Fathers Day / March 4, 2019 / Cecelia Montgomery.
He would never mention it. He didnt want thanks. He knew wed appreciate it and love him all the more. Dad always worried about his girls. One time he stayed on the phone with one of my sisters while she used a pressure cooker to can. He was worried shed somehow blow it up. He even told her to put her baby outside in the playpen while she was using the pressure cooker! Yes my Dad was a quiet man. He loved to read he loved to watch the Brooklyn Dodgers on TV he loved to have his girls do easy chores for him and he loved to spend time with his family and have a grand (simple) meal prepared for him. His wife - and his girls - could cook.
The best gifts for dad should be according to your fathers choice otherwise they will have of no use to him. As you are quite closed with your father so you have a clear hang of his taste and preferences. Does he burn midnight oil to read the novels? If yes then pay a visit to the bookstores and choose some popular novels. It is better to combine the classic novels and short stories. Nothing can match utility of the great books to a book-worm person like your dad. May be he will consider the books as the best fathers day gifts he has ever had. Photo frames are the all time favorite whatever be the occasion.
This is how we showed our love not just on Fathers Day but throughout the year. We made Fathers Day special by simply telling him how much we loved him and by cooking him anything he wanted. Remembering and thanking your father on Fathers Day need not be difficult and probably doesnt need to include buying a tie. But dont forget the old saying "The way to a mans heart is through his stomach." Often it is true. Surprise your Dad or your Grand Dad or your husband with some culinary delights and his favorite beverage or two. And barbecuing is often a hit for Dads day if the weather is good.
I think he thought wed "break." But Dad would do the quiet things with us like telling stories about far away places where we could raise giant cabbages hunt for gold or drill for oil. His stories were exciting and sometimes very funny - at least to his four daughters. Wed fall to sleep at night thinking about going on adventures with Dad. We never knew what to buy for Dad on Fathers Day. Of course wed ask but his answer was always the same. "I have everything a Father could want including all the ties I can ever use." Ties were "out." What was left? Then we caught on to what Dad really liked not just on Fathers Day but on days whenever he needed something on wanted something.
Another good way to celebrate this special day is to prepare a Fathers Day dinner. Prepare your Fathers favorite foods. If you dont know how to cook ask your mother to help or dial in the delivery number of his favorite restaurant. Always make sure that everybody is present on the table. Have fun talk and enjoy! Give him some Fathers Day sweets for desert. Every Fathers Day I am reminded how fortunate I was to have a Dad like mine. My Dad was "Number One" and yes I miss him. But I never bothered to buy him a tie. My sisters and I knew what he wanted more. My Dad was a very quiet gentle caring father of four girls - no boys! Thinking back I am sure Dad was a little "over his head" with all of us girls. I dont think he really knew what to do with us. "No rough-housing" was a standard phrase my Dad would use.