Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Dad's the Word on This Special Day

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Dad's the Word on This Special Day

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WELCOME

with Weekend Editor, Kiri ten Dolle

TOMORROW fathers around the country will get showered in socks, undies, ties and power tools.

Father's Day might be a bit of an afterthought compared to Mother's Day, but beneath the commercialisation it's the one day in the year we show appreciation for the dads and father-figures who have shaped our lives.

Inside today, Shane Jacobson talks about the close bond he has with his own father, being a dad to four himself and uncovering the truths behind his family's possible Viking past.

The actor made famous by the film Kenny describes his dad as one of his best mates.

"We're mates and that's a helluva thing to have," Jacobson tells Jim Alouat. "I didn't realise not everybody has that.

And of his hopes for his children? "I'd love them to say he was great fun when we were young, he's still great fun and he's become as much a mate to me as a parent."

For me, I have a lot to be grateful for. …

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