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My Dad’s Death Made Me Dread Father’s Day — But Here’s Why I’ll Still Celebrate It

I don’t like Father’s Day.

Not because it is a holiday used by companies to make money — but because my dad is dead.

In case you have not been on the internet, watched TV, listened to the radio, read a newspaper, or went to a store recently, this Sunday is Father’s Day: a card-company holiday to say “Thanks Dad for being you,” or some other similar cliché. My dad unexpectedly died a little over a year ago, and I seethe when I see advertisements reminding me to “Buy something Dad would love for Father’s Day.” I want to shout at those advertisers that [READ MORE]

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