Father’s Day – I hate it.

OK, this has nothing to do with music or lighting technology.  Nor does my view represent those of any others here at WindWorks Design.  But I absolutely detest Father’s Day.  It’s a holiday that is nothing more than commercial exploitation to get everyone to spend money on cards, dinners, flowers, and gifts.

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According to a Wall Street Journal article from 6May2010 about Mother’s Day, written by Stephanie Simon, Anna Jarvis “spent years lobbying for a holiday to honor matriarchs”.  The article goes on to say that Anna Jarvis “envisioned a somber day marked by the wearing of carnations”.  And she spent the next 25 years decrying the commercialized holiday and “warned children not to debase their mothers by showering them with trinkets….”.

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So apply the above to Father’s Day.  My children are welcome to wish me a nice day, and then let’s just get on to enjoy life as we try to do every day.  Skip the stupid gifts and have a fun day!

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