The weekend arrives with Flag Day today and moves on to the peony show centered at the Myra Museum on Saturday. Sunday is Father’s Day.

And you wonder what is so rare as a day in June.

Long ago, the poet James Russell Lowell wrote, “Then, if ever, come perfect days. Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, and over it softly her warm ear lays. . . “

The weekend at hand has the people at nearby Aneta, N.D., tending the turkeys for dinner in the park on Saturday. Bikers are blazing the trail to the 23rd annual Cavalier Motorcycle Ride-In.

Dear old dad

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And most everyone is thinking about dear old dad with Father’s Day coming up on Sunday. My own dad was an immigrant from Denmark. He used tell me, “Don’t get canary, or I’ll make you sing.”

Others around here remember words that live on.

“You can’t be what you’re not” is one of the things Mark Hadlich remembers his late father, R.C. Hadlich, used to say.

“If you can’t take a drink and leave the next one alone, you are not a man.” Those are words Russ Gunderson remembers from his father.

Dennis Almer remembers his father, Arnold Almer, who was born in North Dakota and ended up in Vancouver. Although Dennis was a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force, his father always called him “Sarge.”

Homeless dogs

There is no end to the joys of June. One of the highlights is the annual Hotdogs for Homeless Dogs fundraiser. It’s coming up at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Lincoln Park.

The dogs with guidance of owners will be showing their tricks. And after prizes are awarded the K-9 unit from the Grand Forks Police Department will provide a runway show.

This event is sponsored annually by Crary Real Estate.

Mindy and Frank

Cheerful people of the week: Mindy Triske and Frank White.