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How old is Dad in dog years?

 

about dad's day

How old is your dog in Dad years?

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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.

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Here's to you, William Jackson Smart. You are probably still catching up on sleep.❤️

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