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By Andy Anderson, CPA, CGMA
I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy holiday season. There are so many holidays during the season that I lose track of them all, but some common themes: Time with family, friends and associates; parties to celebrate; and people to thank. It’s a good time of the year.
In my family it seems that we get together to eat. I know: You’d never get that impression looking at me. We get together to make candy, like chocolate coated peanut butter balls, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate chip cookies … Do you see the pattern? Chocolate makes almost everything better! And we make a lot of candy and cookies. The family divides it up and delivers it to local people who have helped us during the past year. In the past we made the deliveries on Christmas Eve to tire the kids out so they would go to bed. But now, Marlene and I visit when we make the deliveries to renew friendships and catch up on family news. It’s a fun tradition!
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