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Inside This Issue ■ Great gifts for Dad ■ celebrating new dads ■ day trips for father’s day ■ memorable tv dads ■ fun facts and more!



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Great Father's Day Gifts for Dad Father's Day is right around the corner and that means many children, spouses, and other family members will be scrambling to locate the perfect gifts for the men in their lives.


ut away those coupons for neckties and remote control caddies. There's a good chance Dad wants something a little less cliché and more in tune with his interests. If you think carefully about gift ideas, there's

bound to be something that will be a perfect fit. Here are some gift ideas to consider!

Sports If Dad follows a particular team or sport, gifts inspired by his love of a favorite team are a surefire bet for success. Team jersies, game memorabilia, tickets to the next at-home game, or an expanded satellite dish, or cable TV sports programming package are some gift ideas that will coordinate with a sports theme. Some dads also may be content to simply shoot some hoops or spend a few hours at the batting cages.

Personalized Gifts

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Personalized gifts can show that special man in your life that you care about him in a special way. Instead of a run-of-the-mill item pulled off a store shelf, a personalized gift can feature a name, date, or sentiment right on the gift itself. Think about giving Dad a personalized plaque that designates his work area in the garage or a pocket lighter or photo frame engraved with a special message or his name. An embroidered bath robe or a golf bag embroidered with his initials may also be a special treat.

As the adage goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Take advantage of these words of wisdom by gifting your Dad with food or culinary-themed items. Dad may be an amateur chef and will enjoy a cookbook by his favorite Food NetworkTM personality. Or he may have a restaurant he insists on going to all the time, so guaranteeing a gift card to said restaurant will be a hit. If Dad appreciates not only the taste, but also the culture of food, plan a tour of food shops in the area or go on a wine- and cheese-tasting adventure.

G e a r H e a ds Some dads get revved up about automotive gifts, especially if they spend the weekends pampering their prized cars or trucks. If he tends to have a wrench in hand and head under the hood, treat your father to

feel like Make Dad the castle the king of at cater to with gifts th tastes and his unique interests.

some new supplies for his automotive pursuits. Quality car waxes and upholstery cleaners are always in demand. Or give him a gift certificate to his favorite hand-wash, auto-detailing center. Gas station gift cards or a new ratchet set are other good auto gift ideas.

As the adage goes, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach...take advantage of these words!

Techies Some dads get excited about the latest tablets or smartphones. They may keep abreast of virusdetection software or think the technological gadgets sold in those speciality magazines and mall stores are must-haves. Chances are if you spend enough time with Dad you know just what he likes to dabble in, and you can get him an electronic device he'll find invaluable. Although it may seem difficult on the surface to find a gift for Dad that he truly will enjoy and use, all it takes is a close examination of his hobbies and interests to find something he’ll love.

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Make Dad happy with less traditional Father's Day gifts Getting ready to gift Dad for Father's Day? To those heading to the menswear department of their local clothing stores, do not even think about veering toward the tie display. Doesn't Dad deserve something a little more than a necktie?


ather's Day celebrates the scores of fathers who get up early every morning and head to work to provide for their families. It also honors the men who devote their free time to coach baseball practices, lead scouting troops, run behind a bicycle while a child is learning to ride, and so many other fatherly tasks. Every year kids (and their moms) fret over what to purchase for the special man of the house. Maybe Dad has a hobby or interest that makes gifting easy. Too often, however, figuring out a Father's Day present can be a challenge.

Although neckties top the list of go-to gifts, chances are Dad wouldn't be upset if he didn't unwrap one this year. Instead, think about these lesscommon gifts.

" Of t h e m o n t h " club Enroll Dad in one of those series subscriptions that sends him a new item to try every month. From fruit to books, there are many opportunities to find something he'll enjoy. Plus, this shows Dad he's special more than one day during the year.

Food basket If the "way to a man's heart is through his stomach," a gift basket filled with his favorite treats will be a winner. Look for specialty items that he enjoys but seldom buys.

Sports game Buy tickets to attend a game when Dad's favorite sports team will be playing nearby. Wrap the tickets with some team memorabilia, like a new hat or T-shirt.

Dinner for t wo Although Father's Day is to celebrate the special bond Dad has with his children, a father who often sacrifices his time to be with the kids may not have many private moments with the other special person in his life. Arrange dinner reservations for two, so parents can go out and enjoy a little adult time.

F i sh a q u a r i u m Tending to and watching fish can be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Purchase Dad a new fish tank and accessories and make a date to go together to pick out fish to fill it.

Something to make chores easier Think about the chores that Dad does but may not enjoy. Arrange for an easier way to get those chores done. For the father who doesn't relish mowing and tending to the lawn, reserve a lawn-care service for a month or two to ease Dad's workload.

A sports outing to one of his favorite teams is a fun, thoughtful gift for Dad who loves all things sports.

Automotive a c c e ss o r i e s Oftentimes, a car or truck is viewed as an extension of its owner. Dad may adore his ride, so items that will help him wash, wax, and buff it to a pristine vision will no doubt be appreciated.

Think about getting him a certificate to have a full car wash and detailing. Or for a more practical gift, let him know you’ll take his ride to get its oil changed when it needs it next and you’ll vacuum it too! This is a gift he will definitely take advantage of!

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Celebrate Father's Day with New Dads Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in 52 countries around the world. Elsewhere it is celebrated on other days of the year. The concept of Father's Day was developed by Senora Dodd, who listened to a Mother's Day sermon and thought that a similar day for fathers was necessary.


riginally, Father's Day was met with laughter and satire. It was thought to be just another hokey holiday to fill up the calendar. Although the concept was initiated in 1910, it was not until 1972 under President Richard Nixon that Father's Day became an official holiday.

The holiday is celebrated in many ways, most traditionally with gifts for Dad, time spent with the family, and rest and relaxation for fathers everywhere. But what gifts are ideal for the first-time dad? Here are some ideas.

* A night out with his spouse. Find a babysitter and enable Dad to have some time with the other special someone in his life. This is a gift both Mom and Dad can enjoy.

* A T-shirt with his baby's picture on it so he can brag about his pride and joy.

Give a memorable gift to a new dad this Father’s Day.

* A diaper changing survival kit, complete with rubber gloves and nose clip. * A new digital camera so he can snap tons of pictures of his son or daughter. * A day out with the guys, golfing or doing whatever it is Dad likes to do. Every dad can use a break from a newborn.

* A framed photo of Dad with his baby that he can keep on his desk at work or beside the bed.

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Day trips for Dad this Father's Day w r itte n



Dads do a lot on a day-to-day basis, and Father's Day is when they get their recognition for all the helping hands they've offered in the last year. While it was once commonplace to give Dad a tie, shirt, socks, or another minor accessory for Father's Day, many wives and children have begun to ensure Dad's gift is a little more meaningful come his special day each June.


or those who want to think outside the box, how about you think outside the house as well? A day trip with Dad to a local attraction could be just the thing to put a smile on Dad's face


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this Father's Day. The following ideas are just a few of the many day trips in Western North Carolina Dad is sure to love.

Take Dad out to the ball game. Batter up! Take Dad out to McCormick field this the summer to experience Asheville's own minor league baseball team! The Asheville Tourists are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 1994. The Asheville

For the dad who loves his beer, perhaps a microbrew tour could make for a great afternoon or evening out!

Take a day trip out with dad to one of WNC's beautiful rivers for a great day of fly fishing. Tourists have games throughout the summertime and is a great way to spend time together. Dad is sure to appreciate and cherish a day at the ballpark. Just don't let Dad spend a dime all day! Check out for a full schedule of the Asheville Tourists home games, special events, and discounts.

Hit up the golfcourse. For the father who's an avid golfer, nothing could be finer than a round of golf at his favorite course. Spend the afternoon hitting the links with Dad and then buy him a meal at the

19th hole.

Catch some fish. If your dad loves to fish, a day at his favorite fishing hole could be a day of relaxation he's sure to covet. There are loads of places in Western North Carolina that are prime fishing spots. Whether you're searching for Rainbow, Brown, or Brook Trout, you'll find these scenic waters boast some of the best fly fishing around. Small and Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, and more can also be found in abundance around the Asheville region. The French Broad River is a wonderful location for fishing and it runs right through Asheville, so it's super convenient. Other hot fishing spots are Lake Powhatan, Newberry Creek, Lake Julian, Davidson River,

and the North Mills River area. For more detailed directions and fishing spots in the WNC area, visit

Enjoy a "Brews Cruise" For the Dad who loves his beer, perhaps a microbrew tour could make for a great afternoon or evening out. Since Asheville's nickname is "Beer City USA" you can't go wrong with booking a Brews Cruise in the Asheville area. Or take a self-guided tour of downtown’s micro-brewing scene. End the afternoon or night with a delicious meal, and you will have surprised Dad with your ingenuity. Visit for a list of tours, breweries in the area, tickets, and more information. (continued on page 8)

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My Dad, "Preacher Bill" O w r itte n


n May 22, 1931 William McKinley Jenkins Jr. was born to Bill and Alcie Jenkins, better known to me as Granny and Grandpa, on a dirt floor in a tent, at “Stump Town” on “Ugly Creek" in the Crusoe section of Haywood County. “Stump Town” was owned by the Sunburst Logging Company which clear cut timber for the Champion Paper Fiber Company. My Grandpa cut timber for many years. My dad was 1 of 12 children. I can remember my dad telling me, “I didn’t go to town until I was 9 years old.” It was the big town of Canton, NC. Daddy said, “I felt like I was in New York City.” My dad’s family grew up very poor. He would always tell me, “If we didn’t kill it, grow it, or go out in the woods and pick it…we didn’t eat.” These skills my dad learned at a very young age; he practiced 'til the day he died and made sure he passed it onto his two boys and grandchildren. He was a great outdoorsman. My dad was a handsome man. He was 5 feet 9 inches tall with olive skin, dark, wavy hair, and a muscular physique. He was always known for being clean shaven and sharply dressed. When he walked into a room he immediately attracted your attention. He had a magnetic personality. If you met him once you’d never forget him. He was simply a pleasure to be around. He married the love of his life, Ethel Louise Parker in 1953 and for 57 years their love was neverending. Daddy would always tell me how he loved my mom more and more with each passing day.To me, this was one of my dad’s finest qualities. In 1955 he answered the call to preach and thus was tagged for the rest of his life as “Preacher Bill.” He earned his Masters in Theology and his Doctorate in Divinity and helped change the lives of thousands of people throughout the Southeast. His name is recorded twice in the

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My daddy with his two boys — Rick on the left and Randy on the right.

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Library of Congress for “Bettering the American Way of Life” and at one time was on the “Who’s Who” list for having the best personality in the South. One of the “coolest” things about my dad was he could talk intellectually about how NASA launches a rocket into outer space or how to field dress a deer. It didn’t matter to him — he just loved people. In 1961 a son was born to this fine couple. William Richard Jenkins, or as my friends know me as “Rick.” I am one of two sons to be born to this dynamic duo. It was a pleasure growing up in this fine home. There was never any “gray area.” It was either right or wrong, a fundamental that has stuck with me these 50 years. I was taught to live by the “Golden Rule” and that there is a “Higher Power.” While these days this might not be widely accepted, I find that in my life, when this is applied, things seem to go a whole lot smoother. My dad, “Preacher Bill,” lost his fight with cancer on March 26, 2011. At 79 years old he was still letting me and my brother Randy know that if he can “make it,” anybody can. My brother and I took his words literally. Two ole country boys born and raised in Leadvale, Tennessee have tried to make the best of life. My brother Randy is a family man, retired from the military, and now a deputy working with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department. I have a beautiful wife of 21 years, three fine children, and a great career with the IWANNA Paper. I am a veteran of Desert Storm, have had a TV show, radio program, hunted and fished for a living, and was even the Vice Chairman for the Buncombe County Republican Party. That’s not bad for an ole country boy. You see, Daddy, all that hard work has paid off. I have lived for 50 years just to make you proud. You were the greatest teacher. I miss you daily, my memories of you will never fade, and my love for you will never die. 'Til we meet again……Thanks!

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My dad, "Preacher Bill" at Ratcliffe Cove Baptist Church in Waynesville, NC

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Rock out! For the father who still loves to crank up his stereo, consider some concert tickets to see one of his favorite bands. Because Father's Day falls during the warm weather season, there are always plenty of outdoor concerts and festivals to enjoy. Here are some music festivals and fun events you can do with Dad while enjoying some great live music: • On Saturday, June 16, Highland Brewing Company in Asheville will have their first annual AVL

Father's Fest from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment across two stages, including Jacob Johnson, Jim Taylor & Friends, Always Saturday, Rock Academy, David Novak and Tennessee Hollow! The celebration continues with lots of fun and exciting games, BBQ demos, Chili Cook-Off, Speed Stack Competition, Hands-on Science and Wood Projects, the "Man Cave", Face Painting, and of course, great beer to enjoy! Tickets are $20. Visit for more details on the day's festivities! • On Friday, June 15, you can catch

Downtown After 5's free, live music scene. Located on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville, this monthly event is a lot of fun for all ages, and Dad is sure to have an entertaining time. Plenty of local restaurants and breweries will be selling delicious street food and beer, while artists will be selling merchandise from booths, and a stellar music lineup will be entertaining from the main stage. Visit for more information. • Music on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville is a fun, free option if your dad loves bluegrass and

country music. Music on Main Street presents a diverse lineup of oldies, rock, bluegrass, and country every Friday night in the summer, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 828.693.9708 for more info. Be on the lookout for more events and festivals going on around Father's Day. Visit for more ideas.

Run for the hills. If Dad is an avid outdoorsman, a camping trip or a hike is an ideal way to spend some quality time together away from the pressures of everyday

life. Dad may appreciate getting away from it all, and the fresh mountain air can't be matched when it comes to some R&R. Drive up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and stop at the many overlooks and hiking trails along the way. Bent Creek, just minutes away from downtown Asheville, is a great place to camp that's close by. They also have wonderful hiking and biking trails that are sure to give your dad plenty of outdoor activity. Go to for more details on trailheads, campgrounds, and more.

Celebrating Stepfathers on Father’s Day


his June, plans to celebrate Father's Day may include celebrating a number of notable men in people's lives. Those men can include stepfathers, many of whom step in after a divorce or the death of a parent and play a strong role in their stepchild's life. One million American children experience divorce every year. Roughly 65 percent of marriages today don't go beyond 15 years of marriage. Of the marriages that end in divorce, statistics indicate that women often gain custody of the

children and remarry within 5 years. A stepdad may become a part of a child's life and blended families are often the norm. Whether a man is the biological parent or a stepdad, he is often an important figure in a child's life. Come Father's Day, children may want to show their appreciation to the dad in their lives whether or not they share the same DNA or last name. Here are some things to keep in mind. * If both your biological dad and stepfather are living and in your life, think about setting aside time for

both of them. Perhaps the morning can be devoted to one and the evening to another. Or maybe spend time with your stepfather on the Saturday prior to Father's Day and spend time with Dad on Sunday. * Create a collage of images featuring you and your stepfather. Present it to him on Father's Day and explain how he has helped shape the person you've become. * There are cards made specifically for stepfathers. If one doesn't express the right sentiments, create a handwritten card that offers the right words. * Children who have not had the coziest relationship with their stepfather should attempt to use this Father's Day as an opportunity to revisit that relationship and spend time together. It could mark

a meaningful turning point for both people in the relationship. * If your biological dad and stepdad are friendly to one another, think about going out with both of them at the same time. Plan an outing to a sporting event or something they both will have fun doing. * Stepdads sometimes have to play second fiddle and may not find it easy to blend into an existing family. Make it easy for him — let him call the shots and do something he likes. Whether he shares their genes or not, a father is a father to children. Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the unsung heroes in a child's life. You’ll feel good showing them the love and appreciation they deserve.

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Give the Gift that Keeps on Grilling Every seasoned backyard griller has a favorite tool. It could be an oversized turner, a pair of tongs that fits their hand just right, or even a trusty grill brush.


ith summer celebrations just around the corner, grilling accessories are the perfect gifts for dads who are passionate grillmasters!

W i r e l e ss Th e r m o m e t e r A meat thermometer is a musthave for any backyard chef. A wireless one is recommended because it monitors the cooking progress and lets the chef know when dinner is ready, allowing them to spend more time with their guests. Look for a thermometer that offers a pre-programmed menu that allows you to set meat type and doneness.

Silicone Tools Gas barbecues are excellent for high temperature searing and grilling, but hot cooking grids and cooking tools require careful attention. Hot surfaces can melt the bristles on some basting brushes. Silicone brushes, mitts, and basters are heat resistant and safe for barbecue use up to 500°F, making them a better choice for brushing sauce on hot food or removing grilling baskets without worrying about burning or melting the tools. Best of all, they’re dishwasher safe so clean up is also a breeze.

W o o d Ch i ps a n d Smok er Box Wood and wood chips are a great way to enhance the flavors of your grilled favorites. Hickory is used most traditionally in the Southern barbecue belt, and gives a strong hearty flavor to meats. Try hickory with beef or pork. Mesquite is a delicious choice for beef, lamb, or even turkey. Fruit wood such as apple or cherry is recommended for lamb, poultry, and fish.

Consider giving Chef Dad a few different options — he’ll love experimenting and crafting his own special blends!

R ib R ack Who doesn't love delicious, smoky ribs fresh off the barbecue and slathered with sauce? A rib rack makes cooking ribs on the barbecue a breeze because it saves you the trouble of having to turn the meat. It also frees up space on the grill, leaving room for appetizers or other grilled food. Look for a rib rack with an angled design to make basting easy.

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S t e e l F i sh B a s k e t This sturdy stainless steel basket prevents fish from sticking to the grate and also has a flexible design to cook the catch of the day on the backyard flame.

BBQ R u b s Whether you blend your own concoction of spices together or buy it in a store, a BBQ rub is a great gift for BBQlovers! Treat him to a delicious blend of seasonings made with dried thyme, chili powder, brown sugar, onion powder, and more. More grilling gift ideas can be found on-line at

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Memorable TV Dads from Yesteryear F or as long as television has been around, there have been television dads who showcased their greatest feats and faux pas for all the viewing public to see. No Father's Day would be complete without tipping a cap to the memorable TV dads who have served as father figures to many! Here are some dads that deserve some recognition!

Steve Douglas — My Three Sons: One of the longer-running situation comedies of the era, the show about a widower raising triplet sons aired from 1960 to 1972. In an era when single fatherhood wasn't publicized, Douglas showed viewers how this father could step up to the plate as a single dad and do a good job at maintaining a stable household! Frank Costanza — Seinfeld: The show about nothing gave birth to one of television's most memorable supporting players. Frank Costanza was the outspoken, boarish, and overly serious father to Jerry's friend George. Eternally

high-strung, Frank yelled more than he spoke and routinely butted heads with his equally dysfunctional wife Estelle. Fans of Frank Costanza may have enjoyed a similarly quirky character in Arthur Spooner (also played by Jerry Stiller) on The King of Queens.

Mike Brady — The Brady Bunch: It takes quite a man to be the father to three biological sons and three adopted daughters, but architect Mike Brady manages to pull it off. Never short of fatherly advice and time for quiet moments with the wife, Brady is a master at balancing work and family. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable — The Cosby Show: In this ever-popular primetime show, Cliff Huxtable was the lovable dad who reared his five kids with witty one-liners. With the comic genius of Bill Cosby behind the success of the show, and the endearing nature of Huxtable, it's no wonder the show lasted for eight seasons. Homer Simpson — The Simpsons:

There are certainly the Jim Anderson's of the "Father Knows Best" variety of TV dads, but Homer tips the dad scale entirely in the other direction. Lazy, gluttonous, and often halfwitted, it's a wonder Homer was able to hold down a job to care for his family. But at the crux of this underachiever was a heart of gold ... or doughnuts. You decide.

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Ray Barrone — Everybody Loves Raymond: "Newsday" sportswriter and dad to twin boys and a daughter, Ray's biggest feat was being able to head his family unit despite the interference of his parents — who lived right across the street. Ray was an everyman who navigated his wife's mood swings and family stress with not nearly as much finesse as he showed on the golf course. Archie Bunker — All in the Family: Loud, bigoted, and conservative, Archie was the complete opposite of his liberal daughter and her "Meathead" husband. Archie's commentar y may have been offensive and controversial — especially in the time in which the sitcom aired — but viewers could tell he had his family's best interests at heart.

Tony Soprano — The Sopranos: What's a better ally for a son or daughter than a dad who's other family is a criminal organization? Tony may not have many redeemable qualities, but he did his best to keep the family together amid the pressure cooker that was his life of crime. Steve Keaton — Family Ties: It's hard being a former hippie and raising a conservative, Ronald Reagan-loving son. Together with his wife, Keaton did a good job at tackling the tough questions of the 1980s. Al Bundy — Married With Children: Al Bundy served as a role model to all dads out there, showing the world

what NOT to do. Faced with a lousy job, bumbling wife, airhead daughter, and underachiever son, the only thing Al had to look forward to at home was a comfortable couch. Charles Ingalls — Little House on the Prarie: A hard-working frontiersman, Charles was softspoken and always put the needs of his family first. Ingalls showed all dads what it was to be the rock of the family, especially when modern conveniences like running water and cable TV sports were yet to be invented!

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Did You Know?


enora Louise Smart Dodd was born to William Smart, a Civil War soldier, and Ellen Victoria Cheek Dodd in 1882. Senora was the only daughter in a family of six children. When Senora was 16, her mother died in childbirth with her sixth child. Senora stepped up to help her father raise all of her siblings in Washington state. Seeing all that her own father did to keep the family together, and after hearing a church sermon about Mother's Day, Senora decided fathers were

equally deserving of the honor. She approached the Spokane Ministerial Alliance and suggested her own father's birthday (June 5) as a day to honor fathers. Although her efforts began in the early 1900s, it wasn't until 1972 under President Richard Nixon that a permanent observance of Father's Day on the third Sunday of June was established. Senora got to see her dream come to fruition and witnessed four other actual Father's Day observances. She died at the age of 96 in 1978.

More Fun Facts... Fathers are important in more ways than one. Here are some interesting facts and figures about our nation’s fathers! 64.3 million fathers are estimated to live across the nation. 23,270 sporting good stores operate in the U.S., ideal for buying Dad a gift. 140,00 dads are stay-at-home fathers. As of 2008, there were 1.8 million single fathers in the United States. 85 percent of fathers have children under the age of 18. There are two families that have had both father and son as the U.S. president. John Adams and John Quincy Adams make up the first family, and George Bush and George W. Bush make up the second.

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Gifts for Auto Afficionados

Few passions are as strong as the passion a car lover has for automobiles. Auto afficionados are often walking encyclopedias about all things automotive. When it comes to Father's Day, buying the right gift for your Dad who's the ultimate car fanatic might seem easy. After all, any gift related to cars is sure to leave your dad head over heels.


owever, for those shoppers who don't know the difference between an air filter and an air conditioner, perhaps the following suggestions might fare better this Father's Day.

Driving l e ss o n s Auto racing is one of North America's most popular sports, and many fathers out there would love to know what it feels like to get behind the wheel of a race car and put the pedal to the metal. That dream can become a reality, and you can help make that happen for your beloved dad! Racing schools exist for all sorts of racing, be it stock car racing, Formula 1 racing, Indy Cars, and even Kart racing. (Note: Kart racing does not refer to amusement park style go-karts.) Be it novice car afficionados or veterans who spend weekends at work in their garages, racing lessons can make an ideal gift for auto lovers.

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As much as car guys care about what's under the hood, they also care about how their car’s exterior looks. The weather can wreak havoc on a vehicle's exterior, so help your auto lover dad take care of his baby this season with a gift certificate to a nearby car wash and/or auto detailing center. This will ensure the car remains a sight for sore eyes all season long. Just be sure to include multiple trips to the car wash and detailing center, as a car often needs a few trips (especially during the winter) to keep up appearances.

M aga zine subscription Like most industries, the auto industry is constantly changing. What's popular today might be obsolete tomorrow. Help your auto enthusiast dad stay abreast of the auto industry's many innovations and updates with a subscription to a favorite auto magazine. Such magazines inspire car lovers to improve their own vehicles while letting them know the latest trends in the auto industry.

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accessories, which can range from practical gifts like a new GPS unit to more specialized items like a paint gun accessory kit. Shoppers who aren't very familiar with cars might not know which accessories to buy. In such instances, a gift certificate to a nearby auto parts store should work. This guarantees Dad will get something for his car and eliminate the need to return the gift if he already has it.

Tools Auto afficionados love working on their vehicles, and that work can't be done without the right tools. If possible, visit his garage or shop and peruse the tool collection. If anything looks especially aged or ragged, replace it with a newer version. Auto lovers are often particular about their tools, so if you're reticent about buying new ones, take your father to the store and let him choose a gift or buy a gift certificate that covers the cost of the tools that look like they need replacing. With these tips, you're sure to buy something your auto-loving dad will adore and use!

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Some new tools might make the perfect Father's Day gift!

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Meal Fit for a Father Meat and's the Pot Roast with Twice-Baked Potatoes quintessential manly meal. Few Ingredients: fork. You don't want the potatoes 5 lb. pot roast men will turn down a dish of to fall apart. 1/2 cup water their favorite cut of beef paired Remove from the oven and 1 package onion soup mix with a delicious potato. let cool a few minutes. Slice each Salt and pepper, to taste


hildren interested in creating a special day for dads this Father's Day may want to plan a few activities together, such as a game of baseball, hockey, football, soccer, whatever is his favorite. The afternoon can culminate in a meal that will make Dad smile.

Dad does so much for his children. He deserves a special, homecooked meal this Father's Day.

While a burger and some fries certainly qualifies as meat and potatoes, perhaps Dad deserves a little more for Father's Day. Here's a meal that seems complicated but really is quite easy to make. Plus, the end product is a dinner that looks like it could be served in a gourmet restaurant.

Here’s a meal that is easy to make and will put a smile on Dad’s face.

4 large baking potatoes 2 slices bacon 1/4 cup milk 1/2 tsp. chives 1/2 stick butter 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a baking pan, lay down one sheet of aluminum foil lengthwise and then place on top widthwise so the foil overlaps. Place the pot roast in the foil. Add water and soup mix. Fold up foil to make a steaming pocket. Place the pot roast into oven and use a meat thermometer to test doneness when thermometer reads medium, after about one hour of cooking. For potatoes, place cleaned potatoes with skin on a baking sheet. Bake until the potatoes test soft enough when pierced with a

potato in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the middle of each potato into a bowl, leaving a thin layer of potato on the skin.

Add milk and butter to scooped potato pulp and whip with a hand mixer until fluffy. In a skillet, brown the bacon slices until crispy. Let cool and then chop into small pieces. Lay the scooped potato skins back on the baking sheet. Scoop the whipped potatoes into the skins. Top with the chopped bacon, chives, and shredded cheese. Bake again until the potato tops get lightly browned and are firm to the touch. Serve sliced pot roast and potatoes with gravy and a vegetable of choice. Dad will have no problem filling up on this yummy home-cooked meal!

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Bring the Steakhouse Home's the ultimate manly Grilled Chipotle Steak Sandwiches food...which makes it the refrigerator. Ingredients: ideal centerpiece for a meal For the Marinade ~ Spray the grill with non-stick celebrating the special men 1/2 cup favorite steak sauce cooking spray. Heat the grill to or Worcestershire sauce in your life.


his Father's Day, a meal based around steak is sure to be a hit with Dad, Grandpa, or any other men you’d like to honor. Giving that steak an extra "kick" will make it even more of a crowdpleaser. Try this recipe for "Grilled Chipotle Steak Sandwiches," which marries spice, heat, and grilling for the ideal flavor. It's an easy recipe to create for a Father's Day lunch. It's certain to become a family favorite and can be enjoyed again and again this grilling season.

You can re-create those same savory steaks at home with this easy recipe.

1/2 cup lime juice 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped 1 Tbsp. oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. brown sugar Salt and pepper to taste

medium heat.

1 flank steak, or favorite steak (about 1 lb.) 1 loaf crusty French or Italian bread Butter for spreading 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Remove the steak and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Directions: Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Reserve about one-third cup of the marinade and pour the rest into a resealable plastic bag. Add the steak to the bag and allow to marinate for an hour or more in the

Remove the steak from the bag and place on the grill. Allow to cook 17 to 20 minutes for medium-rare doneness, or until desired doneness. Brush the steak while cooking with the reserved marinade — don't use the marinade that was in the bag with the meat.

Slice the bread lengthwise and butter each half. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Put bread on the grill to toast slightly and melt the cheese. Slice the meat and place on the bread. Cut into serving-size portions and enjoy with your favorite side dish. A meatlover’s delight!

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Best Films to watch with Dad Celebrate Dad with humorous and this Father's Day sincere Father's Day quotations

Father's Day is a day to spend with Dad and show your appreciation for all he's done over the years. Many families prefer to tailor the day around whatever it is Dad likes to do the most. For instance, if Dad's an avid fisherman, a day on the water is ideal. For the Dad whose passion is football, a day in the stadium is a real touchdown.


ut what to do if Dad's true passion is film? How about a day watching some movies that are perfect for Father's Day?

Father of the Bride Choose from the original 1950 version starring Spencer Tracy or the 1991 remake of the same name that starred Steve Martin. Both films focus on Dad's struggles with letting his little girl go and the often hilarious side effects of wedding planning and preparing for the big day.

Mr. Mom

Jack, played by Michael Keaton, loses his job, so his wife (Teri Garr) and he decide Jack should stay home and look after the kids and the household in this 1983 comedy. Jack's often clueless approach to the task at hand makes for many a funny moment.

Field of Dreams In one of his many baseball films, Kevin Costner stars as Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball diamond in his fields after hearing voices urging him to do so. Despite protests from concerned friends, Ray trudges on, building the field and eventually reconnecting with his deceased father as a result.

National Lampoon’s Vacation Chevy Chase brings to the screen non-stop hilarious family situations that will make you and Dad laugh ‘till your sides hurt. Take your pick of all the Nat’l Lampoon movies — they’re great family movies to watch!

About a Boy A less traditional Father's Day film, this 2002 adaptation of a Nicky Hornby novel stars Hugh Grant as

Will, a cynical London slacker who lives life entirely for himself. Things begin to change when Will meets an especially memorable 12-year-old boy and his chronically depressed single mother Fiona.

The Godfather If you really want to think outside the box, look to this 1972 classic based on the Mario Puzo novel. Marlon Brando earned a Best Actor Oscar for his turn as Vito Corleone, the patriarch of an organized crime family who must transfer control of the family business to his reluctant son, Michael (Al Pacino). If it's a movie marathon you prefer, follow the original up with "The Godfather: Part II," a film some fans feel is even better than the first.

3 Men and a Baby Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends. It's a hilarious and heartfelt film that tests the true nature of being a good dad. Starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson, it's a fun movie that will appeal to everyone’s tastes!

As we honor the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and uncles in our lives, here are some inspirational and funny words to live by... "To be a successful father, there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." — Ernest Hemingway "Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected." — Red Buttons "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." — Charles Wadsworth "I'm so ugly, my father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet." — Rodney Dangerfield "Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a Dad." — Proverb "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." — Mark Twain. "A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again." — Enid Bagnold "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." — George Herbert "If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right." — Bill Cosby "A father carries pictures where his money used to be." — Author unknown

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