Sunday, June 17, 2012
Last week, we asked when you learned your father was fallible. Now, tell us the advice you got that you'll always remember.
I remember the advice. I don't always remember to use it. My father was teaching me to drive. Now that I'm teaching my son, I can't imagine how he must have felt to get me behind the wheel those first few times. But one particular piece of advice stuck with me. As I paused at the entrance to a busy street for seemingly an eternity, he just reminded me, quietly: Be patient. There will be an opening. It will come. Don't rush it. I've shared that advice with my son because, of course, it's topical right now. But when he gets older, he, like me, will realize that advice isn't just meant for the driver's seat. Be patient. Now, if I can just remember to use it... Last week, we tried to be a little tongue-in-cheek and ask when you realized your …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
With Father's Day approaching, can you share a story of the day you realized even Father doesn't always know best?
I was in my mid-teens the year my family set up for dinner at an old wooden beach house. My father was rigging a small 12-inch charcoal grill so we could use it to make hotdogs out on the wooden deck, even though he couldn't find the legs for the grill. He pulled a pot out of the kitchen as a base, set the grill on the pot, put the whole contraption on the wooden deck, and commenced lighting the coals. I looked cockeyed at the contraption, wondering why the heat of the coals wouldn't flow through the grill, through the pot and onto the wooden deck. But he was my father! Surely he must know something I didn't know. He didn't. Within a few minutes, a scorch mark appeared on the deck—a mark on the rented beach house deck that ultimately took …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch offers some interesting facts that you might not have known about our nation's fathers.
Father's Day started in 1909 when Sonora Dodd listened to a Mother's Day sermon and decided that fathers needed a special day, too. Dodd's father was a Civil War veteran who raised six children by himself after his wife's death. A date in June 1910 was chosen because Dodd's father was born in June. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, and in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day into law. Sources:
Friday, June 17, 2011
Patch tracks down Father's Day gifts across the area that are sure to make dads happy.
Sunday is Father's Day and Ladue-Frontenac Patch has located some great finds at area stores to get your dad this year. Any present starts with a hilarious or serious card, and Walgreens has tons of options available. Make Dad Proud The items that say "World's Greatest Dad" or something along those lines might be cheesy, but they also are the perfect sentimental gift to show your dad how much you appreciate him. In addition to the cards, Walgreens also has several dad-themed balloons ($2.99 each) and "Most Valuable Dad" bobbleheads ($6.99). The Sporting Life The Cardinals Clubhouse store in the St. Louis Galleria has tons of items that make great gifts for dad, including a T-shirt ($22.99) that has "Dad" written on the back where you woud …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Put on the Ritz and rev your engines for great ways to celebrate fathers in and around Clayton and Richmond Heights.
There are many great ways to celebrate Dad this year. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch has these five suggestions: Guys, Grills and Good Health When/Where: Tonight (Thursday) at Mungenast Lexus, Ballwin. Runs from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Why Go: There will be samples of healthy BBQ foods, grilling tips, and chances to win prizes. Doctors from St. Luke's Hospital will be on hand to answer questions about nutrition and health. Cost: $25 for couples. $15 for single tickets. Call 314-542-4848 to pre-register. Garden Benefit Dance When/Where: Friday, June 17, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Why Go: This is the garden's time to shine! Dad and his favorite dance partner can dress in in their summer whites and kick up their heels…
No more hot sauce, golf balls or ties. This year, get your dad something he can show off with pride.
Fathers. Without them human civilization would have to resort to cloning, and if science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that that never ends well. Therefore, once a year we pretend to ignore our paternal figures proclivity to combine socks, shorts and sandals and instead thank both the men who gave us their genes as well as the men who gave us their guidance. Here are our gift suggestions for these powerful male archetypes. Geek Dad If your dad has always drawn you to the light side of the force, it’s time he had his very own comfy terrycloth Jedi robe to prove it. Extra bonus points if you slip a pair of toy lightsabers into the pockets. Manly Dad If your dad not only knows the difference between Scotch, whiskey and bourbon but can …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This week's Frugal Family includes deals for Father's Day and more.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column will be dedicated to giving you eight great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen, just add them to our comment box. This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals for Father's Day and more. Remember to check with the merchants for additional conditions. CUGINO'S Deal: From 4-9 p.m. every Sunday, Cugino's offers a buy-one-…