(named after my dad!)
In some ways Father’s Day is a made-up holiday. You might say it is a Hallmark day created to sell Hallmark cards. In other ways it is a great way to stop and honor your father or some father figure.
I am glad that for 25 years I was at a horse show with my dad on Father’s Day week-end. It was usually the New Castle Arabian Horse Show in New Castle, Pa. one of my favorites.
I was able to be with my dad doing my favorite thing and he was doing his favorite thing too. This is a photo of a Father’s Day decades ago at the New Castle Horse Show. This is the original Electric Impulse and we had just won the championship in Arabian Mounted Native Costume . . . on Father’s Day. Although not in the photo, the photo was taken by my dad.
Jewish Prayer Book there is a passage that refers to God,
Nearest as the air we breathe farther than the farthest star.
I think it can also refer to a parent that is not here on earth anymore.
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and to all dads.