Archive for June 11th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day 2009 (06/11)

Thursday, June 11th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 11 : 10 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that Mrs. Dodd’s vision of Father’s Day did not become reality until 63 years later?

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on June 21st!

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(June 11) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Nursing Assistants Day and Week

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

National Nursing Assistants Day and Week
Pay tribute to those nursing assistants who thanklessly provide round-the-clock care to the elderly and terminally ill at nursing homes and other full-term care facilities.

photo credit: via flickr

Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

As we count down to Father’s Day (06/21) – here’s our look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

We’ve been continuing our look at TV dads by going back to those black and white happy days of the 1950’s & 60’s.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Ben Cartwright (1960’s)
Ben Cartwright, played by Lorne Greene, was the thrice-widowed patriarch in the long-running Western series, Bonanza (1959-1971). A pillar of the community, Ben was also a solid family man, raising his three dissimilar sons on the family’s 1000-acre ranch, the Ponderosa. At the core of the show was Ben’s commitment to helping his sons to face life with strength and integrity.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

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