thermostat?" - Stephanie "This too shall be remembered." - Kimberly "There is more than one way to skin a cat." - Virginia "Do as I say, not as I do." - Bridget "If your friend jumps off a cliff, you jumping too?" - Donna "Walk it off!" - William "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - Sandy "Ask your mother." - Ginny Father's Day - The History According to, credit for the establishment of Father's Day is often given to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Her father was a Civil War veteran, and after her mother died in childbirth, he raised her and her 5 siblings himself. The story is she got the idea in 1909 listening to a sermon on Mother's Day. That was around the time Mother's Day was becoming a more well-known holiday. A year later, local religious leaders got behind the idea, and the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. Dodd's father's birthday was in June. It wasn't until 1924 that the holiday was supported by President Calvin Coolidge. Then in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a proclamation to recognize the holiday. Still, it wouldn't be a national holiday until 1972, under President Richard Nixon, who designated the third Sunday in June. The holiday has a religious background but has become commercialized, although maybe not quite to the level of Mother's Day. Celebrating Father's Day Like Mother's Day, Father's Day is often celebrated with cards and gifts given to fathers and father figures. Some people take their dads out for lunch or dinner, while others opt to stay at home and cook out. Gifts for dads can range from gift cards, sports items, tech gadgets, tools, grilling items, and clothing. Kids often create handmade gifts for dad. And adult children can often struggle to know what to get dad. When asked, dads may say they don't want anything. But often the most valuable thing you can give dad for Father's Day is your time. Getting together for a meal or doing something your dad enjoys with him can be one of the most precious gifts. Making memories is priceless!

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