Sunday June 15, 2003
Posted at 11:26 p.m. CDT
BATESVILLE, ARK.--Every year at this time Lorrella Vaughn and her son Joe get very interested in their family history... Especially when it concerns her Aunt Nora...the founder of father's day. According to Vaughn, the father's day story began when the Smarts decided to make a long journey westward through Nebraska.
"While they were going through there, their mother died and the father proceeded on west with them and they settled in Washington state," Lorrella said, "Aunt Nora felt that she wanted to give honor to her dad, and not just to her dad, but all dads, because her dad had raised the family all by himself. Lorrella's son Joe added, "To be a good father is to take care of your family, and this is what she wanted to bring out and to be noticed and all fathers could be celebrated on one time of the year."