Mrs. John Dodd first proposed the idea of "Father's Day" in 1909 in honor of her father, William Smart who raised six children after his wife died in childbirth. He raised six children by himself on a rural farm in Washington State. It was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children. Father's Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful "Dads".
Realtor for 28 years, musician, animal lover, sports and nature enthusiast, and passionate about health and nutrition, and the very proud wife of Keith and proud mother of Greg.