I wrote this last year. It bears repeating because not all fathers experience the scenes depicted in TV advertisements.
Fathers’ Day is not a happy celebration for every father. Some feel left out.
The marketing of Valentine’s Day probably causes many who do not have sweethearts to feel left out and lonely. Similarly, women who long to be mothers are likely sad amidst the hubbub of Mothers’ Day, feeling left out. Mothers who have actual children who ignore them on Mothers’ Day are even sadder for being disregarded.
Fathers’ Day is coming up. If your father is still alive, he would appreciate a card, at least, or a call, or both if it is impossible for you to actually spend the day with him. By the way, a text message is not sufficient.
According to the JC Penney ads on TV, all fathers will have a fun picnic surrounded by children and grandchildren, wearing new golf shirts by the new grill. Fathers who see those ads and have that…
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