Fun Monday – The Bucket List

Tiggerlane is the host this week for Fun Monday and here is her assignment:

Have you heard of The Bucket List? Well, that’s what I want from you! Make a list of things you want to do before you die. It must be at least five items – and you can make it as long as you desire. Photos are optional. And let’s hear about some of the wackiest, most bizarre to-do’s on your Bucket List!

Well, for me, personally, every list I ever make, changes from day to day, based on what transpires that day. Looking at where I am now in comparison to how far I’ve come, I’d have to say that my life is just about perfect, today anyway. Everyone in my immediately family is in pretty good health. No, we don’t live in a fancy mansion, but our house is just perfectly suited for us and it’s in the exact right location. And while I’m still pretty tickled to drive my new car, it’s a used one and more economical than elegant. I have THE BEST relationship ever with my husband, and can’t imagine any way that life could get any better. Period. My kids are an ongoing challenge, but they make good choices and we make progress on picking up the dirty clothes, and we all love each other… can you really ask for anything more?

…..Sound of a phonograph needle being scraped across a record…..

OK… OK… Five things that, may or may not cause me to say “Now I can die happy.”

1. Go to Europe, England specifically. See the Globe Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon… oh and Auchtermuchty, Scotland. Take pictures.

2. Find some pictures, and/or living decendants of my paternal grandmother’s side of the family. The Bryant’s of Webster County, Kentucky. Sebree, Kentucky to be specific. Emma, her younger brother Clive, their father Thaddeus, or their grandmother Rebecca. Get that all documented and on an Internet Family Tree.

3. Visit the ruins of the Mayan pyramids. Get abducted by ancient astronauts. Take pictures.

4. Write a novel, or a book, or a childrens story, or a pamphlet for God’s sake. Write something. Oh, and have it published.

5. Find Mike Tinney. Back in high school, he was my best friend’s boyfriend, and the closest thing I had to a big brother. They broke up, but we stayed friends, then he got married to a girl, that according to friends, sent him to his room and never let him out. I miss him. He taught me how to drive cool, but defensively; how to stop hiccupping; the value of making eye contact with friends’ parents; how to survive a broken heart; how to light a match in the wind; that it’s a long walk home when you’re a smart ass to the driver; how to smile when there will never ever be anything to smile at ever again; how to stay close to the people who are your real friends. Maybe he needs to relearn that last one.

38 thoughts on “Fun Monday – The Bucket List

  1. I'm lovin' the "get abducted by ancient astronauts" one – can you imagine how much your camera would probably freak them out? Something tells me that Mike Tinney will google his name and find this post eventually. Thanks for participating!

  2. That sounds like you have a very happy life. I would recommend a trip to England but the I'm biased! I can see it would be nice for you to catch up with your high school friend!

  3. Great list!The best present I received at Christmas was a family album that my mother produced of my father's side of the family. She scanned pictures that my aunt had kept — pictures from the 1900-1940's. She had the album bound and gave a copy to both my brother and I. I will always cherish that. Good luck finding pictures….

  4. I'm so glad I live in Australia and get to post my Fun Mondays early, I would have 100 things on my list by now if I read all the others and then did mine.

  5. Relatives in Kentucky? Well small world since I live right in the middle of the state. Western Kentuckyy would be a good place to ramble around in to "leaf out" the family tree.I think my to find guy's name would be John Brent. . .

  6. Great list. I hope you find Mike and I hope you visit England it is lovely. Make time to go to Norwich and see the fens – beautiful and under rated by the rest of the country!

  7. Write a pamphlet for God's sake!!! LOL!! You are too funny!!! And I really hope you find your friend, Mike. I've looked up a couple of my old friends and it is really nice to just make that connection!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to read more of your blog….love your header by the way!!

  8. Write a pamphlet for God's sake!!! LOL!! You are too funny!!! And I really hope you find your friend, Mike. I've looked up a couple of my old friends and it is really nice to just make that connection!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to read more of your blog….love your header by the way!!

  9. i put that i wanted to find somebody too, a foreign exchange student from our high school. he was a really nice kid. i wish i would have hung out with him more.

  10. This is the first list I've seen with "get abducted . . " on it. 🙂 How fun. I too would love to see the Mayan Pyramids. My husband is from Honduras and I would love to get that area.

  11. here is a couple of mine.1) Go to chicago and see the U-505 at the museum of science and industry.it was the enemy warship the the United States captured during the second world war.2)go see the liberty bell.3)go see the smithsodian(wish I could spell better)4)go bungy jumping(fat chance on that one,I'm such a chicken now a days)drive an Indy car.5)drive a daytona race car.

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