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There are a couple of ways to respond

When a nonfather is wished “Happy Father's Day” by stranger.

He can smile and say “Thanks” or something along those lines.

Or he can say, “What? Have you heard something?”

Father’s Day

Here's a picture of my late father with his B-24 crew in North Africa. (He's in the front row, on the far right.) You can tell that this photo is from early in the war because the Liberator behind them was not fitted with a nose turret. Memorable name, though. 

Just wondering

In Spokane, what year was the peak when it came to giving neckties as Father's Day presents?

How about nationally?

Are you one of Steve Garvey’s children?

Yes, that's impolite.

But considering what we learned long ago about the onetime Los Angeles Dodgers slugger's off-field antics, it seems fair to ask.

Did he father some children here while a member of the Spokane Indians?

If Garvey was your dad, you would be about 42 now. You might have a prominent chin.

If you think it is a possibility, ask your mother if she used to be a baseball fan.

Remember, Father's Day — the special occasion invented in Spokane — is just 31 days away. But there's still time to pick out a nice card.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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