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Don’t tie one on for Father’s Day

June 13, 2012

Father’s Day is coming.

We all know Father’s Day as the day before the day men come to work wearing new (sometimes ghastly) neckties they were given as gifts.

The necktie is the ultimate cliché gift for Father’s Day. It’s the default gift, the one we buy when we can’t think of anything else.

We can do better. Men wear ties to work. Giving a man a tie for as a gift is like giving a housewife an apron as a gift. Both convey the same message: Get to work.

We can do better. Instead of giving dad a present symbolic of work, how about a gift that shows how much we appreciate the hard work he does? How about a gift that takes him out of the routine and gives him some relaxing down time?

We have an idea that will make dad smile. It’s a way to show genuine appreciate and to restore his tranquility and recharge his energy. Treat pop to a Night on the Town at the luxurious Rose Hotel for a special price of just $260 – and that includes a $50 dinner certificate to one of the many upscale restaurants within walking distance of our front door. A Night on the Town also gets that special man in your life:

  • One night’s accommodations in a Deluxe King room with whirlpool tub
  • Luxurious bath amenities featuring Organic Natural bath products
  • Rose Hotel bathrobes and slippers for use during your stay
  • Chilled bottle of Champagne
  • Extensive continental breakfast with an eclectic menu
  • Day pass for Club Sport, a local full service athletic club

We’ll even throw in the traditional necktie –a stylish one from Nordstrom, one that dad will be proud to wear when he returns to work.

Nordstrom Neckties
Dad wins by a neck: Stylish Nordstrom neckties are
part of the deal for our Father’s Day special

Make it happen by calling 925-846-8802 and booking a Father’s Day special.

We honor Father’s Day because, like motherhood, fatherhood is one of the most difficult, important and rewarding endeavors life has to offer. Father’s Day has been celebrated since the early 20th century as a celebration of male parenting. It was created after the success of Mother’s Day.

Credit for the modern holiday of Father’s Day is always given to Sonora Smart Dodd, according to Wikipedia.

“Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, born in Arkansas from Spokane, who was also the driving force behind its establishment,” Wikipedia says. “Its first celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them.”

A bill to give Father’s Day national recognition was first introduced in Congress in 1913, but was not enacted. In 1957, Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers. It wasn’t until 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on Nov. 19.

Obviously, genuine recognition of Father’s Day was overdue for many years. We’re pleased, in our own small way, to help honor the men of our community and country who take on this most important task with great zeal and sobriety.

We hope to host a few of these good men on Father’s Day weekend.