Archive for June 10th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/10)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010


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

June 10 : 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 Sunday June 20th!

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

As we count down to Father’s Day (06/20) – 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).

(June 10) This Month we're celebrating . . .  June is Perennial Gardening Month

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

June is Perennial Gardening Month
Celebrating the most beautiful time of the gardening year. After the April showers and Mays early bulbs, its June that the garden really comes alive with such perennial highlights as roses and lilies.

photo credit: via flickr garden

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