The Moore American

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June 11, 2014

Love for dad on Sunday

MOORE — Sunday is Father’s Day. All across the world families will gather to celebrate fathers, grandfathers and husbands who have held us together for so many years.

While at the doctor’s office, I overheard a man say: “If I get one more tie for Father’s Day, I’ll have enough to open my own tie shop. I don’t even wear ties.”

“Well, it’s better than socks,” the man he was talking to replied.

It’s easy to get into a rut with Father’s Day gifts. The traditional shirt and/or tie are passé. For the golf enthusiast, there are plenty of clever options —electronic putters, books, new golf balls and so much more; for the sports fan there are endless possibilities, and in this day of online shopping you can order just about any team memorabilia in minutes with the click of a mouse.

But none of the gifts on the market today can begin to express the love and gratitude we have for the special men in our lives.

Of course feeding them their favorite meal is always a good start, whether it is home-cooked or at their favorite restaurant. If you wind up at a restaurant make sure you have their favorite dessert at home so they can feast on it for a few days, a gentle reminder of your love.

As you wander up and down the aisles at the specialty shops pondering possibilities for the greatest gift, don’t forget to pick up a Father’s Day card.

Just in case you’re the kind of person who simply signs the bottom of the card, this year, why not add your own personal touch?

Something like, “Dad, thank you for always listening to me, even when the baseball game is in the ninth inning and the bases are loaded. You always pause the game and give me your full attention, because you know how much I need you. This is one of the reasons you are the greatest dad.” (And honest, Dad, I never do this on purpose — it just sort of happens.)

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