dog pet Jakie
Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

Father’s Day 2021: A Story Update; A List of Articles; and a Technical Update to a Recent Article

Father’s Day is an annual celebration on the third Sunday of June in the United States in honor of fathers everywhere and has been since 1910 — the day is now celebrated in various ways in most countries around the world — but regardless of its 110 years of history, it is not always a happy day for everyone…

Father’s Day 2021: A Story Update; A List of Articles; and a Technical Update to a Recent Article

…and last year, I shared the poignantly bittersweet story of a friend of mine who had lost his dog after almost 13 years — a story of which FlyerTalk played an important role.

In that article, I had written that he “is excitedly expecting a new arrival to his life — another Westie who was born recently and will be named Jakie, which is short for Jacob Earl III — sometime in July of 2020. Another silver lining is that he anticipates working from home until sometime in January of 2021 — which means several more months of working from home and therefore able to housetrain a new companion; and when feasible, he plans on returning to traveling around the world…

“…so this story will ultimately have a happy ending after all — including the countless memories which Chris has of Jakie, as he will never forget him. Chris told me that “In this dark space and time in which we find ourselves, silver linings always exist.”

Well, I am happy to report that the rambunctious new puppy — curious and friendly to just about anyone — is living happily with his master in a nice house; is regularly taken out on long walks; and his owner could not be happier with him.

A Technical Update to An Article — Which Has Nothing to Do With Father’s Day

Last week, an article called Taxi Cabs in Select Countries Around the World was posted — but the slide shows which were included in that article did not function properly. I contacted the person who sent me the information for the article; and he provided me with updated code.

As of the time this article was written, the slide shows have since worked properly. Please read that article to find out more about taxi cabs which are found and used in select countries around the world — and again, I apologize for any inconvenience that technical glitch may have caused.

Summary: A List of Articles

I like happy endings — especially when they occur after what seems to be the darkest of times.

I have always said that something positive always exists in the bleakest and most negative of things; and something negative always exists in the brightest and most positive of things.

Happy Father’s Day today, Sunday, June 20, 2021 — if you celebrate it.

Articles pertaining to Father’s Day — or to the stories of some fathers and grandfathers in general — which have appeared at The Gate over the years include:

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.


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