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Happy Fathers day

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  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    Happy Fathers day to all who celebrate this day. Enjoy.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    "In Germany it is called Vatertag (Father’s Day) but is also sometimes known as Männertag (or men’s day).

    A group of German fathers going crazy

    A group of German fathers going crazy Credit: Alamy

    "In certain regions it is traditional for groups of men to go into the woods with a wagon of beer, wines and meats. Heavy drinking is common and, according to official statistics, traffic-related accidents spike on this day."

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    It sounds familiar in some ways. No?

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I never had an Happy Fathers day; he got murdered by the Nazi's. Trump reminds me of those days.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Fathers Day was at first a day set aside to remember the 371 miners who died in a Mining disaster back in 1907, of which 250 were fathers leaving over a thousand children fatherless, in 1909 in Spokane ,Washington, the first church service was said in honor of the miners, it wasn't until 1966 that LBJ made it an official commemorative day to honor both deceased fathers and living ones as well.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: I never had an Happy Fathers day; he got murdered by the Nazi's. Trump reminds me of those days.
    Dutch -- Growing up without a father leaves an important void in one's life. On reflection I am deeply appreciative of the influence my father had on me as I was growing up. I can say I can feel empathy, but how can one empathize without having the experience? In your case, you have to endure the double tragedy of the wrath of World War II and the devastating effect it had on yours and so many other's lives with the 60 million lives lost, many of them fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: I never had an Happy Fathers day; he got murdered by the Nazi's. Trump reminds me of those days.
    Dutch -- Growing up without a father leaves an important void in one's life. On reflection I am deeply appreciative of the influence my father had on me as I was growing up. I can say I can feel empathy, but how can one empathize without having the experience? In your case, you have to endure the double tragedy of the wrath of World War II and the devastating effect it had on yours and so many other's lives with the 60 million lives lost, many of them fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters.
    Thanks, Schmidt for your kind words and understanding; I wished the Trump voters would read WWII documentaries; then they would realize where Trump stands for. It is not only the 60 million lives lost; it is the aftermath which will last forever. Just look around you and see how many Vietnam service men are still suffering or in the "weird" house.
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    johnnycee Wrote: Fathers Day was at first a day set aside to remember the 371 miners who died in a Mining disaster back in 1907, of which 250 were fathers leaving over a thousand children fatherless, in 1909 in Spokane ,Washington, the first church service was said in honor of the miners, it wasn't until 1966 that LBJ made it an official commemorative day to honor both deceased fathers and living ones as well.
    I'm glad to hear that it had something other than a commercial origin. We used to have Mothering Sunday, in which servants were given the day off to go home and see Mother, but all this Mother's Day slop escaped us until much later, and as to the Father's Day absurdity, who needs it - except my Second daughter, who sends me a card to cover the fact that she doesn't come home as often as she might - and why should she?