Archive for June 11th, 2010

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

Friday, June 11th, 2010

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

June 11 : 09 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that there are 64.3 million fathers in America?

Did you know that one in twelve men serving in the US Army are dads?

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

Friday, June 11th, 2010

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/20) – 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)

Andy Taylor (1960’s)
Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) was one of TV’s first single dads on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968). The down-home sheriff for the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, Andy set about raising his son Opie with a bit of hokey humor and a heaping of soliloquy-style discipline – and the help of the ever-present Aunt Bee.

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

(June 11) Today we're celebrating . . .  Corn on the Cob Day

Friday, June 11th, 2010


Corn on the Cob Day
A day for eating, celebrating and enjoying some corn on the cob.

photo credit: via flickr

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