My Grandma Seymour was a gracious woman.
A Godly woman. A woman of exceptional beauty (often mistaken as my Mom’s sister – much to Mom’s chagrin…).
She was the quintessential southern matriarch.
She ruled our family, not so much from a position of authority (though she had that), but rather from a position of repeated wisdom and gentleness.
When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
When anyone stayed at Grandma’s house, they were awakened to an essential southern breakfast feast.
Scrambled eggs. Southern biscuits and sausage gravy (or red-eye gravy, if you preferred). At least three varieties of homemade jellies and jam. Homemade apple butter. Sausage patties. Tomatoes. Always tomatoes. And then – the star of the show – country ham.
If you don’t know country ham, you’re missing out on one of life’s delicacies. It may be my son’s single favorite food. It’s a salt and sugar cured ham – a close cousin of prosciutto though cut more thickly.
Here’s the reason I’m telling you about this extravaganza – this was the layout at every breakfast I had at Grandma’s house – ever. Even if it was just the two of us.
As I grew older and would go to see her by myself, I could have expected something different – something less expansive. But it wouldn’t matter what I expected. I got the whole feast.
If you stayed the night with Grandma – even when she was a spry 95-years-young – you got the full breakfast. Period. Why expect anything else?
But what does this have to do with the current U.S. markets or our journey together here at The 10-Minute Millionaire?
Well, a lot actually.
The markets are grinding merciless up.
And markets in a slow grind up typically stay in a slow grind up for longer than people expect.
Like wondering what’s for breakfast at my Grandma’s house – why expect anything different?
Yet tons of people keep expecting the markets to go down.
Some are even calling for a crash.
I’ve got another take.