Humorous Father's Day Story : Books About Fathers

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After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed one night, his parents heard sobbing coming from his room.

Rushing back in, they found him crying hysterically. He managed to tell them that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking was helping.

His father, in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from Sammy's ear. Sammy was delighted.

In a flash, he snatched it from his father's hand, swallowed, and then cheerfully demanded, “Do it again, Dad!”


Books About Fathers


For Children:


  • A Perfect Father’s Day, by Even Bunting and Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
  • Biscuit Loves Father’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories
  • Father’s Day by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell

Fathers Day Fun Facts – Tie Still Top Gift

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  • More reverse-charge (collect) telephone calls are made on Father's Day than on any other day.
  • Neckties lead this list of Father’s Day gifts.
  • Father's Day is the fifth most popular card-sending holiday, with an estimated $100 million in card sales. Husbands, grandfathers, uncles, sons and sons-in-law are honored as well as father.
  • 66.3 million
    Estimated number of fathers across the nation today.
  • The word “Dad” dates back to the sixteenth century, or possibly even earlier? It may have originated with the Welsh word “Tad” (meaning father), which later mutated to Dad. The word “Father” is derived from the Old English “Foeder”.
  • The world's oldest living man, Methuselah, lived to be 969 years old. (Genesis 5:27)
  • Some famous fathers include Brad Pitt, Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Booker T Washington Quotes: Wisdom of Booker T Washington

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About Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)


Lecturer, Civil Rights & Human Rights Activist, Educational Administrator, Professor, Executive Founder of Tuskegee Institute


Dedicating himself to the idea that education would raise his people to equality in this country, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Washington became a teacher. He first taught in his home town, then at the Hampton Institute, and then in 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.




“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”

Booker T. Washington


“You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.”


“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

Booker T. Washington


  “I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.”  – Booker T. Washington


 “Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.”


“One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.”

 Booker T. Washington


“No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.”

 Booker T. Washington


      “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”


 “At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.”




Business Vocabulary Builders :Glossary Blamestorming, 404,


Terms become part of business life because they entertain and capture a moment from real life. Enjoy a few that we’ve collected for you.

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ADMINISPHERE:  the rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file.  Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate of irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.


BLAMESTORMING:  Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.


OHNOSECOND:  That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake.  (Like hitting send on an email by mistake).


SEAGULL MANAGER:  A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.


CUBE FARM:  An office filled with cubicles.


404:  Someone who’s clueless.  From the World Wide Web error Message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested site could not be located.


PRAIRIE DOGGING:  When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.


MOUSE POTATO:  The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.


SITCOMs:  Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.  What Yuppies get into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.


STRESS PUPPY:  A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.


SWIPEOUT:  An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.


XEROX SUBSIDY:  Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.


IRRITAINMENT:  Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them.


PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE:  the fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.  Often feel like doing this to my computer….


GENERICA:  Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.



WOOFS:  Well-Off Older Folks.

Happy Graduation – Say It With Cash

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Nearly 30 percent of American’s have a graduate on their gift list this month. Nearly all of those shoppers (90%) will be giving one of two basic gifts that are sure to please.  According to researchers, we plan to says “Congratulations Grad” with cash or its electronic twin, the Gift Card.  We will be spending about $50 per graduate and that brings the total graduate gift spending to $4.5 Billion.



  • Gift Cards – 31.3 percent
  • Cash – 48.8 percent
  • Electronics – 11.5 %
  • Apparel – 9.1%



Parents and grandparents will spend the most on graduation gifts this year, with the average American over the age of 45 spending over $110 on gifts.


Sources include BIGResearch and Kamaron Institute


Kids And Teachers Humorous Moments


Parenting and teaching are sure to bring hilarious moments like these conversations reported by teachers.

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TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />North America.

 MARIA: Here it is.

 TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?

 CLASS: Maria!



 TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell “crocodile?”


 TEACHER: No, that's wrong

 GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.



 TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?


 TEACHER: What are you talking about?

 DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.



TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.


About Mothers Day

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Mother's Day: On the second Sunday in May, American children of all ages treat their mothers to something special. It is the one day out of the year when children, young and old, try to show in a tangible way how much they appreciate their mothers.


<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />England was one of the first countries to set aside a day to recognize mothers. In the eighteenth century when many people worked as household servants for the rich, “Mothering Sunday” was reserved for them to return home to be with their mothers. Though this custom stopped when the Industrial Revolution altered the working and living patterns of the people, one Sunday for Mothers was established as a holiday in the twentieth century.


In the United States, Mother’s Day did not become an official holiday until 1915. Its establishment was due largely to the perseverance and love of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna’s mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her father served as minister. As a girl, Anna had helped her mother take care of her garden mostly filled with white carnations, her mother’s favorite flower. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her. On the same Sunday in Philadelphia, their minister honored Mrs. Jarvis and all mothers with a special Mother’s Day service. Anna Jarvis began writing to congressman, asking them to set aside a day to honor mothers. In 1910, the governor of West Virginia proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day and a year later every state celebrated it.



Teenagers: Actions- Back off Brands, Read News, Spend Parents $


If parents and the general population finds themselves concerned about teen’s reading habits.. according to one recent research study, teens are reading newspapers, and spending their own and their parents money.

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In a study done by Teenage Research Unlimited for the Newspaper Association of America, they found that teens do read newspapers—54% spent on or more hours reading one last week. The study also shows the importance of this market group and understanding the area of expanding growth.


With 46% of teens (12-17) expecting to spend more money, rather than 15% expecting to spend less money, over the next year. Teens say they spend $74 a week (money of their own and their parents’ money), with an average of $73 spent on their last online purchase.  One other interesting trend is that teens used to have wear completely brand names, now they feel one expensive item in their ensemble works.

Pew Internet Reports Difference Woman Men Internet Use


Differences between men and women are even found in their use of the Internet. According to PEWInternet who released a report which finds that “men value the Internet for the breadth of experiences it offers, and women value it for the human connections.”

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This statement is backed up by their findings that men have a higher intensity of Internet usage with more time spent online and men are more likely than women to try the latest technology. Men are more avid consumers of finding information online with a wide range of interests (from financial to political news).


Women on the other hand, spend more time online deepening relationships with people. They use email and the Internet more as a communications tool. Their online information gathering on personal time tends to be related to health and religion, but consider the array of information as a “glut.”  For business, searching and use activities for business there is little to non difference in use or interest.


Kamaron Institute Technology Business Resources

Shopping For Mothers Day Gifsts

 MOTHER’S DAY, Business Facts – Retail Shopping  

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Moms throughout the nation can expect the royal treatment this year on Mother’s Day. spending this year is anticipated to surpass $15.5  billion. The average person plans to spend nearly $140.00 up nearly $20 from 2006 , say Big Research and NRF.

The study found that the majority of consumers plan to celebrate this year. Shoppers plan to spend nearly $1.6 billion on clothes and accessories (37.0%), $2.1 billion on jewelry (32.8%), $2.3 billion on flowers (72.4%) and $2.8 billion on a special dinner or brunch at their favorite restaurant (61.0%).

Other popular items include flowers (67.6%), greeting cards (85.4%), gift certificates or gift cards (31.9%), electronics or computer related accessories (6.7%) and books and CDs (25.8%).

One explanation for an increase in spending could be that people are celebrating “all the moms they know” on this special day. Shoppers will also make sure to pick up something for their wife (20.7%), daughter (9.1%), grandmother (8.5%), sister (7.0%), friend (7.0%) and other relatives (12.3%).

Mother’s Day is the third most-popular Mother’s Day for sending greeting cards, behind Christmas and Valentine’s Day, according to the Greeting Card Association.

·         Not surprisingly, men will spend more than women with the average man expected to drop at least $148.51 on mom, compared to women who are expected to spend $97.72.

Online shopping for Mothers Day at about 17 %
Greeting card/gift stores, jewelers, florists and electronics stores will be the favorite place to shop this year for gifts of all kinds.

  • Mother’s Day ranks second only to Christmas in the purchase of flowers, according to the Society of American Florists. Of flowers purchased for Mother’s Day, 45.0 percent are expected to be cut flowers, 32.0 percent will be outdoor bedding and gardening plants, and 22.0 percent will be flowering and green houseplants.


References: nrf, us census bureau, national association of florists