Father’s Day is Sunday which means most of us sit around trying to figure out what to get the guy who has already purchased the things he really wants. I was not very good at buying gifts for my dad. In fact, if it weren’t for my wife, it would have been pretty pathetic. 

My wife is so good, she got me a Father’s Day gift a month ago, because she knew I needed it. It’s a new pool robot that keeps the never-ending Southern Utah dirt out of the pool. I’m always good with new tech, especially if it’s a robot.  

I also appreciate a good meal. I don’t mind if this is at a restaurant or at home. I don’t even mind doing the grilling. And a household full of kids and grandkids makes me happy.  

If you are struggling with a Father’s Day gift this year, maybe try a tech gift, a good meal, a gift card to a favorite store or even Amazon. If you just want to make a homemade card, here’s some of my favorite Father’s Day quotes from a website that has a hundred of them. Some are sentimental, others are funny. 

 “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” —William Shakespeare 

 “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” —Steve Martin 

 “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.” —Jerry Seinfeld 

 “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” —Charles Wadworth 

 “My father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.” —Spike Milligan 

 “A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.” —Knights of Pythagoras 

 “The best dads get promoted to grandpa.” —Unknown 

 “There are three stages of a man’s life: he believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.” —Unknown 

 “Father!—to God himself we cannot give a holier name!” —William Wordsworth 

Happy Father’s Day and good luck in your gift giving. 



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