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Where to Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 in Chicago

Where to Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 in Chicago

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Show dear ol’ Dad some appreciation with a steak dinner or delectable brunch at one of these Chicago restaurants

There are many restaurants in Chicago offering special menus for Father’s Day.

He taught you how to throw a ball or maybe he gave your first boyfriend the weary eye, and this is the day to show your father how much you appreciate all he’s done for you. What dad doesn’t love a good meal? Make Father’s Day something special by treating him to one of these great meals in Chicago.

Furious Spoon
If your dad is a “cool dad,” take him to one of the hippest spots in town, Furious Spoon. The rocking ramen spot is offering a special one-day-only bowl of oxtail ramen, featuring miso broth, chashu pork belly, white pepper chicken, poached egg, marinated mushrooms, garlic relish, and oxtail meat. This $20 bowl is only $10 for dads and includes the opportunity to take a family photo to commemorate the day.

Brunch isn’t just for moms. Take your father to Mas for their Latin-inspired mid-day weekend meal. Special ribeye asado tacos with chimichurri, shoestring fries, and queso fresco will be available, as well as the rest of their usual menu. Make reservations by calling the restaurant.

Mercat a la Planxa
Dads may pretend they don’t like selfies, but you should insist on this one. First, take your father to brunch at Mercat a la Planxa and enjoy dishes such as cordero a la planxa and Blackstone benedict with chorizo and truffled hollandaise sauce. Then, take a selfie with your old man, post it with #mercatchicago, and you could win a dinner for two – twice the gift for just one picture! Make your reservation by phoning Mercat.

Unite Urban Grill
Take Dad to enjoy one of Chicago’s best kept secrets: the steaks at Unite Urban Grill. They will be serving huge 22-ounce cowboy steaks all day and sending fathers home with a free bottle of Unite Urban Grill’s signature basting sauce. Call to make reservations.

Weber Grill
Go classic at Weber Grill with a steak package your dad can take with him. It includes four 14-ounce ribeye steaks and Weber’s Chicago steak seasoning. The package can also be delivered directly to your father’s home, but we recommend going in to enjoy some of the special Father’s Day dishes, such as grilled pork belly tostadas and dueling ribs. Make reservations on their website.

What Chefs and Foodies Are Cooking for Their Dads on Father’s Day

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

It’s easy to heat up the grill and call it Father’s Day, but not every dad necessarily wants to celebrate with the same old burger and fries. Sure, that’s exactly what some of them want, but chefs and foodies know that sometimes they’d prefer something that personally speaks to their tastes.

A lot of what they make fuses their dads’ favorite ingredients (however obscure or retro they may be) with crowd-pleasing dishes that are easy to make—think: baby back ribs, big trays of chilaquiles, and fried rice, all of which are ideal whether you’re serving a party or just you and the fam. If you’re not sure what to cook up for your dad this year, take inspiration from what these six food experts are planning to do.

Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Chicago

For many dads, enjoying a barbecue and a beer is the quintessential Father&rsquos Day menu. This year, add an interesting twist to the tradition by booking tickets for you and your father aboard the Beer & BBQ Cruise on Wendella Boats. The two-hour tour features Goose Island beer and barbecue from Sweet Baby Ray&rsquos, while a cruise along Lake Michigan provides the perfect backdrop for a family bonding experience. Reservations for this tour are highly recommended, and all guests must be 21 or older. For additional information, including the departure location information, consult Wendella&rsquos website.

Make a full day out of sightseeing around Chicago with your dad, then end the evening by listening to live musical performances at the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park. The world-renowned event is a Chicago mainstay and features performances by many musicians. This year&rsquos lineup includes Billy Boy Arnold, Bettye LaVette, Willie Clayton, Dr. John and Aaron Neville. This free event is accessible by public transportation. In addition, you can easily grab a bite to eat at the food trucks near the festival.

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Think you and your dad know Chicago? Think again. With the Scavenger Dash, you and your dad can compete with other two-person teams in a series of challenges around the city. You may have to solve clues and take pictures of famous landmarks in Chicago, and it&rsquos estimated the Scavenger Dash can take anywhere between two and four hours to complete. Don&rsquot worry, you can hop aboard the El or the bus, as public transportation is allowed. Teams meet at The Snuggery on the day of the challenge prior to starting the dash.

Is your dad a big White Sox fan? Then you&rsquoll want to make the Father Daughter Day event at U.S. Cellular Field part of your Father&rsquos Day weekend festivities. Enjoy watching a baseball game with dad this Father&rsquos Day weekend as the White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals. You and your father can march in the parade prior to the game, too. Check out the White Sox website for more information on how to obtain parade passes. After the game, consider grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many bars and restaurants within a few blocks of the stadium.

If your father likes both art and history, then combine both of his interests by visiting the Art in Bloom Art Festival at Cantigny Park. The festival features more than 80 juried artists, as well as demonstrations and live music. Kids will also enjoy the child-friendly activities planned during the festival. After selecting new artwork, you and your dad can tour Cantigny Park. Check out the Robert R. McCormick Museum, pose for pictures at Tank Park and explore the park&rsquos 29 acres of gardens.

10 Father's Day BBQ Recipes

Since the weather is warmer and the days are longer, why not celebrate Dad's special day outdoors with a fun-for-the-whole-family BBQ? We collected our 10 juiciest, most mouthwatering grilled recipes that are manly enough for any father. From the Classic All-American Bacon Cheeseburger to finger-lickin'-good Baby Back Ribs with Texas Blackjack Sauce, these dishes are sure to put a smile on any papa bear's face.

Father's Day BBQ Recipes

Juicy nectarine flavor is the perfect complement to barbecue sauce-slathered chops. And there's plenty of citrus tang in the coleslaw accompaniment.

Dad won't wonder, "Where's the beef?" when he tastes these delectable pork patties, which offer the goodness of Southern barbecue without the mess.

Skip the drive-thru when you're craving a big, juicy burger&mdashthis recipe only takes 30 minutes and is far more flavorful, with a Worcestershire-spiked patty and tangy dipping sauce made of mayo, chili sauce and relish.

If it rains on your outdoor Father's Day plans, turn to an indoor grill pan to make this kicky dish come alive, with Italian sausage and veggies tossed in a caper-enhanced vinaigrette and served on top of ready-made polenta.

5. Outback Special

The secret to this 15-minute steak is in the rub: A mix of Old Bay seasoning, light-brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and ground cumin give these slabs their signature kick.

When it comes to steak, why mess with tradition? This classic dish is as delicious as it gets, with grilled boneless rib-eye, pungent crumbled blue cheese and shoestring french fries.

This one takes some prep work, 12 hours of overnight brining and at least an hour-and-a-half of grilling, to be exact, but the end result makes it worth the wait. Luckily, you can make the rub up to a week in advance.

This simple and scrumptious trio has everything you'd want to eat on a summer afternoon: barbecue chicken, grilled corn on the cob and broccoli slaw tossed with light mayo, sour cream, cider vinegar and sugar.

This is the ribs recipe to end all ribs recipes. So make sure you enjoy it because he will ask for it again. and again.

10. Barbecue Spareribs

Orange peel, ketchup and chili sauce combine to give this grilled favorite a sweet and slightly spicy taste.

Father’s Day Special: Independent Grocery is a Family Tradition

Every morning Mike Ptacek takes the long way through Ptacek’s IGA and waves to his kids: Kate in the deli, on a catering call, Ralph and Tom behind the meat counter, Rochelle rolling dough in the bakery, Pat and Nick in the office. Mike, who is in his early 70s, built this empire after partnering with his own father in the grocery business and is in the process of passing it on to the next generation.

More comfortable taking a backseat in the business these days, Mike holds court in the store’s huge deli seating area — bigger than most restaurants around town — and has coffee with the locals every morning, enjoying the fruits of his labor. Then he tools around in the bakery and in the deli, connecting with the community that helped build the business.

“I’ll give him a pile of credit,” said Pat, part of the fourth-generation in the Ptacek family to own a grocery store in Prescott, a summer boating community on the far west side of Wisconsin. Five years ago, when he was about to retire, his son Pat came to him with an idea: Let’s build a new store. “He built his baby and now he’s in his late 60s, he’s almost free and clear and now my son wants to go borrow $5 million and put me back in debt?”

Learning From Their Fathers

The Ptaceks have a lot of history to protect: The family store started in 1912 when John Ptacek opened a meat market. His son Don Ptacek bought a nearby grocer on Broad Street and combined it with his father’s business to launch Red and White Grocery in 1944. Don took over the store from his father, ran it for 30 years and kept up the family tradition, partnered with his son Mike in 1973, renaming it Star Market, and fully passed the torch when Mike purchased the rest of the store January 1, 1979.

IGA is a 90-year-old brand, and the story of passing the store from father to child is familiar to lots of families with multigenerational stores. In the McGregor family, Archie Jr. passed his name and his love for the grocery industry to his sons.

“Working with your dad, you can help fulfill his dreams,” said Archie McGregor III who runs Dissmores IGA In Pullman, Washington, and learned the grocery business from his father, a decades-long member of IGA and an honored International Retailer of the Year.

When McGregor graduated from college with a computer science degree his dad asked him to work in the store for a summer. “I was going to start and move on but I never moved on,” McGregor said. His brother Brian joined the business and they ran the IGA in combination with a building supply center. “We decided to expand the store and get out of the building supply business.”

Over the years the family has owned three IGAs: The Original Archie’s, an IGA in Glenwood and Dissmores. “When my dad retired I took ownership of one of the IGAs and my brother took over the original store,” McGregor said. The stores are 75 miles apart, so they don’t compete, and the brothers help each other succeed by passing on the tips they learn in their own experiences.

Dissmores passes on that family feeling to the students attending nearby Washington State University. The town’s hometown grocery store offers ready-to-heat and ready to eat meals, a touch of home to the college students who frequent the store and are learning how to shop and cook for themselves.

Generations of families have crossed through both stores over the years. Fathers and even grandfathers stock up the dorm fridge at Dissmore’s when their kids go off to school at WSU. “Parents are sending their kids off into this unknown land, and want to know are they going to be OK,” McGregor said. “We try to be there to help when parents have issues. If they need something we can try to take care of it.”

McGregor said his father now gets out more often to enjoy life rather than being tied to the store and is getting some satisfaction out of passing the reins. “We got to the point where he could leave and felt comfortable leaving,” he said.

Push and Pull

One challenge family businesses face when they’re handing over the store to a new generation: What innovations will help improve the store? “A lot of it is taking the old true tradition and merging it with the modern technologies and the change in the way business is done,” McGregor said.

In Wisconsin, the Ptacek family decided to jump into some modern grocery practices, like investing $125K to bring in a Caribou Coffee franchise and offering curbside pickup and bringing in FreshOP in 2019, an IGA partner that offers quick, contact-free delivery. “At that time he was like ‘People aren’t buying groceries online,’ and I was like ‘Dad, I don’t buy anything in the store anymore,’” Pat Ptacek said. When COVID-19 hit, Ptacek’s IGA was one of the few independents ahead of the curve. “A lot of those things validated our ideas and helped him give up more of his reigns.”

Innovation has never been a hiccup at Harvest Market IGA on California’s Mendocino County coast, said Jennifer Bosma, whose father Tom Honer started the family-owned store in May 1985. “One thing he’s always prided himself on is being ahead of whatever trends were coming,” Bosma said.

Bosma’s worked in the grocery off and on since she was 13, first bagging and checking groceries, later in health and beauty, floral and also lending a hand on weekends catering gigs. “I called myself spackle because wherever there was a hole I’d go fill it,” she said.

She took time off to earn a biology degree, get married and raise kids, all the while filling in at the store when she could. In 2005 she and her husband officially joined the IGA team, Jennifer is vice president and Tim is the district manager of the family’s two stores. “I moved up upstairs and started what I call ‘Downloading my dad’s brain,’” she said. “My dad started in the grocery industry when he was 16 and now he’s 72. He has a lot of experience to share, and he’s done a lot for the grocery industry. He really paved the way for the natural and organic category.”

Why Work with Family?

These days her dad works about four hours a day and is opening up to the idea of Bosma and her husband running the store. Does she recommend getting into the business with dad? Yes, as long as you can set some boundaries.

“I think setting some ground rules, in the beginning, would be good,” she said, “but it has been good for us. We talk things out if we don’t agree on the way something needs to be done and there hasn’t really been an issue where we haven't been able to resolve it by talking it out.”

McGregor agreed: Going into the family business certainly has its benefits. As the kind of guy who likes to celebrate successes with people, he finds the feeling doubles when you’re working with your dad. “In your family, you take more pride in those successes,” he said.

Father's Day Poems

Here is a unique and beautiful collection of heart touching Father's Day Poems. Pick up one Father's Day Poem which is closest to your heart and read it aloud to your Dad. Another great idea would be quote these sentimental Father Day Poem on the Fathers Day Card you got for him. You may also express your love and gratitude to your grand father, uncle or a person who is like your father by quoting these poems on their cards. The idea behind these cute and some funny Poem for Father's Day is to say Thanks to your Father for all his care, sacrifices and affection for you.

"F" aithful.
"A" lways there.
"T" rustworthy.
"H" onoring.
"E" ver-loving.
"R" ighteous.
"S" upportive.
Author Unknown
You Never
You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
Author Unknown

What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it . Dad
Author Unknown
My Dad and I
My dad and I-we think alike,
He knows just what I mean
Before I even say a word
He reads, well, in between.

My dad and I-we like to fish
Or build a model plane,

Or fix a broken chair or two
Or just a windowpane.

My dad and I-we know the score
Of every single game
Sometimes he's really busy, too
But he takes me just the same.

My dad and I-we go swimming too,
Each year and sometimes twice.
My dad and I-we do everything
My dad-he's really nice.
Phyllis C. Michael

Father's Day
Over the years
As we grow old,
We remember our father
So brave and bold.

In the garden,
Leaning on the plow,
He would listen to me
I see him now.

He would give advice
And understand
He was always there
To lend a hand.

God made fathers
Strong and firm,
For he knew our lives
Would have great concerns.

So he gave us fathers
To teach us to pray,
And guide our lives,
And show us the way.

So on his day
Let's take the time
To say "Thanks, dad.
I'm glad you're mine."
Mary Frances Bogle A Little Girl Needs Daddy
A little girl needs Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding her high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!
Like being the deep music
That tells her all is right
When she awakens frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in her heart
And shows her how she might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving her the love
That is her sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
She'll always find him there.
Author Unknown

Daddy, I Love You
Daddy, I love you
For all that you do.
I'll kiss you and hug you
'Cause you love me, too.

You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile 'cause I love you
On this Father's Day.
Author Unknown Fathers Can Be Solitary Mountains
Fathers can be solitary mountains,
All their love rock-like, steep, and strong.
Though warm and caring, somehow they belong
Halfway home to mothers' bubbling fountains.
Each of us needs love that knows no quarter,
Reminding us of bonds that cross a border,
Strengthening our sense of right and wrong.
Author Unknown
Fathers Need Not Fathers Be
Fathers need not fathers be.
All one needs to do is choose
To love for life, and that embrace,
Held long and hard, bestows the grace
Each craves. For all in time must lose,
Restored alone by memory.
So now it is with you and me.
Author Unknown

Grandfathers Are Fathers Who Are Grand
Grandfathers are fathers who are grand,
Restoring the sense that our most precious things
Are those that do not change much over time.
No love of childhood is more sublime,
Demanding little, giving on demand,
Far more inclined than most to grant the wings
Allowing us to reach enchanted lands.
Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers,
Helping out with young and restless hearts,
Each has all the patience wisdom brings,
Remembering our passions more than others,
Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.
Author Unknown

To My Dad on His Day
To my dad on his day,
Of whom I am a living will:
May your happiness fulfill
Your goodness, as is just and right.
Deeds are seeds upon the night
As wind and wonder have their way,
Delivering the destined light.
Author Unknown

My Dad's Hands
Bedtime came, we were settling down,
I was holding one of my lads.
As I grasped him so tight, I saw a strange sight:
My hands. . .they looked like my dad's!
I remember them well, those old gnarled hooks,
there was always a cracked nail or two.
And thanks to a hammer that strayed from its mark,
his thumb was a beautiful blue!
They were rough, I remember, incredibly tough,
as strong as a carpenter's vice.
But holding a scared little boy at night,
they seemed to me awfully nice!
The sight of those hands - how impressive it was
in the eyes of his little boy.
Other dads' hands were cleaner, it seemed
(the effects of their office employ).
I gave little thought in my formative years
of the reason for Dad's raspy mitts:
The love in the toil, the dirt and the oil,
rusty plumbing that gave those hands fits!
Thinking back, misty-eyed, and thinking ahead,
when one day my time is done.
The torch of love in my own wrinkled hands
will pass on to the hands of my son.
I don't mind the bruises, the scars here and there
or the hammer that just seemed to slip.
I want most of all when my son takes my hand,
to feel that love lies in the grip.
David Kettler

My Dad
When I was just a tiny kid,
Do you remember when,
The time you kissed my bruises,
Or cleaned by soiled chin?

You scrambled for the balls I hit,
(Short-winded more than not,)
Yet, every time we'd play a game,
You praised the "outs" I caught.

It seems like only yesterday,
You wiped away my tears,
And late at night I called your name,
To chase away my fears.

Though time has changed your handsome grip,
Your hair is snowy white,
You gait's a little slower now,
Thick glasses help your sight.

Oh, do I thirst for years gone by,
To be that growing lad,
Re-living all of the memories,
Of growing with my dad.
Author Unknown

Fathers are Wonderful People
Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should.

For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills.

And Father struggles daily
To live up to "HIS IMAGE"
As protector and provider
And "hero or the scrimmage".

And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion,
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,

But if you look inside Dad's heart,
Where no one else can see
You'll find he's sentimental
And as "soft" as he can be.

But he's so busy every day
In the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife.

But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise,

For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness.

He's a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
Helen Steiner Rice

Be Kind To Thy Father
Be kind to thy father,
for when thou wert young,
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught the first accents that
fell from thy tongue,
And joined in thy innocent glee.
Author Unknown
Butterfly Kisses
There's two things I know for sure.
She was sent here from heaven,
and she's daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night,
she talks to Jesus, and I close my eyes.
And I thank God for all of the joy in
my life, But most of all, for.

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair.
"Walk beside the pony daddy,
it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny,
daddy, but I sure tried."
Oh, with all that I've done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet sixteen today,
She's looking like her momma
a little more everyday.
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and makeup,
form ribbons and curls.
Trying her wings out
in a great big world. But I remember.

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you daddy,
But if you don't mind,
I'm only going to kiss you on
the cheek this time."
With all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right.
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise,
and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride room
just staring at her,
she asked me what I'm thinking,
and I said "I'm not sure,
I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
Then she leaned over. and gave me.

Butterfly kisses, with her mama there
Sticking little flowers all up in her hair
"Walk me down the aisle, daddy,
it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, daddy?"
"Daddy, don't cry."
With all that I've done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses
I couldn't ask God for more, man, this is what love is
I know I've gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
Every hug in the morning, and butterfly kisses.
Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas

Daddy's Girl
When you were young, pony-tailed,
face full of playful freckles,
were you a daddy's girl?
I was. I still am.
Did you look to him for your security,
for love and attention,
for the understanding, and the patience you lacked
as a child?
My daddy was the center of my small world,
the focus of my affections,
the star that lit my life, shining bright.
Shining still in my heart.
The years have led me here,
weathered with maturity and responsibilities,
and I see more clearly now.
The hardships, burdens of love,
and all the small sacrifices he made for me,
for our family.
He created stability, a place to call home.
All the photographs I browse through
of a child long forgotten, scarcely remembered
smiling, so happy and so loved.
The mere thought of becoming that role model
is enough to send me cowering, afraid.
looking for guidance.
Turning to my father and my more for support,
advice, wise counsel, and for approval.
Grown up, I see differently now.
A new perspective of a man I have always known.
My heart is full, my emotions overpowering
just in the certainty of that bond.
He's been there for me through all the conflicts
helping me over the rough, ragged stones of growing up.
My respect for him is unending,
faith is unbound, and love is unquestioning.
Even in the midst of all my imperfections, he is lenient,
ignoring the pitfalls, the downfalls, the shortcomings,
he just accepted me as I was, as I am.
The sheer purity of it leaves me awe-struck
and it lifts me up, it holds my head a little higher,
it keeps me in balance,
harmonizing with the world around me
beautifully, like an inspired masterpiece from the soul
of an honest man.
I am honored to know him, to love him, to be of him.
He's my hero, and I am his daughter, his little girl.

Parent's Murphy's Law
1. Parenting is a 24-hour-a-day job with no salary, no raises, no promotions and very few
2. Parents are responsible for everything that happens to their children.
3. Guilt and self-blame are occupational hazards.
4. Parents don't get worker's compensation or any other fringe benefits.
5. Parents can never retire -- even when their kids ask them to.
6. Parents "don't get no respect" --until they die--and then it's too late.
Bruce Lanksy

A Father Is:
There in every memory
See his love and care
Strength and hands to count on
Freely he does share
Provider, toil so faithfully
To make our dreams come true
Give strong and tender discipline
Though it is hard to do
A Father is God's chosen one
To lead the family
And point it to His will for life
Of love and harmony.
Sue Skeen

Happy Fathers Day
Happy Fathers Day
Happy Fathers day means more
than have a happy day
It means i love you first of all
Then thanks for all you do
It means you mean a lot to me
and that I honor you.

Daddy you are the Best
Daddy you are the best,
although you live in the west.
stay the way you are,
while your driving your sports car.

You couldn't be a better dad
oh yeah, don't go driving around mad
I love you for ever
'cause you'r really clever

Even though i puss and shove
I will still show all my love
Olivia Elliott & Simeran Mason

God made a father who is,
as sweet as a nectar,
as brave as a lion,
as cheerful as a bear,
and he gave such dear father to me.
Tanusrii Gopal Krishnan
Fathers young, fathers old
Remembering good times are our gold.

Value earned through guidance given
Helping us go forth in living'.

Each father adding to our trove
A treasure chest of love untold.

Remembering father in our lives
Taking time to realize.

Fatherly love brings wealth to living
Remembering this we go forth in giving.

Fathers young, fathers old
We remember you all
As life unfolds.
Always there for me
I know you will always hear my rumbling and bear my blaring
I know you will always stand by me even if the world is against
I know you will always adore me and elevate me
I know you will think about me every moment
I know you will be infelicitous without your princess
I know you will always be there for me
You know I love you
My Daddy
My Daddy is a mountain
My Daddy is a sea
My Daddy smiles again and again
I love my Daddy
And I know he loves me
'cause my Daddy is a ray of lite
that warms a winters' eve
My daddy is very special to me
I could not live without my daddy
as he could not live without me.
Charleigh Graham

Over 6,00 years ago,
God seated majestically on His throne,
Became thoughtful,
T’ was a feeling of inadequacy,
‘I must have an heir to who can enjoy his own domain,
(Of course with my privileges at his disposal,
His continuous praise will be my delight)’,
God thought of man becoming the
Focus of their attention from heaven,
Like the first child of a young couple,
‘What’s my glory without man’, he wondered,
Then a casual walk he took,
Throughout the universe he had created,
Then at planet earth he made up his mind,
To transform the shapeless and void dark earth,
Into a place of life and light,
Then at last God spoke,
‘Let there be light’,
His man will be a product of light,
God paused, and named at work done,
The first day.

First days followed
God’s preparation for man continued,
Each day speaking the WORD to create,
The earth, He made,
The sun for day, season and yearly count,
The seas, rivers, sky and earth he filled,
With creatures, fishes birds and beasts,
Every creation capable of reproducing itself,
All for the comfort of man and to dominate,
Then came the 6th and most glamorous day,
The reason for all the works and expedition,
The day for God to reproduce Himself onto the earth,

And God spokes, this time to His son and spirit as well,
‘Let us make man in our image,
To commune with us daily’,
For this venture in particular,
They employed the use of their hands
Thus on the 6th day man came into being,
The 1st father entered the world to rule,
He named everything that was made,
‘Noun’ thus becoming synonymous to man,
Indeed all was very good
And on the seventh He rested.

O the depth of the riches both the wisdom and knowledge of
How unsearchable are His judgments and His
Manifestations beyond discovery
We give all the glory to our Almighty Father in Heaven,
He has made man heroes and we are proud to be His.
FOR crowned man with glory and honor,
As we celebrate all fathers today,
We dedicate today,
To the father of all fathers, Jehovah is His name.
Today thus also becomes ‘Happy our Heavenly father’s day.

Evans D- Caesar

Fort Lee Families

Psst! Sunday is Father’s Day.

Celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in children’s lives. Put a smile on Dad’s face this weekend with some of these ideas ………

Virginia Wide – Fulfill Dad’s passion for fishing, fancy cars, good food and maybe even a glass of Virginia wine this Father’s Day

Father’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Restaurants – From bottomless beers to brunch or dinner menus, find a place to celebrate the dad in your life.

Texas de Brazil -Dad a carnivore? Fathers who dine at Texas de Brazil on Father’s Day will receive a gift certificate to use on their next visit for one complimentary lunch or dinner with the purchase of one regular priced-dinner or lunch. The certificate is valid Monday-Thursday until Aug. 31, 2015. (* Note: the certificate CANNOT be used on Father’s Day).

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Treat dad to a whole weekend of fun and relaxation with live music and a cookout, plus remote-control model boats on Sydnor Lake. Garden admission also includes the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Father-Child Golf Tournament-A partnership of The First Tee and First Things First. Golf with dad while enjoying fellowship, competition and great food from Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods.

Flying Squirrels – Celebrate Sunday at the Diamond when the Squirrels take on the Rock Cats. There will be a Grill spatula giveaway to the first 1,500 males 21 and older, as well as a Hat & Base Auction, presented by Your Local Ford Dealers. Those spatulas will be put to the test with a VA Beef Cooking demo. Gates open at 12:30 PM

Father’s Day Keg ‘n’ Oyster Fest -Pair Dad’s favorite Hardywood drafts with Rappahannock oysters: presented raw and fried, Rappahannock’s house crab cake recipe and more treats from other vendors.

Barnes & Noble – Story time with Dad! Free storytime and activities on June 20 at 11am. They’ll read How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Surprise a Dad.

Redbox – Celebrate at home, fire up the grill and kick back with a free rental from Redbox. Get a free Redbox rental when you text WELCOME to 727272, good through June 30.

Amazon – 20% Off Father’s Day Gifts Use the coupon code JUSTFORDAD to save an extra 20% off on select Father’s Day gifts at Amazon.

Groupon – Various Deals ….Be sure to check out Groupon as you’re looking for things to do with Dad – right now I’m seeing deals on paintball, fishing, and lots more.

Lavender Fields Farm – Show dad how much you love him and bring him out for a free ice cream. If you have ever wanted to see the rest of the farm and learn about its history then join the free tour. This walking tour includes the Chickahominy River, bee hives, family history of the farm and production greenhouse tour. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion.

Savor Virginia – Spend the day with Dad on Browns Island tasting some of the best foods, beverages and specialty items that Virginia has to offer.

Third Annual Equine Extravaganza – See miniature horses, tea cup pigs, a miniature goat and a miniature donkey on display. They will also be hosting a cookout to raise funds for their organization. 11-2pm.

Brine & Brew – Treat your dad to an unforgettable Brewery Tour for your Dad’s special day! Be the first to taste Garden Grove’s new oyster stout paired off with Chapel Creek’s finest oysters. Experience the best beers Richmond has to offer!

Richmond Raiders – Three Cheers For Dad Night

Printable Father’s Day Cards – Forgot to get to the store? Don’t worry print these card straight from your home printer.


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The Origin And History Of Father's Day: A Holiday Born In The USA

Father's Day is an American born holiday, officially celebrated on the third Sunday in June since 1966, after several American women demanded the holiday to celebrate the role of men in family life.

Around 100 years has passed since Sonora Dodd, from Washington, DC, heard a sermon about Mother's Day and was inspired to start a movement of support for a similar day of celebration for men, especially fathers.

According to historical records, Sonora Dodd, the Mother of Father's Day, was raised by her single father after her mother died.

She wanted a way to honor fathers after a mine explosion in a nearby town killed more than 360 men. She presented the reasonable argument that children in the town needed a time to remember their fathers.

While American presidents unofficially supported the day, it was not until 1966 that Father's Day was put on the country's official calendar by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1972, it was made a permanent national holiday by President Nixon.

The move came after a campaign by a number of public figures, including Senator Margaret Chase Smith, who in 1957 wrote to congress.

"Either we honour both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honouring either one."

"But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable."

Canada is celebrating Father's Day this year on June 21, which is also National Aboriginal Day in Canada.

According to the Telegraph, "UK fathers can expect, at best, a breakfast in bed and handmade card and, at worst, the day to be completely ignored."

In Germany, Father's Day is called Vatertag and is also known as Männertag, or Men's Day. Germany celebrated Father's Day 2015 on March 19 and Google published the following Google Doodle to celebrate fathers on that date.

A hearty meal to get his dad’s day off to a delicious start.

Moms have had a monopoly on brunch for decades. And while I’m not one to complain (those Mother’s Day meals with Jade are some of my favorite #mommymoments!), it doesn’t seem fair to leave all the dads out there out in the cold. After all, who doesn’t love being pampered by their family first thing in the morning?

This Father’s Day brunch menu is a hearty way to celebrate the man in your life. My Dutch daddy pancake billows up tall and tasty when baked in a hot cast-iron pan. And no man can say no to plenty of bacon and pancetta, Italy’s answer to… well, bacon! Add coffee and some fresh-squeezed OJ, and he’ll be fueled up for a day of fun with the kids.

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