WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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10 tipsfor… ( BEING A GREA T D A D Father's Day – the official day to show appreciation to dad for all he does the whole year round. The calendar dates established to honor dear ol' dad vary around the globe. Fathers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada celebrate on the third Sunday in June. Dads in the Middle Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria celebrate on June 21, our first day of summer, while fathers up north in the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden revel on the second Sunday of November. In the U.S., it wasn't until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a presidential procla- mation honoring fathers and designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day, which then did not become official until 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the proclamation into law as a national holiday. In honor of this special day, we asked daugh- ters and sons of all ages to reflect for a moment and tell us what they believe makes a dad a great dad. Read what they had to say. one Doesn't take away the Wii and DSI games when I'm naughty, lets me watch as much TV as I want, and lets me play games on his work phone. – VIHAAN, AGE 4 two Changes his voice when he reads books and pretends he's the people. – TESS, AGE 5 three Takes kids on vacation and helps decorate the Christmas tree. – CARTER, AGE 7 four Gives advice on the right things; he drives to sports and other activities; he plays sports with me; he spends time with me and listens to me; he buys things I want and he buys my mom things, too. – ANEESH, AGE 8 ) 14 WellesleyWeston Magazine | summer 2012 MEDIA BAKER Y

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