CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 98 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 21.6.2020 BLOG 21st June 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 98 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Sunday 21st June 2020

Happy Father’s Day!

We are changing our usual format and unusually posting this post actually on the day as we celebrate Fathers Day in Lockdown.

Father’s Day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In America, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. It is held on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May and June.

Father’s day complements similar celebrations honouring family members, such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents’ Day.

More than one third of Father’s Day cards are funny in nature.

Female shoppers spend 50% more than men on gifts for their Dad.

The rose is the official gift of Father’s Day.

The term “Great White Father” refers to the United States President.

A study came up with the fact that female shoppers spend approximately 50 percent more than men, while buying gifts for their dad.

The youngest father crown was barged by 13-year-old Alfie Patten, in February, 2009, when he fathered a child with his 15 year old girlfriend.

The world’s oldest father was an Indian farmer named Nanu Ram Jogi, who fathered his 21st child at the age of 90, in the year 2007.

In 2006, 66% children younger than 6 were praised three or more times a day by their fathers.

53% children younger than 6 ate breakfast with their father every day in 2006.

71% children younger than 6 ate dinner with their father every day in 2006.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was originally named Michael, like his father. When Jr. was 5, dad changed both their names to Martin.

Hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers feature high on the list of Father’s Day gifts in the U.S.

There are 1.5bn fathers worldwide. Each year, 122m children are born worldwide.

The necktie is the most popular of all Father’s Day gifts, while hammers and golf clubs are also popular presents

Father’s Day the fifth-largest card-sending occasion in America, with almost 100 million Father’s Day cards sent annually. 1.Christmas 2. Mother’s Day, 3. Valentines Day, 4 Birthday?

In the UK 7 million Father’s Day cards are sent each year, compared to13 million Mother’s Day cards

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal starred in the 1997 comedy Father’s Day, who’s tagline was “One kid. Two dads. A who done it”

Famously Mark Twain said the following about his father: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

American rapper Father MC released an album titled Father’s Day in 1990. It included his top 20 single I’ll Do 4 U, which featured Mary J Blige on backing vocals.

In the USA Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent

In 2008 thousands of primary pupils in Scotland were prevented from making Father’s Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who lived with single mothers

This year, Americans are expected to spend over $15 billion on Father’s Day gifts, approximately $133 per person. The National Retail Foundation reports this money will be spent mostly on clothing ($2.2 billion), gift cards ($2.1 billion), and electronics (1.8 billion).

Early history

For centuries, the Orthodox Church has appointed the second Sunday before Nativity as the Sunday of the Forefathers to commemorate the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh, starting with Adam and emphasizing the Patriarch Abraham, to whom God said,

“In thy seed shall all of the nations of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3, 22:18).

This feast can fall between December 11 and 17.

A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508. It is usually celebrated on March 19, as the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. This celebration was brought to the Americas by the Spanish and Portuguese. The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from either the last years of the 14th century or from the early 15th century,[7] apparently on the initiative of the Franciscans.

In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 in honour of men including boys.

Also try these items:


Father’s Day Music





“Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey.” –Marcus Jacob Goldman


Happiness is…being a father of girls


“If you see a crime at an Apple Store, does that make you an iWitness?”


Love is…being a father


5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time for a father to look after his children…A time for children to look after their father
  2. A time for Father’s Day cards…A time for Father’s Day gifts
  3. A time for physical gifts…A time for cash
  4. A time for cash as a gift…A time for an Amazon Gift Card
  5. A time for a meal at the Onn on the Green…A time for a McDonald’s take away with 2 metre distancing on the back lawn




Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          2,255,119              119,719

2              Brazil                    1,032,913              49,976

3              UK                         304,580                 42,674

4              Italy                      238,275                 34,610

5              France                   191,242                 29,571

6              Spain                     245,938                 28,322

7              Mexico                 175,202                 20,781

8              India                     410,451                 13,254

9              Belgium                60,550                   9,696

10           Iran                       202,584                 9,507


UK deaths yesterday 128


Global cases

Updated 21 Jun at 08:04 local  

Confirmed            8,546,919              +146,599

Deaths                   456,726                 +6,291

Recovered             4,195,274              +86,091






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