Father’s Day Facts

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable Father’s Day.  Hopefully you got to spend some time with your dad or if you are a father, with your kids.

I traveled back to Waterloo this past weekend and was able to spend some time with my dad.  I so enjoy spending time with him.  We grilled out.  We even had grilled Romaine salad with homemade dressing.  After supper we looked around the farm and garden and got updated on the rmodeling efforts.  It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day.

Father’s Day is one time a year when we set aside time to honor and thank dear ole Dad.  Here’s some interesting stats about dads in America that I wanted to share with you.

70.1 million

The estimated number of fathers in the United States.

1.96 million

The estimated number of single dads in America.


The estimated number of stay-at-home dads in America who tend to an average of 369,000 children.

$1 billion

The average estimated amount spent on Father’s Day gifts in America.


The average gift amount spent per dad on a Father’s Day gift in America.


The percentage of people who celebrate Dad by eating at a restaurant.


The year Father’s Day became an official holiday via President Nixon.

If you are like me, you grew up watching sitcoms on TV.  I can remember when there were only 3 channels to choose from.  I grew up watching other families and through the years there have been some really top-notch dads on these shows.  Just for fun I thought I would give you my Top 10 list for the best TV dads through the year.

Top TV Dads

  1. Cliff Huxtable (“The Cosby Show”)
  2. Mike Brady (“The Brady Bunch”)
  3. Danny Tanner (“Full House”)
  4. Michael Bluth (“Arrested Development”)
  5. Tim Taylor (“Home Improvement”)
  6. Jack Arnold (“The Wonder Years”)
  7. Charles Ingalls (“Little House on the Prairie”)
  8. Sheriff Andy Taylor (“The Andy Griffith Show”)
  9. Carl Winslow (“Family Matters”)
  10. Maxwell Sheffield (“The Nanny”)

So do you agree with these?  Are there any good ones that I left out?  What do you think of my order?  There are some really great dads out there and I am glad that we can take the time to honor them.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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