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By:  Alexander G. Weiss, CFP©


On the eve of Memorial Day Weekend, it is a nice time to take a pause and remember why we actually have this holiday. To celebrate the greatest sacrifice, most people enjoy family and friends at the beach, at a BBQ, or while taking in a parade in their local town. During this time of pause, I realized how important the month of May is and all the important dates/memories that I share with the people closest to me.


This May marks a few big anniversary’s and milestones for me. The first is our wedding! It has already been two quick years and we are in another home with a little one on the way. Last year to celebrate the day, we had the one year old cake topper at the front steps of our wedding venue (side note, the cake was still delicious and I ate the entire thing). We have no formal plans to celebrate this year quite yet… or do I since Ashley reads these articles!?


The second to note is that I graduated from Bryant University 10 years ago. While I cannot disclose all the stories and memories during my tenure, all I have to say is that I forged some of the strongest non-family relationships I have today.


Adding a new milestone to the list is my ‘baby’ brother (Nate) got engaged earlier in the month. He did this over mother’s day weekend and we celebrated with a surprise party in the Seaport with an intimate party (in our family, that means 50 +/- people).


I, like many others, consider this to be the unofficial start to summer. Over the course of the next few weeks, I expect to find myself on an adventure for another great lobster roll location, so please send any suggestions. But while I do that this weekend – let’s not forget the real reason for the extra day off during the celebration of Memorial Day.


Until next time…