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Happy Father's Day 🧔🏻‍♂️ 19th June

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." Jim Valvano "When it comes to Father's Day, I will remember my dad for both being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me on my own to cultivate my own interests and to nurture my own spirit." Jennifer Grant


As it is 'Father's Day' on 19th June, we started by sharing a picture of our fathers and saying a little about them. Some members who were fathers brought pictures of their children. It was a lovely way to start the session.

(It's good to prepare and know family names etc to fill in the gaps if anyone struggles with naming their children.)

(It is also important to know a little about member's life stories, their loves and losses, before engaging in conversations like this.)

We asked what members thought of 'Father's Day' and 'Mother's Day'? Are both days a nice recognition or a gift shop rip off?

We asked members to list the best 'Father's Day' gifts? Our list included:

- Bottle of whisky - Pack of cigars - Aftershave - Gift token - Meal out - Chocolates

We then asked what the worst gifts might be?

- Socks - Pants - Slippers - Tie - Gardening tools - Shaving equipment

We moved on to think about things that dad's enjoy - favoured hobbies and interests (not exclusively male, of course!)

- Watching football - Going to a rugby match - Spending a day at the cricket ground - Watching or participating in other sports - Spending time in the garden or allotment - Fishing - Twitching (birdwatching) - Stamp or coin collecting - Walking the dog - Going down the pub or club.


Next we asked members to complete the following phrases (by way of a shout out) ...

Before you were a twinkle in your father's EYE Father of the BRIDE A bit of how's your FATHER Like father, like SON Experience is the father of WISDOM Old enough to be your FATHER Sugar DADDY Go on my SON Son of a GUN Who's your DADDY Daddy long LEGS Daddy's GIRL Pop goes the WEASEL



A chip off the old BLOCK

The apple doesn't fall far from the TREE Honour thy father and MOTHER Our Father who art in HEAVEN

What did member's fathers do by way of an occupation?


Round 1. UK TV

1. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

2. Name the TV show?

Name the horse? Name the actors?

3. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

4. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

5. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Here are their catchphrases ...

6. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

7. Name the TV show?

Name the fathers?

8. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

9. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

Song Break

10. Which boy band covered this song and had a hit with it in 1995?

Here is the original song -

Round 2. American TV

11. Name the TV show?

Name the two families?

12. Name the TV show?

Name the family members?

13. Name the TV show? Name the father?

14. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

15. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

16. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

17. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

18. Name the TV show?

Name the family?

19. Name the TV show?

Name the father?

Song Break

20. Name as many different types of dance as you can?

Round 3. Movies - Father Figures

21. 'Tiger Bay', 1959

Name the father and daughter actors?

Why was Cardiff Bay previously called 'Tiger Bay'?

22. 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 1962

Who played the part of Atticus Finch?

Who wrote the book?

23. 'The Godfather', 1972

Which actor is pictured here and what was his character's name?

24. 'Paper Moon', 1973

Which real life father and daughter actors are pictured here?

25. 'Star Wars', 1977

Name these father and son characters?

26. 'Three Men And A Baby', 1987

Name these three actors?

27. 'Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade', 1989

Name these two actors?

True or False. There is too little of an age gap for the older man to be the younger man's father?

28. 'Sleepless In Seattle', 1993

Name the actors playing the father and his prospective girlfriend?

29. 'Mrs Doubtfire', 1993

Which actor is pictured here?

What was the character's first name?

30. 'Meet The Parents', 2000

Name the actors playing the father and prospective son-in-law?

31. 'Gladiator', 2000

Name the two actors?

32. Complete these song titles:

- 'Careless *******'

- 'Jesus To A *****'

- 'Club *********'

33. 'The Lion King', 1994

Name the father and son?

Song Break

34. Name Elton John's songwriting partner?

35. 'Billy Elliot', 2000

Which actor is picture here?

Who played his dance teacher?

36. Complete these song titles:

- 'Cosmic ******'

- 'Children Of The **********'

- 'Bang A ****'

37. 'Mamma Mia', 2008

Which pop group's music is the film based on?

Which James Bond actor is pictured here?

Song Break

38. Name the members of ABBA?

Final Songs

39. Complete these other song titles:

- 'My ****'

- 'Just My ***********'

- 'Treat Her Like A ****'

40. Complete these song titles:

- 'Material ****'

- 'Into The ******'

- 'Like A ******'

41. Name the guitarist, who also featured in the Genesis line up?

(Caution. This song speaks of the death of a father. It's a great song though!)


Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? Isn't she precious? Less than one minute old I never thought through love we'd be Making one as lovely as she But isn't she lovely made from love?

Isn't she pretty? Truly the angel's best Boy, I'm so happy We have been Heaven-blessed I can't believe what God has done Through us, He's given life to one But isn't she lovely made from love?

Isn't she lovely? Life and love are the same Life is Aisha The meaning of her name Londie, it could have not been done Without you who conceived the one That's so very lovely made from love Hey!

You could end the quiz with a discussion about what it's like to be a Dad or Grandad?

(Take care, as some father's may have lost children and some may not have been lucky enough to have a child!)

I've been sitting here all day thinking Same old thing ten years away thinking Now my days are gone, memories linger on Thoughts of when I was boy

Pennyfarthings on the street riding Motorcars were funny things, frightning Bow and hoops and spinning tops Annie gretzel's lollipops Comic cuts, all different things

Grandad, grandad you're lovely That's what we all think of you Grandad, grandad you're lovely That's what we all think of you Grandad, grandad

Aeroplanes tied up with string flying Telephones and talking things sighing A radio and phonograph, Charlie Chaplin made us laugh Silently falling about

Familiar things I keep around, near me Memories of my younger days, clearly Now it's in my mind Everyday I find, thoughts of when I was boy

Grandad, grandad you're lovely That's what we all think of you Grandad, grandad you're lovely That's what we all think of you Grandad, grandad

Grandad, grandad

Grandad, grandad


We decided to have a 'Beautifying Session', with hairdressing and nail care provided.

For the male members of the group, we asked who wanted their hair combed and slicked back with Brylcreem. We passed around some old men's aftershaves to smell and members put on their preferred choice. We had 'Old Spice', 'Denim', 'Blue Stratos', 'Brut' and others on hand.

For female members we had some make up, nail varnish and emery boards. As well as perfumes such as 'Sunflowers', 'Anais Anais', 'Lavender Water' and 'Lily Of The Valley'.

We had some incidental relaxation music playing in the background to help with the ambience.


1. 'Bless This House' / Sid Abbot (Sid James)

2. 'Steptoe & Son' / Hercules / Harry H Corbett & Wilfred Campbell

3. 'Father Dear Father' / Patrick Glover (Patrick Cargill)

4. 'Til Death Us Do Part' / Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell)

5. 'Dad's Army' / Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier), Private Frazier (John Laurie) & Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley)

6. 'Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em' / Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford)

7. 'Father Ted' / Father Ted, Father Dougal, Father Jack & Mrs Doyle

8. 'The Royale Family' / Jim Royale (Ricky Tomlinson)

9. 'Father Brown' / Mark Williams

10. 'Boys Zone'

11. 'Soap' / The Tates & The Campbells

12. 'The Waltons' / Zeb (Grandma), Esther (Grandma), John Walton Sr, Olivia, John-Boy, Jason, Ben, Mary Ellen, Erin, Jim Bob & Elizabeth

13. 'Little House On The Prairie' / Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon)

14. 'Bonanza' / Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene)

15. 'Dallas' / The Ewings

16. 'Happy Days' / The Cunninghams

17. 'Friends' / The Gellers

18. 'Frasier' / The Cranes

19. 'The Simpsons' / Homer

20. Can Can, Cha Cha, Tap, Ballet, Waltz, Quick Step, Fox Trot, Tango etc

21. Haley & John Mills

The strength of the currents in the Bristol Channel off Penarth Head

22. Gregory Peck

Harper Lee

23. Marlon Brando / Don Vito Corleone

24. Ryan & Tatum O'Neal

25. Darth Vadar & Luke Skywalker

26. Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck & Ted Dansen

27. Harrison Ford & Sean Connery

True. There were only 12 years between them

28. Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan

29. Robin Williams / Euphegenia

30. Robert De Niro & Ben Stiller

31. Richard Harris & Russell Crowe

32. - 'Careless WHISPER'

- 'Jesus To A CHILD'


33. Mufasa & Simba

34. Bernie Taupin

35. Jamie Bell & Julie Walter

36. - 'Cosmic DANCER'

- 'Children Of The REVOLUTION'

- 'Bang A GONG'

37. ABBA / Pierce Brosnan

38. Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad

39. - 'My GIRL'


- 'Treat Her Like A LADY'

40. - 'Material GIRL'

- 'Into The GROOVE'

- 'Like A VIRGIN'

41. Mike Rutherford

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