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What is a Father?

Posted in photography,Thought for the day by You Oughta Be In Pictures-MD on June 13, 2012
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Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd.  Its first celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.  After hearing a sermon about Mother’s day she wanted a similar honor for her father.  Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Washington.  I was wondering what the dictionary’s definition of a Father is and this is what I found:
 
What is a father?
 
The dictionary’s definition of a father is: 
 
1.  man who is parent: a man who is the parent of a human being, or a male animal that has produced offspring – “been like a father to me”
2. man acting as parent: a man who brings up and looks after a child as if he were its father
3. man who is ancestor: a man who is an ancestor, especially the founder of a family or people – “the land of our fathers and mothers”
4. man who is founder: a man who establishes, founds, or originates something – “the father of modern linguistics”
5. prototype: something that is a prototype or original version of something else
6. man who is leader: a man who is a community or civic leader – “the town fathers”
 
There are times when I think a father is forgotten about, there is so much focus on a mother and her roles in both society and a child’s life.  But what about the father and his influences in the world?  It’s not an easy job being a father especially when there is so much expected of them.  This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day.  We show our appreciation to all the men that take on this role.  To all the fathers who throw their kids in the air, chase away the scary monsters, teach them how to throw a ball, how to change the oil and remain calm even when they are just as afraid as you are – this day is for you.
 
 
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