Being A Dad- Father’s Day Piece

Greetings, I am Damien Skye Knight, Oto-san (Father) of two children. My partner and fellow dad is Aaron Knapp. My eldest at 12 is Jayson Knapp and my youngest is Cera Knapp at 10 years old.

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The History of Father’s Day

The History of Father’s Day: An essay on Father’s Day origins.

By: Damien Knight

The barbeque is lit and hotdogs are on the grill, kids are playing and Dad is wearing his grilling apron. It’s that time of year again, Father’s Day.  You watch your dad crack a cold one and laugh about the gaudy tie your mom bought for the occasion. Then it comes to mind, how did Father’s Day get it’s start?

While Mother’s day was established in 1908, it took another 6o years…

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The History of Father’s Day

By: Damien Knight The barbeque is lit and hotdogs are on the grill, kids are playing and Dad is wearing his grilling apron. It’s that time of year again, Father’s Day.  You watch your dad crack a cold one and laugh about the gaudy tie your mom bought for the occasion. Then it comes to mind, how did Father’s Day get it’s start? While Mother’s day was established in 1908, it took another 6o years…

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The History of Father’s Day

By: Damien Knight

The barbeque is lit and hotdogs are on the grill, kids are playing and Dad is wearing his grilling apron. It’s that time of year again, Father’s Day.  You watch your dad crack a cold one and laugh about the gaudy tie your mom bought for the occasion. Then it comes to mind, how did Father’s Day get it’s start?

While Mother’s day was established in 1908, it took another 6o years for Father’s day to become an official National Holiday. The first unofficial Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910 but it did not pick up right off like Mother’s day. Mother’s Day was officially started by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother and backed by a retail store. People of that time felt father’s did not garner the same affection as mothers. It would not be profitable.
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My Quiet Place

By: Damien Knight

I looked up the steep, snow-covered hill, and then looked over to my father. He looked tired and drained. I was glad to have him with me. My father was in the Army and he had recently returned from the field and soon would leave our home in Germany for Bosnia. I wanted to show him my favorite place to think before he left.

“It’s just up Suicide Hill, Dad, in the woods that line it. You can see the sunset there and it’s very beautiful,” I said.
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