WEEKEND EDITION - Happy Father's Day

Every person in the world has their personal family stories to tell, so I'm not going to corner you all and bore you with mine...


Well, yes I am... LOL (But I promise to make it short)...


One year, when I was still a little kid, for Father's Day we gave my dad this cardboard crown (that they were giving away as a promotion at Burger King)... I don't think it was a promotion for Father's Day in particular, just, you know... "Burger King"... Well, you figure it out... Anyway it was a classic crown looking thing (cardboard on the inside, but gold paper [sound familiar/] on the outside)...


All I can say is that on Fathers Day, for every year thereafter until I was out of the house (which was more than a decade of time passing)... My Dad used to saunter down the steps to the breakfast table singing "Hail to the Chief" and wearing that crown...


It was one of those rites... 


Everyone simply HAD to be assembled (not by law or anything - but it was a spectacle that nobody EVER wanted to miss)... Hell - after a few years, we'd all join in in CHORUS on the "Hail to the Chief" part...


The big mystery was, how he ever kept that crown in pristine condition all those years... I mean, it was in as good a shape (after more than a dozen years) as it was was on the first day...


CV could later attest that it was NOT kept pressed between the pages of the Playboy Magazines... Although those too were kept hidden from sight, their location was easily smoked out by an eager teenager...


Anyway, my Dad has gone off to the next kingdom, but he's never stopped being part of this one...


And to the rest of you "Dads" out there, (including Andy - who will be taking this Sunday off to be with his family), HAPPY FATHERS DAY








41 comments:

McFearless said...

C,

Nice story man. Hope all the dads here have a good one this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hapyy Father's day to I-man, Bruce, Andy, and all who come to CV's Cafe.

All, have a good summer day

Anonymous said...

Amen Ra -- there's a lot of buzz out there about the "triple doji" precursor to a crash. I know you said Friday's body was too big for a doji. Any opinion on the triple doji theory? Thanks!

karen said...

Very endearing! I love a happy story, CV, thank you! (And, I remember those crowns very well!)

karen said...

AR, hilarious comment about hitting the wall of the creditcane.. Nic, hope you are feeling better this weekend and the rain storm has quit!

Weekend reading: Gambling with Other People's Money

Nic said...

What a lovely story!
I'm doing OK thanks :) Karen, How is the surf?

AmenRa said...

Anon

Multiple doji days indicate massive indecision. BUT too many of them and the meaning is lost.

The last three days on the SPX are very close to a tri star pattern but the middle doji day should be higher than the first and last doji days.

Mel said...

Beautiful story CV...my dad passed away four years ago...and you have me shedding a tear today (a bit of delayed mourning there, I suspect...not that I mind. He once surprised me with the following: "How come women always get flowers and I never get any? I wouldn't mind, you know."

This is a guy who volunteered in '39...subsequently spending five years behind a 40mm Bofers...and losing his best friends in France. The only time he ever shed a tear in public was at the Arizona Memorial...so let's not mention "Arlington" again...lots of dads there and a faux pas I don't understand.

Anyway...he was always there for me when the chips were down. A toast to all great dads everywhere!

I-Man said...

Great post, CV...

One Love to all the Fathers out there.

72bat said...

couldn't find a youtube clip of the chet atkins pbs tv special, when he premiered i still can't say good-bye. seeing him perform this song, the effect is all the greater.
honoring the memory of my dad this weekend by re-conditioning the solid redwood picnic table he built for me years ago.

Anonymous said...

Good one CV.

Back from the Big Easy and wiped out....seeing a little mini (SP) burst on the open. Wonder what the news is?

-AT

McFearless said...

futures looking interesting....

McFearless said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100620/ap_on_bi_ge/cn_canada_the_ottawa_way

I-Man said...

1126 holding for now... We'll see. Long time before tomorrow morning tho.

Anonymous said...

End of quarter, G-20 meeting, China Yuan appreciation.

AmenRa said...

EURCHF broke below 1.3700. I wonder how the SNB is feeling over this move.

Anonymous said...

Yet, CNY is not flying out of the gate.

Nic said...

China have said they will relax the Yuan peg. Not a devaluation, but a relaxation. That was the news that moved risk so big.
Gold up big too so .... scratching head.

BinT said...

Good father's day, daughter called to say she's pregnant with her first baby.

...Not a bad day at all.....

mcHAPPY said...

mcHAPPY became a father for the first time today. Amazing. Suddenly the S&P and TZA matter a little less. Perspective, my friends. I wish all you father's a great day, however, after watching my wife - made props go to the mothers each and everyday.

I-Man said...

Big blessings your way McHAPPY!!!

That is awesome bro, thank you for sharing, and how cool that it happened on Fathers Day.

I-Man said...

Congrats BinT also!!!

Ton a good news on the board...

I-Man said...

That was a nice little war party on the ES there also...

Wes said...

..happy first fathers day to you mchappy,

...and grandfathers are, by definition, fathers too...BnTn

...all the best to both and to all the Dads out there

Nic said...

Well China said they would, and then left the USDCNY unchanged for Monday and weakens the Yuan vs the Euro. Markets falling again. What a joke.

Nic said...

Wow McHappy that is absolutely fantastic.
Hope Mom and baby keep doing well!

mcHAPPY said...

Thank you. Lots of great news here tonight. Futures are not feeling the love though - or maybe they are, just in reverse.

I'm wiped. It has been a long 2 days. Good night and good luck this week.

Anonymous said...

mcHappy. Did you cry your eyes out in the delivery room? I know I did....

-Andy

Mannwich said...

Wow, congrats to you, McHappy. Good for you.

Nic said...

Did anyone else watch the golf tonight? Watson was so emotional, what a guy.
And what about Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, he might be Golf's Billy Elliot ...

Mannwich said...

@Nic: I saw the very end after playing a round of golf myself. Good for McDowell.

Anonymous said...

Congrats McHappy! I'm like Andy -- I cried over every kid; I have 3.....

Whammer

McFearless said...

McHappy,

congrats man!, that's good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Macro Man blog calls China move, "smoke screen" to quite protectnists in the U.S. , ahead of G20 meeting.

Does China really want to appreciate their currency? No.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mchappy and Bruce.

From Canada.

AmenRa said...

mcHAPPY

Congratulations on becoming a father. Even more memorable because the birth was on Fathers Day.

Anonymous said...

Magical Monday, then turnaround Tuesday, then wasteful Wednesday.

McFearless said...

The China currency "news" is a real laugher isn't it? Indeed, it's all the buzz this morning. Any way, as was discussed last week, market was going higher anyway....

We'll see what today can offer up in the option spaces....I wanted to at least get a small new position on in the 1120's so looks like today will be the day for that.

Privately Employed said...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/california-on-verge-of-system-failure/article1609891/


California on 'verge of system failure’

“We have to get some federal money,” argued Ms. Ross of the California Budget Project. “The impact [of the Schwarzenegger budget] would be enough to slow down the U.S. economy. It would be bad for the U.S. and, arguably, bad for the world to do the shock therapy approach.”

If you want good schools, you have to pay for them,” she said. “Cutting taxes doesn’t raise revenue.”

That kind of talk angers Kris Vosburgh, executive director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, named after the L.A. homeowner who led the Prop. 13 campaign and dedicated to ensuring it’s never overturned. He said California is a high-tax state with generously paid government workers, and recession-weary taxpayers have no money to pay more.

“The bank is empty,” Mr. Vosburgh complained.

“We have tried to be all things to all people and we can’t afford to do that any more.”

Privately Employed said...

Linear clock:

http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf

CV said...

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