Catchpenny was a term my Dad often used, he meant it was something designed to purely take money of you by business, government or the ruling classes. He’d have terms Father’s Day “catchpenny” without a doubt and frankly I feel a bit similar about it. Simply put it is a tradition that only started in the 20th century in America so not the long routed tradition that Mothering Sunday (celebrated in March in the UK) has.
I don’t if I’m honest remember celebrating it much with my father ever he died in 1984 maybe it hadn’t caught on here much then, maybe I did but just don’t remember.
Anyway – today I did receive two lovely cards – both thoughtfully chosen and a couple of great gifts that I really appreciated. But what I really appreciate is having great kids who are happy to call me Dad and chose to spend time with me and to buy me gifts given my past I can only be grateful for that.