Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

This Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day.  People all over the country are getting the grills ready and stocking the refrigerator with favorite beverages and homemade food.  When did we start to celebrate dad's day?  It started with a grateful daughter...

Did you know?

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, started the tradition of Father's Day in June of 1910 to honor her dad, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran. Mr. Smart was a single parent who raised six children.

In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.The United States isn't the only country to celebrate Father's Day. It is also celebrated in parts of Europe, Asia and South America.Roses are the official flower for Father's Day. A red rose is worn in the lapel if your father is living, a white rose if he is deceased.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, neckties are the most popular Father's Day gifts, along with tools and golf clubs.  Since many dads don't wear neckties, other ideas are tickets to a concert or sporting event, a gift certificate for a massage, family day at a water park or a quiet weekend in the mountains.

How about a special breakfast before he hits the golf course for a day with the guys?For some mouth-watering ideas for a Father's Day breakfast or brunch, check out these recipes on Good Housekeeping. We at Schmidt Custom Floors want to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the fathers and father figures who lovingly guide, support and protect us.