It’s Dad’s Day This June!
“So, here’s to all the fathers out there! The dads, granddads, brothers, uncles, and everyone who has filled that role of ‘Dad’ — here’s to you.”
Last month was all about moms, so it’s only fair that we dedicate June to the dads out there! My own father, James Porter Jr., is a retired Marine. In Jacksonville, we certainly don’t have a shortage of Marines. In fact, a large portion of the people who
come to see us at Synergy have a Marine connection, thanks to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune and the New River Air Station. Well, my father served in the Marines for 28 years. He traveled all over, along with our family, before deciding to retire here in Jacksonville. It’s great to have him and my mother so close by. We can always count on them to watch our kids and, of course, spoil them. John’s father, John Boyd Sr., is one of our business partners. As I mentioned last month, John’s parents played a big role in getting Synergy off the ground. John Sr. was previously a business owner in the fertilizer industry. We still look to him for advice and insight as business owners ourselves. John Sr. also helped put together a lot of the equipment we have around the clinic, including the clinic’s tables. He is a handyman and something of a sawdust maker. He’s always willing to lend a hand whenever we may need it.
The other big father in my life is, of course, my husband John — the father of our two kids! He’s Dad at home and a business manager at
work. He does a lot of heavy lifting where it’s needed and really helps keep things running smoothly around here.
So, here’s to all the fathers out there! The dads, granddads, brothers, uncles, and everyone who has filled that role of “Dad” — here’s to you. And to everyone, we hope you’re having a great start to summer. Just remember to not overexert yourself — especially on those warmer days. When you need a break, take a break! And don’t forget to stay hydrated! See you out there!
This year is the 110th anniversary of the first observance of Father’s Day in the U.S. (this May was the 110th anniversary of the first Mother’s Day in the U.S., as well). The first Father’s Day was celebrated on July 5, 1908. Just as people had celebrated mothers in May, they also wanted to celebrate their fathers. And why not? This year, it falls on Sunday, June 17, just a few days before the official start of summer. Most of us use the day as an excuse to get outside and barbecue (and I don’t think any dads are going to mind). It doesn’t get much better than spending the day with Dad, grilling up something good and just kicking back.
– Kira Boyd
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