From 2013, but it applies in 2014 too.
Happy Father’s Day. Or is it Fathers’ Day?
Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about [Anna] Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June….
In the United States, Dodd used the “Fathers’ Day” spelling on her original petition for the holiday, but the spelling “Father’s Day” was already used in 1913 when a bill was introduced to the U.S. Congress as the first attempt to establish the holiday, and it was still spelled the same way when its creator was commended in 2008 by the U.S. Congress. Source.
So, if Bigfoot/Sasquatch are a new species out there waiting to be discovered, there has to be a breeding population. And if there are families of these hairy biped primates in North America, they have to have males impregnating females – fathers, if you will.
We all seem to feel Bigfoot are good mothers. What of the fathers? Illustration/Alberto Ramirez.
What have reports said of father-behaviors in Sasquatch?
Some indicate that Bigfoot dads are deeper in the shadows that the mothers. Do Bigfoot fathers fill similar roles as male gorillas do with their offspring?
While sightings of babies of Bigfoot occur, and frequent views of about 10-year-old sized Bigfoot children were mentioned in 1960s’ California, seeing the young of Sasquatch is a rarity.
But Bigfoot fathers do show up in an intriguing role. As I discovered when doing research for Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America, Bigfoot fathers appear to actively kidnap young human males to breed with the Bigfoot’s female daughters. Think about it? Isn’t that a touching role for father Bigfoot? From their point of view, it may be a sign of pure love.
As I have written about for years, reports of Sasquatch snatching Amerindian women are more mythical than realistic. The actual sightings, more often than not, are of Bigfoot taking men.
For other insights on abductions and related North American cases, see Chapter 13 of Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America.