By Robert O. Graves, CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
As we approach the Christmas holiday, I have been thinking about past Christmas experiences and one sticks out in my mind. Years ago, my family was lamenting about never having the experience of a white Christmas. They’ve never had a Christmas where they’d wake up in the morning with the front and back yard covered in snow. I remembered my childhood growing up on the East Coast and told them how magical that is. They said, “Well, why don’t we do it?” I replied, “Well, that means getting on a plane, going back east.” They said, “Yes, let’s do that!”
So we set it up. We’re going to have a Graves family reunion in Buffalo, New York. We planned it for a week before Christmas, and everybody from the West Coast got on the plane. My wife, Sandy and I, my sons, Steven and Brian their families all flew to Buffalo, New York. We didn’t know at the time how white this Christmas reunion would be!