Celebrating Dad

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Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June. This year it falls on June 19th.

Do you know why it’s always celebrated on the third Sunday in June?

Well, here’s a bit of the history of Father’s Day.

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19th, 1910. A Spokane, Washington, woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by her widowed father, established the holiday to honor Fathers. It was instantly successful and was celebrated yearly after that. It wasn’t until President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day into law in 1972 that it became an official national holiday. So, now you’re in the know and can dazzle your family and friends with this bit of trivia.

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I wish my Dad was still living to celebrate with, but unfortunately, he’s passed away.

When he was alive, my family and I enjoyed making his day special. We always had a barbecue and enjoyed a noisy family dinner together. I made my much-requested homemade cheesecake with cherry or blueberry topping for dessert. We always bought him a hardcover book, paperbacks just didn’t cut it, and it had to be a spy novel as these were his favorite.

Then while the grandkids were playing, the adults would all enjoy a tea cocktail on the porch while we ate the cheesecake.

Two of his favorite cocktails were Absolut Vodka mixed with Cranberry Orange Black Tea. If he wanted something more tropical, he’d go for the Organic Hibiscus Sangria. (You can mix Absolut Vodka or your favorite vodka with any fruit-flavored tea for a refreshing cocktail.) Crown Royal mixed with Decaf Vanilla Dream on the rocks was another fun one he enjoyed.

I miss those days and those quiet happy times.

If you’re lucky enough to still have your Dad check out my Father’s Day Tea Collection and spoil him with some wonderful tea and accessories. Whether he enjoys his tea hot or over ice, we have something for everyone.

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