Unlike Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day, Sonora Smart Dodd didn’t mind the commercialism and gift-giving that came to mark Father’s Day. She founded the holiday to honour her father, a widower and Civil War veteran who raised six children. She said, “Why shouldn’t the greatest giver of gifts be on the receiving end once a year?”
My pop happens to be one of the most generous guys you’ll ever meet but damn if I would know what to get as a gift for him.
Happy Father’s Day.