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Happy Dad’s Day to the wonderful fathers, husbands, grandfathers, uncles, best friends, and all the good men in our lives.

Our son-in-law Matt O’Rourke created this ad for Volvo. We posted the shortened spot recently and here is the newly released full length version. The message is sweet for Father’s Day I think. 


Beginning in the early 1900s, the American Father’s Day was brought to Italy, a sort of reverse sharing of holidays! Fittingly, in Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on Saint Joseph’s Day.

Maria Cannova Gloucester Feast of Saint Joseph blessing children -5 Kim Smith 2016Three Generations of Cannovas, Maria’s son Leo, Giliano Mari, and Grandfather

Saint Joseph Gloucester gropp feast Kim Smith 2016

Caffe Sicilia Maria Domenic zeppole Saint Joseph. 2016 Kim SmithFather and Daughter Domeic and Maria making Zeppole at Caffe Sicilia

Groppo Feast of saint Joseph Gloucester Kim Smith 2016Kensie and Grandfather Tony

Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all the Good and Loving, Hardworking, and Fabulous Dads a very


Cornelius Hauck ©Kim Smith 2014Always taking family snapshots, the man behind the camera ~

My father-in-law, Cornelius Hauck, who has been like a father to me since the day his son and I married. My husband is extraordinarily blessed to have grown up with a man such as he. I admire my father-in-law so much for his kindhearted spirit, sense of humor, wit, steadfastness, generosity, interest in and gentleness with our children, and fairness in all things family. He leads by example. My father-in-law is ROCK STEADY!–and turning 90 next year!!! I wish everyone could have a father with all his same qualities–the world would be a much better place for it. He’ll never see this post, but I am wishing him an extra special Happy Father’s Day!

Cornelius Hauck ™Kim Smith 2014 -2

Posting Father’s Day wishes one day early as my time slot comes late in the day.