Cecile, our son Jason and I were happy to celebrate our son-in-law Kyle's first Father’s Day, along with his dad Ed Lewis and Gerry, his mother Kim Chien and last but not least our daughter Michelle at their home in San Mateo. We missed you AL.
We had fresh veggies with hummus dip, Jalapeno Poppers as appetizers accompanied by a pitcher of Moscow Mules and Rose wine, barbecued tri-tip, Mexican grilled corn on the cob, Salmon fillet, Zucchini Linguini with cherry tomatoes, Tomato-Mozzarella Stacks with Basil.
For dessert, we had an assortment of specialty cookies, grilled fresh peach and with home-made vanilla ice cream.
Our granddaughter Lyla who was recently introduced to soft food enjoyed some sweet potatoes and avocado.
As usual, we exchanged gifts. The secret is out that I am a Lululemon fan and I was showered with the trendy and comfortable yoga pants and shirts and a bottle of wine and some very heartfelt Father’s Day cards.
Among other gifts, Kyle made out with some Lululemon tops and bottoms, dress shirt & slacks and a novelty miniaturized basketball court gifted to him by Kim to pass the time in between his business ventures and childrearing activities.
Kyle, as you know, being a father is a very special milestone in life and celebrating your first Father’s Day is all the more special because you and Michelle brought Lyla, a little angel into this world who will soon begin to call you Dada. We all wish you and Lyla a life long unbreakable bond filled
with love and affection. She is lucky to have you as a devoted dad and you will both be enriched by the process.
Father’s Day honors fathers and celebrates paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.
Since the Middle Ages Catholic countries of Europe celebrated Father's Day on March 19 which is Saint Joseph's Day. The Spanish and Portuguese brought the custom to Latin America, where March 19 is often still used.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge first recognized Father’s Day. However, due to the massive popularity of
of the festival, President Richard Nixon established it as a permanent national observance in 1972.
Many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the third Sunday of June as the official day of celebration.
Postscript: Happy Father’s Day to all those who are no longer with us including my late dad, Frank Augustine, and Cecile’s late dad, Harry Weiner who are:
“Sadly missed along life’s way,
quietly remembered every day…
No longer in our life to share,
but in our hearts, you’re always there.”