BANGOR — This year’s Father’s Day was a sun-filled mid-80-degree day with many families out and about celebrating the holiday.
“I told my dad Happy Father’s Day, he and my mother went out for angler’s got some seafood,” Hampden Resident Ben Dunroe said.
There were people taking their dads out for meals downtown, walking along the trail on the waterfront, or even getting on boats on the Penobscot River.
One Bangor resident said he spent Father’s Day on the waterfront with his wife having a picnic, feeling great after getting the ‘Happy Father’s Day” texts and calls from his three different out-of-state daughters.
He also said the holiday means something special.
“Well, first of all, I’m a father and I’m grateful for that. When I think of father’s day I think of my own father, dad’s been dead for 46 years and I think of him every day. And he was absolutely the G.O.A.T of fathers, of dads okay,” said Shawn Dowd.
Dunroe said he thinks fathers like being appreciated, just everyone else does, even if they don’t stereotypically show it.
“They appreciate it more than they let on,” Dunroe said.
“I think it’s good to know that you still have that connection even as you get older,” Dedham Resident Emily Greene added.