10    Jun 201312 comments

Father’s Day: Memories and advice

Fathers are monumental figures in our lives and are known for giving great advice. The 17th-century poet George Herbert said that “one father is more than 100 schoolmasters.”

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring dads, granddads and paternal bonds, and in honor of the day we want to know how your dad made an impact on your life by participating in our competition (see details below.)

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The day has American roots and was founded in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd.

The first celebration took place on June 19, 1910. Initially, Sonora wanted to honor this day on her father’s birthday - June 5 - but as there was not enough time to prepare, the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday in June, when it is still celebrated.

It was only in 1972 that Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday in the U.S.

In anticipation of Father’s Day on June 16, we want to learn about your favorite memories of your fathers and grandfathers, and the advice they have given over the years.

How did your dad make an impact on you? What words of wisdom did he share that you will give to the next generation?

Let us know by completing the sentence “My father used to say…” in the comments below. One winner will receive a one-year PremiumPlus MyHeritage subscription.

We look forward to reading your memories. How will you be celebrating next week?

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  1. i was allways bothered about being smaller than my friends, my dad used to say, "the best things come in little packets"
  2. My father used to say " So remember: you can not pee upwind."
    He is 12 years dead.
  3. I did not know my maternal grandfather. A diary found: "He flatters the cheats. Who is lying, of the person stealing."
  4. "Don't be such a lunkhead"
  5. My dad died 33 years ago in January. When we talked about cornbread and ask daddy why he didn't like it he would always say
    "Corn is for horses" and if we said our nose was running he would say "and your feet smell" Sure do miss hom
  6. MY FATHER USED TO SAY :IF YOU DON,T PAY WHO YOU OWED YOU WILL PAY WHO YOU DON,T OW,
    THE ONLY PLACE YOU ARE SURE TO FIND FREE CHESSE IS IN A RAT TRAP,
    SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE A GOOD MILKING COW ,THAT GAVE A FULL BUCKET OF MILK, BUT THEY TURNARROUND AND KICK IT DOWN,
  7. My father used to say, "TO PASS ON TO THE FUTURE THE IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PAST IS AN OBLIGATION OF THE PRESENT"...
  8. Once bitten twice shy !!
  9. My father used to say,

    "Watch out for the other idiots on the road!"
  10. My father used to say, That's not the worst thing that's going to happen to you in your life.
  11. My father always said- "if you are not a good sportsman always look like one" (that is clean shoes or boots tidy clothes and clean shaven.
    Another- if someone is looking for a fight, "keep your hands in your pockets"
  12. My father said tell me who are your Friends I will tell you who you are. Henrietta Franks

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