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On Father’s Day, Actions Speak Louder Than Ties

Article by Lisa Kaplan Gordon

Father’s Day is Sunday. And you’re wondering how to thank the guy who taught you to wield a putty knife, and to shut the door and quit heating/cooling the outside — for crying out loud!

You could buy him something. But how many World’s Greatest Dad mugs and barbecue mitts does a guy need?

Instead, spend a little time. Do some chore that Dad would otherwise do. Finish a project he hasn’t had time to complete.

You’ll save money — now that will make Dad happy — and show your father how much you care. Here are some ideas:

  1. Hose off and hang up the hammock that’s still sitting in the basement. Scrub stubborn stains with a vinegar spritz.

  2. Dig up that weed tree that’s popped up between the hydrangeas.