about dad's day
How old is your dog in Dad years?
Where does father's day come from?
Poor William Jackson Smart.
A Civil War vet born in 1882, Smart's first wife died and left him with five kids to raise on his own.
He remarried a woman with three kids of her own. Together, they had six more kids. Unfortunately, that second wife also died. Fourteen kids, twice a widower, and yet a selfless, caring father. What a guy.
Much beloved, one of his daughters, Sonora Smart, lobbied for Father's Day in 1910. In 1972, Richard Nixon made it an official National Holiday.
Here's to you, William Jackson Smart. You are probably still catching up on sleep.❤️