What’s a gift-giver to do if the couple doesn’t like pizza? Well, there’s always a check to help pay for the honeymoon, wedding or maybe even a mortgage down payment. I read a recent article about nontraditional wish lists that include Airbnb gift cards and contributions for student loans and fertility treatments.
Today, as I write this column, I’m feeling a bittersweet tug of emotion ever since my younger grandson, Ben, left the proverbial nest to attend college in St. Augustine, Florida. The “bitter” part is the finalization of his childhood; the “sweet” is our hopes for his bright future — the same feelings I experienced when our older grandson, Zack, moved to San Diego.