Category Archives: holidays

Everything Thanksgiving

The Best Thanksgiving Websites
Our Recommendations for Thanksgiving Day Family Movies
Facts, folklore, traditions and history
Thanksgiving eGreetings, graphics and clipart

Recipes for Thanksgiving dishes, salads and  vegetables
Recipes for Leftover Turkey

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes  and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

Happy  Thanksgiving Everyone!
(author unknown)

It Took So Long……

The first observance of Father’s Day is believed to have been held on June 19, 1910 through the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd  of Spokane, Washington.  After listening to a church sermon at Spokane’s Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909 about the newly recognized Mother’s Day, Dodd felt strongly that fatherhood needed recognition, as well. She wanted a celebration that honored fathers like her own father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran who was left to raise his family alone when his wife died giving birth to their sixth child when Sonora was 16 years old. A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913.   In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson  issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.  Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.  Thus taking only 62 years to get it made into a national holiday.