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9 lessons from my dad: Pop knows best

Picture: Darcel Rockett’s dad, Michael, enjoys all the gifts his children give him. (Darcel Rockett/Chicago Tribune) by: Darcel Rockett, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune Today marks a new beginning. The Chicago Tribune staff walked into our new home this morning upon leaving the iconic Tribune Tower after almost 100 years. (Readers may recall the numerous goodbyes and remembrances from newspaper personalities). But now, as new kids in the …

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What not to get dad for Father’s Day

by: John Kass, Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune A father doesn’t need that extra piece of homemade blueberry pie with fancy vanilla ice cream on Father’s Day. My wife will tell you that. You’re right, honey. Other things a father doesn’t really need include thick-cut bacon (says the doctor), that bottle of 18-year-old single malt scotch (doctor), pasta (tailor), those delicious au gratin …

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What is the origin of Father’s Day?

BY HEATHER KOLICH On the third Sunday of every June in the United States, sons and daughters across the country honor their fathers with cards, gifts and a little encouragement to kick back. You might buy dad a tie without thinking twice, but have you ever stopped to wonder how this celebration got started? The first recorded observance of Father’s Day …

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