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Celebrating Father's Day

Updated on May 14, 2015

Men in my life

My Dad and my son
My Dad and my son

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A Lifelong Celebration

Recently I went shopping to our local Sadar Bazaar for the regular groceries when I saw a poster screaming at me "21st June Is Father's Day!"

With a four year old tugging at my hand and trying to get me interested in the ice cream that he wanted, I passed the poster by quickly. It was only when I got home and had pushed everything back in the cupboards that they belonged that I got back to thinking about it.

Father's Day

It was not a common concept way back when we were growing up, at least not in India. I think the first time I actually got my dad a father's day card was after the Hallmark boom in the 1990s.

And I remember his "Why are you wasting money" look when he opened it. Yet I think he was pleased with it all the same. After that I must admit I have never been a regular card giver or wished him each Father's Day.

His birthday is also an occasion he hates being made a fuss about. Yet we used to love to do something special for him, my mother and I. It just was our way of saying thank you to him for the wonderful person he is.

I don't need Father's Day

I feel blessed to have a wonderful Dad who has always helped me give my best to the world. He prepared me for life in little ways that I never even realised he had done it. I was running errands and chores when I was still in school that married women find tough to handle even today.

He made me independent. He gave me support. I truly feel that despite my mother's protective nature he managed to let me try out my wings. I had strong roots, it was the wings he let me flutter. I have a lot to thank him for. Not the least of which is the laptop I am typing this out on. This too was a gift from him.

I love you Dad!

I don't need Father's day to give me permission to say it to you. Hope you have a long and healthy life, so I may always have you to turn to for advice.

With Dad at the Barber's

Father and son get haircuts together.
Father and son get haircuts together.

How close are you to your Dad

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Sometimes it's a bit confusing to keep up with the changing dates of Father's Day, so here's the logic behind them. Apparently Father's Day needs to be celebrated on a Sunday- duh - that's the one day he is sure to be home with the kids.

And so every third Sunday of June, don't know why it is specifically that month, is celeberated as Father's Day. Now you know just when to greet Dad!

What Dad taught

Do you remember learning to tie your laces?
Do you remember learning to tie your laces?


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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      My pleasure MaryAnne09

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      MaryAnne09 8 years ago

      Like this hub! Thanks for sharing! :o)

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Ann. Just saw your comment.

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      annvans 8 years ago

      Great hub, thanks for sharing this info about fathers day.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Am sorry to hear that Kiran. It must be tough.

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      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Excellent ! Brings back a lot of memories of my father ....lost him 14 years ago and I still miss him ! will go on missing him..

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Yes Dad it is! :)

      How about the rest of it?

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      ulhas 8 years ago

      that bit about hot oil is definitely exaggerated!

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      ESAHS 8 years ago

      "Very heart warming!"

      "Two thumbs up!"

      CEO E.S.A.H.S. Association

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      Cashmere Lashkari 8 years ago

      Thanks Chris and Sabu.

      Am sending him the link to the hub soon.

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Very nice and caring Cashmere - great

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      What a sweet tribute. I'm sure you make your father proud! Thanks for sharing :D

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks Philipo, I feel the same way

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      It is good to show love and caring. You dad may not say thank you immediately but deep down him, he appreciates your love and concern.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      That's great Lucey. Glad you liked the poems as well.

      Lyla, I know he is very lucky. They share a great bond.

      FP, thanks. He's a great guy and its easy to write about him

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Sorry I didn't see the poems earlier cashmere...they're full of affection for your dad...very nice! :)

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      lyla 8 years ago from India

      cashmere..your son is lucky as well to get to know his grand'father' and when he grows up he too will have wonderful memories of your dad! cheers!:)

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      Lucey Knight 8 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      Really, really good hub. I just bought my Dad a father's day card today. My father and I are very close and I treasure my relationship with him. Thanks for this hub. The poems were really good also.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Hugs to you to Candie

      I know FP, I know

      Did you like the poems?

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Nice! Some people make a bigger fuss about not wanting a fuss..but it does make their hearts smile to know somebody did a little extra. Its the card and gifts given when there's nothing behind it that is the greater loss. Love cannot be purchased at a Halmark store! Thanks Cashmere! Many hugs today!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Fathers....sigh. :)


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