Fathers of Today
This is all about comparing fathers of times past, and the fathers of today...
Today is one of the first Father's Days of our new millennium. Fathers of 1900 didn't have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages:
In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn
In 1900, a father's horsepower meant his horses.
In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's
head, he was a success.
In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell
him when the baby arrived.
In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.
In 1900, fathers could count on children to join
the family business.
In 1900, fathers pined for old country Romania,
Italy, or Russia.
In 1900, a father smoked a pipe.
In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and
whispered, "Wake up, it's time for school."
In 1900, a father came home from work to find his
wife and children at the supper table.
In 1900, fathers and sons would have
heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream.
In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas,
and the kid was all smiles.
In 1900, if a father had breakfast in bed, it was
eggs and bacon and ham and potatoes.
In 1900, a Father's Day gift would be a hand tool.
In 1900, fathers said, "A man's home is his
In 1900, "a good day at the market" meant Father
brought home feed for the horses.
In 1900, a happy meal was when Father shared funny
stories around the table.
In 1900, a father was involved if he spanked the
kid now and then.
In 1900, when fathers entered the room, children
often rose to attention.
In 1900, fathers threatened their daughters
suitors with shotguns if the girl came home late.
In 1900, fathers pined for the old school, which
meant a one-room, red-brick building.
In 1900, fathers were never truly appreciated.