Father's Day – A Time For Gatherings and Picnics

Father's Day – A Time For Gatherings and Picnics

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

Father’s Day is the day that we honor our fathers. He is there for us no matter what, no matter when and albeit with a stern look, it is always with a loving heart. We don’t always let our parents know how much we appreciate them, but dad probably gets less appreciation of all.

He teaches us to ride our bikes and drive a car. He may teach us to play chess or fish and hunt. A dad is a wonderment of knowledge and skills that we often take for granted. Maybe dad spends his Sunday mornings reading the comics to us out of the paper or Saturday afternoon teaching us to fly a kite. The things our fathers teach us are things that we’ll go on to teach our kids.

This Father’s Day, take dad to the beach, a lake or a park. Sit and talk or sit and fish, just spend some time with him. Take a long a meal to cook out or a picnic basket filled with his favorites. Have all the siblings along and enjoy the day with him. A day filled with food and fun is a favorite day for any Father. Play a round of golf or a game of tennis with him and for a change, let him win.

Or while on the family picnic, have some outdoor games lined up that everyone can enjoy. Bocce, croquet, horseshoes and Rollors are just a few. Fun for kids of all ages, boys and girls can all play with equal excitement. Set up teams of fathers against kids or fathers against mothers and looser cleans up. No matter how you choose to spend Father’s Day this year, your father will appreciate the time you took to plan the day with him.

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