Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Father’s Day June 15th

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.

This 10 fluid ounce Mountain Dew Bottle has never been opened and was produced around 1954 according to the label and by the adding of the color red to spruce them up a little. There is some brazing around the edges and some minor scratches in the glass. The glass at the top of the bottle shows great clarity yet and the screen printed label is near perfect with Barney Dew and Ally pictured and the famous "It’ll tickle yore innards!"

This is just one of the perfect gifts for Dad that we carry in our store. We will be offering 15% off all merchandise ordered from June 1st to June 14th in recognition of our Dad, so stop in a take a look at:

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