Sunday, June 17, 2012
Last week, we asked when you learned your father was fallible. Now, tell us the advice you got that you'll always remember.
I remember the advice. I don't always remember to use it. My father was teaching me to drive. Now that I'm teaching my son, I can't imagine how he must have felt to get me behind the wheel those first few times. But one particular piece of advice stuck with me. As I paused at the entrance to a busy street for seemingly an eternity, he just reminded me, quietly: Be patient. There will be an opening. It will come. Don't rush it. I've shared that advice with my son because, of course, it's topical right now. But when he gets older, he, like me, will realize that advice isn't just meant for the driver's seat. Be patient. Now, if I can just remember to use it... Last week, we tried to be a little tongue-in-cheek and ask when you realized your …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This gift guide will keep you close to home with our Father’s Day gift guide, part two.
Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17 with gifts from local shops. Not sure where to go for the perfect gift for you special dad? Look no further; this gift-giving guide from Patch will keep you close to home. Everything included in this guide was found at shops in Ladue and Frontenac. We uncovered some of the most unique ideas that are sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. If you give him the Big Green Egg, it will make you smile too and make both of your tummies happy. With the Stanley Screwdriver set shown here, he will have the tools he needs to complete those honey-dos around the house. That may not make him happy, but the golf game afterward will. Dad can use his new Bristle Tees by Perfect Solutions. They promise longer, …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Patch makes shopping easier with the Father’s Day gift guide full of ideas from shops in Ladue.
Since the first Father’s Day celebration on June 19, 1910, fathers have been honored in America on the third Sunday in the month of June. This year Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 17. Families honor fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers and father-figures in many ways, including gift giving. Traditional gifts are often centered on golf, outdoor cooking, home and garden tools, sports and anything deemed as manly. To help you find the perfect gift for your dad, Patch has compiled a gift guide full of great ideas you can purchase close to home. We found cute ideas, clever products to help organize the golfer in your family and a gas grill so amazing that it is sure to make your dad the talk of the neighborhood. The best …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
With Father's Day approaching, can you share a story of the day you realized even Father doesn't always know best?
I was in my mid-teens the year my family set up for dinner at an old wooden beach house. My father was rigging a small 12-inch charcoal grill so we could use it to make hotdogs out on the wooden deck, even though he couldn't find the legs for the grill. He pulled a pot out of the kitchen as a base, set the grill on the pot, put the whole contraption on the wooden deck, and commenced lighting the coals. I looked cockeyed at the contraption, wondering why the heat of the coals wouldn't flow through the grill, through the pot and onto the wooden deck. But he was my father! Surely he must know something I didn't know. He didn't. Within a few minutes, a scorch mark appeared on the deck—a mark on the rented beach house deck that ultimately took …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Patch offers some interesting facts that you might not have known about our nation's fathers.
Father's Day started in 1909 when Sonora Dodd listened to a Mother's Day sermon and decided that fathers needed a special day, too. Dodd's father was a Civil War veteran who raised six children by himself after his wife's death. A date in June 1910 was chosen because Dodd's father was born in June. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, and in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day into law. Sources:
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"Patch" tracks down Father's Day gifts across the area that are sure to make dads happy.
Sunday is Father's Day and Ladue-Frontenac Patch has located some great finds at area stores to get your dad this year. Any present starts with a hilarious or serious card, and Walgreens has tons of options available. Make Dad Proud The items that say "World's Greatest Dad" or something along those lines might be cheesy, but they also are the perfect sentimental gift to show your dad how much you appreciate him. In addition to the cards, Walgreens also has several dad-themed balloons ($2.99 each) and "Most Valuable Dad" bobbleheads ($6.99). The Sporting Life The Cardinals Clubhouse store in the St. Louis Galleria has tons of items that make great gifts for dad, including a T-shirt ($22.99) that has "Dad" written on the back where you woud …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Ignore the cicadas and enjoy the first stirrings of summer, albeit it HOT stirrings.
School is out, summer camps are in full sway, with old schedules tossed out and space being made for new ones. Make room on your schedule or your child’s for these events. Monday, June 6. St. Joseph’s Academy, 2307 S. Lindbergh Blvd., is beginning its roster of summer camps today. Tuesday, June 7. Nothing says summer like buying new beach stuff, and Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac, 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd. will give you a chance for that at its Camp Gorgeous in the cosmetics department. Stock up on all the season’s beauty essentials and receive a NM tote with an $85 purchase of cosmetics or fragrances. 314-567-9811. www.neimanmarcus.com. Tuesday, June 7. Bissinger’s at Plaza Frontenac, 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd. continues its half price …