Jennifer Ross -
My son graduated from Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo this last weekend. Tradition
is that the morning of graduation "Dads and Grads"
meet in downtown SLO at 6:00a.m. to begin
celebrating! Needless to say, by
graduation time my son and his buddies were very
relaxed! With three boys stuffed in the back
seat of the car we drove to the ceremony.
Listening to their conversation was
entertaining! "Okay we did it - now what are
we suppose to do?" The ceremony took
place in the "Alex Spanos Arena" and ended
with white doves released over the crowd of
What a great day!
Here is some trivia in honor
of this upcoming Sunday Father's Day.
- Father's Day is celebrated on the third
Sunday of June in 55 countries
- There are an estimated 67 million fathers in
the United States
- The estimated number of stay-at-home dads is
- Fifty-three percent of children younger than
6 eat breakfast with their father every day
- Father's Day is the busiest day of the year
News and Views
Homebuyers could get more
time for tax credit
First-time homebuyers looking to
land an $8,000 federal income tax credit may have
a little more time to close on their purchases if
a Senate amendment unveiled Thursday makes it into
As it stands now, homebuyers must
have signed contracts by April 30 and must close
the deal by June 30. They could be eligible for an
$8,000 tax credit if they are first-time buyers or
a $6,500 credit if they owned and lived in their
previous home for five of the last eight
The closing deadline, however,
could be pushed back to Sept. 30 under a new
amendment. Some senators want to make sure
banks have time to process the transactions --
especially short-sales, which is a more involved
A research report from Goldman
Sachs suggests that home prices in San Diego have
bottomed out. The forecast for San Diego is
unchanged prices this year and an increase of 5.0
percent next year.
The number of home
sales and median price of homes sold rose in San
Diego from April to May, according to the latest
HomeDex report from the San Diego North County
Association of Realtors.
There were a total of
2,987 single-family attached and detached homes
sold last month, a 14 percent month-over-month
increase and an 11 percent increase from May
The median price for a detached home sold
in May was $391,000, which was up 1 percent from
April and 15 percent up from May 2009.
median price of attached homes sold showed greater
gains at $237,000.
May's median price for
attached homes was up 5 percent from April and 16
percent up from last
Global House Prices on the
Using inflation-adjusted pricing, the latest
survey from Global Property Guide shows about half
of the 36 countries it tracks saw housing prices
go up over the past year. That's 19 out of 36
countries with rising prices. Only about 20
percent of the 36 countries showed a decline. The
only countries with no signs of recovery are
Ireland, Bulgaria and Thailand.
Hong Kong and Singapore lead with price
increases over the past year of 27 percent and 24
percent respectively. Home prices in the United
Kingdom rose 5 percent over the past year, while
London shot up 16 percent.
It's possible that Hong Kong's and
Singapore's high appreciation could mean that
those countries are headed for a possible nose
dive, just like what happened when the bubble
burst in the United States. The U.S. was flat in year-over-year
percentages. This could signal that the worst is
over in the
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so
ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man
around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven
It doesn't matter who my father was; it
matters who I remember he was.
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't
taught people in 50 years what my father taught by
example in one week.
The most important thing a father can do for
his children is to love their mother.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love
most is soap-on-a-rope.
In a city teeming with life, somewhere in
India, a girl stands crying at a bus stop. A taxi
driver notices, shifts into reverse and begins
backing his cab up. Everyone else in the road
starts going backwards, until the coach that was
taking the girl's fiancÚ away returns to its point
of departure and the two young lovers are
reunited. This commercial won the Cannes
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