Thursday, June 18, 2009
Dear old Dad
Dear old Dad - what a guy!
For Father's Day, I used to give my Dad record albums of our favorite symphonies. He was a fabulous musician, and I inherited my love of music and any musical abilities I have from Dad.
Maurice's Dad is also gone now, but he was crazy about outdoor grilling, and boy, was he ever good at it! If he were still with us, his Father's Day gift would be something from the table you see here. Hamburger platters, bowls, plates, Oklahoma made chips/salsas/queso, grilling sauces, seasoning salt, and those adorable mustard and ketchup dispensers from Home, Etc.. All Practical and useful....just what he would have enjoyed!
A lot of people don't know what to do for their Dads for Father's Day. I love it when customers want to put together baskets or gift boxes for their Dads. They usually want the following: Horehound candy, chocolate covered espresso beans, coffees, old fashioned rootbeer barrels, lemon drops, and some sort of chocolate covered nut combination. Yup, we sell all of that good stuff, and we usually do a number of gifts that are specially selected for Dear old Dad...the guy who's hard to buy for. Hopefully this year, customers will also appreciate our efforts to focus on outdoor grilling.
Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought her father (and all good fathers) should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day. Father's Day was officially recognized by Congress in 1956, and we've been paying tribute to our dear Dads, Grandfathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles, and father figures in our lives ever since. Here's to Bob Summers and Henry Galoob....may they rest in peace.