Tag Archives: Father’s Day

“My Dad’s Hands” by David Ketter, a Father’s Day Poem

A man remembers something special about his father

On June 18 of this year, the third Sunday of the month, the United States celebrated Father’s Day. Father’s Day was first observed throughout Catholic Europe on March 19 during the Middle Ages. As time passed, people began to celebrate … Continue reading

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Beating Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Father and Daughter’s Strength

Why father Mark Cox photographed his daughter's battle against lymphocytic leukemia

This Father’s Day, we look to the courageous and creative efforts of one dad: Mark Cox. In 2010, Cox’s family discovered that their 11-year-old daughter, Sarah, had acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The years to follow would be tumultuous, challenging and … Continue reading

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“Father” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A poem about appreciation and rememberance for our fathers as we approach Father’s Day

As we approach Father’s Day this Sunday, it becomes particularly important to make time for our fathers by sending them a card or remembering to give them a call. For those of us who still have our fathers in our … Continue reading

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Loss of a Famous Father

Kate Rothko Prizel still mourns the loss of her father forty years after his famous suicide.

After losing her father, the painter Mark Rothko, to suicide and her mother to cardiovascular disease shortly after, the nineteen-year-old Kate Rothko Prizel thought she and her then-six-year-old brother would be fine. They were in the midst of the New … Continue reading

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