It's a day to celebrate good dads, and remember good ones who are gone

21 June 2020 - 00:00 By

Father's Day, like Halloween and Juneteenth, is a tradition made popular in the US, whence it spread to the rest of the world. In Greenwood cemetery in Spokane, Washington, is a gravestone with this inscription: "Sonora Smart Dodd, Founder of Father's Day, 1882-1978."

Sonora's father was William Smart, a veteran of the American Civil War who single-daddedly raised Sonora and her five brothers after their mother died in childbirth...

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