San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
In honor of Father's Day, thelefthandstore.com celebrates the left-handed dads all around us, as well as famous left-handed fathers through history. From America's first dad, Barack Obama, to England's Prince Charles; from movie stars like Brad Pitt who, with his lefty wife Angelina Jolie, now counts six children, to the legions of southpaw baseball players, following in the steps of Babe Ruth, left-handed fathers have captured the minds and imaginations of their own and thousands of other kids.
Lefty's would like to call attention to some of the accomplishments of left-handed dads. Their ranks include: 5 out of 7 of the last U. S. Presidents (Obama, Clinton, G. H. Bush, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan - though Reagan was forced to switch as a child), as well as many of their major presidential opponents, including John McCain, Ross Perot, and Bob Dole; movie stars, entertainers and heartthrobs such as Robert DeNiro, Robert Redford, Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau, Jim Carrey, Pierce Brosnan, Jon Stewart, and a host of others; sports legends such as Mark Spitz, Kenny Stabler, Randy Johnson, John McEnroe, and Yogi Berra, as well as notorious stars like O.J.Simpson and Barry Bonds; well-known left-handed writers, artists, and musicians including Mozart, H. G. Wells, David Byrnes, Art Garfunkel, Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Jim Henson, and the Everly Brothers. These fathers' left-handedness has been a trial in one way or another for each of them, though this is a story seldom told.
Left-handed fathers are especially prevalent among political leaders - the fathers of nations as well as of their own families. From Ramses II in 1290 B.C., through Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Napoleon, even Mahatma Ghandi, to today's proliferation of lefty presidents and prime ministers, left-handed fathers have shaped the history of nations and the world to a degree far out of proportion to their representation among the general population. Studies mapping brain function have shown that left-handers have skills at visualizing three dimensions and strategic thinking which may underlie this phenomenon, as reported in Melissa Roth's fascinating book, The Left Stuff.
Though many famous historic left-handed leaders may have concentrated on leading their nations, lacking the time for their own families, those character traits defining their leadership - the ability to inspire, to care about their people, to plan complex campaigns and to understand the issues of a disparate variety of interest groups - are also those that make less famous fathers really great dads.
The children, spouses, and friends of left-handed dads are especially fortunate. Lefty's invites the friends and families of these left-handed fathers to celebrate not only their fatherhood, but also their handedness, on Father's Day.
For interesting and especially thoughtful Father's Day gifts for left-handed dads, including items ranging from the Left-Handed Household Tools Set, Left-Handed Watches, Left-Handed Swiss Army Knives, and Left-Handed Boxer Shorts, to a huge selection of left-handed scissors and left-handed kitchen tools, visit Lefty's stores at Pier 39, San Francisco, Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and at Old Town Kissimmee, FL.