Archive for June 13th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day 2009 (06/13)

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


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

June 13 : 08 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that in families where the mother works outside of the home, 14% of fathers are full-time stay-at-home dads?

Did you know that nearly a quarter of all married dads have three or more children living at home?

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 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Candy Month

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

National Candy Month
Not just for kids, candy is one of America’s most beloved foods. Not always nutritious, candy can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Join the candy train this month by attending special events or participating in contests hosted by confectionery retailers.





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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/21) – here’s our continuing 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.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Archie Bunker (1970’s)
Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O’Connor) was TV’s most morally offensive character – long before being morally offensive was popular. A working class father from Queens, Archie sat in his striped armchair, dispensing his always loud, usually bigoted opinions about people and politics. Pivotal to the show were Archie’s daily spars with son-in-law Michael (AKA “Meathead”), whose liberal views and perennial student status were fodder for Archie’s slurs.

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

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