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Old 08-15-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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No. When I've wanted to do something that was within my ability to make it happen, I do it (did it). I do accept that a lot of things might not happen or be able to happen.
This brings up a good question. Should our bucket list only contain the things that are actually doable, or things we'd really like to do or have that we know we will never do or have, based on the limitations (health, money, etc) that we know we have....or, do we include the big impossible wishes in the expectation that if we want something enough we will somehow make it happen. Something to think about....
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: northern Alabama
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Default My bucket list

1. Climb a mountain
2. Walk thru a mountain stream barefoot
3. Learn to play tennis
4. Learn to play the piano
5. Roller skate thru the center of the town
6. Write a history of my town
7. Learn to paint and paint a self-portrait
8. Run a marathon, and finish
9. Go hiking in the mountains
10. Get a list of the birds found in my area, join a birdwatcher's group,
and try to take picture of each one.
11. Meditate in the nude
12. Go for aimless drives and take picture of what I see
13. Fish
14. Become involved in politics
15. Attend poetry readings
16. Plant a garden and grow every flower in the Park's catalog
17. Sell the excess flowers at a farmer's market
18. Start an underground newspaper
19. Research my ancestors and draw a family tree
20. Work part time at a job I have never done before
21. Make my own clothes
22. Complete my coin collection
23. Pan for gold
24. Create a rebuse
25. Find out what was happening on the day I was born
26. Fly a kite backwards
27. Learn to identify the stars
28. Design a unique house and build it
29. Build a boat
30. Go to the courthouse and watch interesting court cases
31. Learn how to repair my car
32. Walk thru downtown telling strangers 'hello' and see how many will
say 'hello' back
33. Dance nude in the rain
34. Start writing letters by hand
35. Phone a talk show and voice my opinion
36. Plant an orchard
37. Create a palindrome
38. Visit the Hwy 127 garage sale
39. Go to garage sales in my area
40. Start a pirate radio staiton
41. Sponsor a foster child
42. Climb the tallest tree in my area
43. Go to a horse race and bet $10
44. Do all the crossword puzzles in the paper each day
45. Go up in a hot air balloon
46. Teach my dog tricks
47. Attend live theater
48. Study clouds daily
49. Visit all the museums within driving distance
50. Skip rope in a public place
51. Wash and polish my car monthly
52. Have my palm read
53. Work each one of my jigsaw puzzles (I have over 400!)
54. Learn to speak another language
55. Write down my faults or weaknesses and choose one each year to overcome
56. Visit the local cemeteries and find the most interesting epitaph
57. Write my down epitaph
58. Embroider bedspreads and pillow shams for all my beds for all 4 seasons
59. Study the Bible daily
60. Grow potatoes from seed

I am retiring at 62.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Thinking About a "Bucket List" . . . Do You Have One?

If I did, I think it would be quite long. However, health more than anything else means that my Bucket List has been cut down to a couple of possibly realizable items:

* I would like to be able to stand and walk without assistance again
* A car and driver tour of the west coast of Ireland
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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As for us, we only put down things we can actually do, not just dream about and know that we can't physically or financially do.
My wife has been to Paris and would like to take me there someday. Along with Paris, I'd like to visit Rome.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Now that we do have the time and the money to do a reasonable amount of things that we always thought were on such a list and that we thought we had to put off until time and money was available, we have come to the realization that we don't really want to do them and that if we did, we most likely would have found a way.
Those excuses now being gone, we've had to be totally honest and admit they either sounded better in thought than practice and the time/money bit was basically an excuse for not doing them.
While some things are dependent on time/money, many are not.....like a bunch of them on Countrysue's extensive list.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Originally Posted by Countrysue View Post
1. Climb a mountain
2. Walk thru a mountain stream barefoot
3. Learn to play tennis
4. Learn to play the piano
5. Roller skate thru the center of the town
6. Write a history of my town
7. Learn to paint and paint a self-portrait
8. Run a marathon, and finish
9. Go hiking in the mountains
10. Get a list of the birds found in my area, join a birdwatcher's group,
and try to take picture of each one.
11. Meditate in the nude
12. Go for aimless drives and take picture of what I see
13. Fish
14. Become involved in politics
15. Attend poetry readings
16. Plant a garden and grow every flower in the Park's catalog
17. Sell the excess flowers at a farmer's market
18. Start an underground newspaper
19. Research my ancestors and draw a family tree
20. Work part time at a job I have never done before
21. Make my own clothes
22. Complete my coin collection
23. Pan for gold
24. Create a rebuse
25. Find out what was happening on the day I was born
26. Fly a kite backwards
27. Learn to identify the stars
28. Design a unique house and build it
29. Build a boat
30. Go to the courthouse and watch interesting court cases
31. Learn how to repair my car
32. Walk thru downtown telling strangers 'hello' and see how many will
say 'hello' back
33. Dance nude in the rain
34. Start writing letters by hand
35. Phone a talk show and voice my opinion
36. Plant an orchard
37. Create a palindrome
38. Visit the Hwy 127 garage sale
39. Go to garage sales in my area
40. Start a pirate radio staiton
41. Sponsor a foster child
42. Climb the tallest tree in my area
43. Go to a horse race and bet $10
44. Do all the crossword puzzles in the paper each day
45. Go up in a hot air balloon
46. Teach my dog tricks
47. Attend live theater
48. Study clouds daily
49. Visit all the museums within driving distance
50. Skip rope in a public place
51. Wash and polish my car monthly
52. Have my palm read
53. Work each one of my jigsaw puzzles (I have over 400!)
54. Learn to speak another language
55. Write down my faults or weaknesses and choose one each year to overcome
56. Visit the local cemeteries and find the most interesting epitaph
57. Write my down epitaph
58. Embroider bedspreads and pillow shams for all my beds for all 4 seasons
59. Study the Bible daily
60. Grow potatoes from seed

I am retiring at 62.
Good for you! You are going to be busy 24/7 for the next 30+ years.

I too would like to attend the Hwy. 127 garage sale. Nothing but positive posts on the TN forum from those that have attended. Apparently, unique items at very reasonable prices.

However, I do not know if my back issues will allow me to do all of the walking & standing.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Good for you! You are going to be busy 24/7 for the next 30+ years.

I too would like to attend the Hwy. 127 garage sale. Nothing but positive posts on the TN forum from those that have attended. Apparently, unique items at very reasonable prices.

However, I do not know if my back issues will allow me to do all of the walking & standing.
If you really want to do this, use a wheelchair.
Where there's a will, there is usually a way.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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If you really want to do this, use a wheelchair.
Where there's a will, there is usually a way.
I would first have to find someone who would be willing to push me around in a wheelchair. I am relatively new to the area. Maybe that special person will appear one day.

It's amazing the number of seniors who's health allows them to be very active but have no interest in being slowed down by a less active person. It's very evident at my senior center. I see seniors being pushed around in wheelchairs but it is usually family members doing the pushing.

I have a very close friend/neighbor who is very active with no health challenges and still invites me to go with her on long shopping trips & walks. She is not willing to shorten the trips and does not suggest an activity that I can participate in. IMO very insensitive, but she is so good to me in so many other ways that I just overlook it.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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I can have two things with me, if needed: Motrin (for pain) and my ankle support......for any lengthy walking. If I have room, ActivOn (roll-on) is also with me for pain.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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My bucket list:
Move back to Maine
Come and visit me in Bar Harbor when I eventually sell my house in PA and move!!
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