Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Here’s hoping all you Dad’s out there have a terrific day.

 According to their local newspaper and Wikipedia - "After Anna Jarvis' successful promotion of Mother's Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a "Father's Day" was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church.  Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father, when in December 1907, the Monongah Mining Disaster in nearby Monongah killed 361 men, 250 of them fathers, leaving around a thousand fatherless children. Clayton suggested that her pastor Robert Thomas Webb honor all those fathers."

Fairmont is my hometown and if I ever knew this I had forgotten.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.



  1. Thanks Larry , Interesting story on how father's day came about, thanks for sharing.
    Hope you have a wonderful day as well.

  2. Wow - I had no idea this was the story of Father's Day. Enjoy your day.

  3. Enjoy your day ... hope your eating something really yummy!

  4. Love that picture.... Happy Father's Day to YOU, Larry.... We drove to Nashville today and George got to spend Father's Day with his beautiful daughter... Very special.

  5. Larry, Nice history lesson! Very interesting... Hope you had a great Father's Day! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. It was nice to see you today. I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day! Love you! ❤️

  7. Happy Father's Day to Larry!

  8. Such an interesting fact...I had no idea. I hope you had an enjoyable day.

  9. Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day Larry!


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