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15. At Father's Day
Francesca picked up her seven-year-old son from school
afternoon. Isaac proudly showed his mother what he
made at school that day. It was a
made out of brightly colored construction paper. "It's
Father's Day," Isaac explained. The card was cut
the shape of a man's dress shirt with
drawing of a man's dress tie. Inside the
, Isaac had written the words "Happy Father's Day."
wasn't familiar with Father's Day as it wasn't
celebrated in her home country. So she asked
neighbor Genny about it. Genny told her that
's Day, like Mother's Day, is a made up
in the United States. It is always celebrated
the second Sunday in June. People give fathers
, presents, go out to eat at a restaurant,
do something special that day. "It's a day
show gratitude to your father," Genny explained.
, but she also felt a little bad. While
Father's Day card Isaac made was nice, Isaac's
never wore a dress shirt or a tie.
's father, Tim, wore a uniform to work. On
days off, he liked to dress casually and
. The most dressed up he got was by
a polo shirt.
Francesca had an idea. She
shopping the day before Father's Day to get
husband a surprise. On Father's Day morning, she
Isaac gave Tim a box wrapped up in
paper. "Happy Father's Day," Francesca and Tim shouted.
Tim unwrapped the box, he laughed. Inside the
was the Father's Day card Isaac made in
. Also inside the box were a dress shirt
a tie. They were the same color as
card Isaac made. Tim, Francesca, and Isaac went
door to Genny's house for a barbecue. Tim
the dress shirt and tie.