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The Postscript: Father's Day

It’s time to be thinking about Father’s Day — even if all we do is think about it.

The woman who suggested Father’s Day in 1909 was named Sonora Smart Dodd. She was raised, along with her five siblings, by her father after her mother died in childbirth. The idea took a long time to catch on, and didn’t become a national holiday until Richard Nixon was in the White House. If you’re thinking it’s too bad that Ms. Dodd wasn’t around to see her dream fulfilled, you’d be wrong — she was 90 years old. At age 92, she was honored for her idea.

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