Happy Father's Day Papa!
What's a Father, and Grandpapa?

They are a happy mixture
Of a "small boy" and a "man"
And they're very necessary
In every "family plan." 

Sometimes they're most demanding
And stern, and firm and tough
But underneath they're 'soft as silk'
For this is just a"bluff."

But in any kind of trouble
Dad reaches out his hand.
And you can always count on him
To help and understand -

And while we do not praise Dad
as often as we should,
We love him and admire him,
And while that's understood,

It's only fair to emphasize
His importance and his worth -
For if there were no loving Dads
This would be a "loveless earth."

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~