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Old 01-04-2004, 06:48 PM
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Before I Die

I just read an article in the paper about "LIFE LIST'S" vs resolutions. A simple list of what you want to do before you die might be a motivaton to plan for some of these things. I like this concept more than resolutions.

I wrote a few down:

Scuba

Parasail

Live close enough to the beach to go everyday if I want.

play Bogie golf

walk 700 miles in one year

Go to St. John

Quit smoking once and for all


Next??
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:10 PM
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Oh JT, you have much more energy and courage than me. But you can come walk on my beach whenever you want.

I would like to...

Quit smoking (and am trying right now).

Visit New Orleans, tour the plantations and bayous, and take a riverboat down the Mississippi.

Visit Greece, and eat my way from island to island.

See the east coast of Canada. I've never been there but have met many wonderful people from there, and would love to see Cape Breton Island.

Gee - as I type this I realize I just want to travel a lot.

Okay, next?
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:27 PM
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Use caution on those walking goals.My grandma was advised that regular walks would help prevent osteoporosis.Her doctor suggested walking 1 mile a day for a few weeks and gradually building up to 3 miles per day.She was really enthusiastic and couldn't wait to get started.Well,that was 6 months ago and I guess she must be doing pretty good.








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I have to guess because we have no idea where she went.Grandpa really misses her too


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Old 01-04-2004, 07:28 PM
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I'll go next

Jet ski...God do I want to jet ski.
And I'll second JT. I would love to live close enough to the beach to go every day if I wanted to.
See the Sistine Chapel.
Hold a grandbaby in my arms, and spend long years playing with said grandbaby (or grandbabies, depending on how productive my kids are). We will build many a sand castle on that beach that I live "close enough to".
Echoing Ann, I would love to go to New Orleans. I want to do the Garden District Home Tour and eat some "REAL" seafood.
I've been to Cape Cod as a child, I would love to go back as an adult.
That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I could come up with many more.
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Spend lots of time on the beach

Go to San Francisco and eat at Fishermans Wharf

Write a book and get it published

Learn to snow ski

Thats all for now.... I am sure I will come back with more later!

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Old 01-05-2004, 03:20 AM
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Now don't laugh,but my superstious self says not to talk about things like dying,so I'll put it "the things I want to do in my life time" if thats OK. I'v always wanted to do something important to help change the world. To be involved in a cause. I'd like to go to Europe and see the world. I want to go to India . I not only want a house on the beach,but also on a lake and on a farm. I'd like to learn how to sew without my stiches being all crooked. I want to learn how to down hill ski. Gee I have to go, my husband is standing over me interupting my dreaming
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:33 AM
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San Francisco and New Orleans were on my list too! And also having something published...I am not sure about something as wieghty as a book.

Phoenix...you are funny! Where would 700 miles put me?? I would have to walk farther than that to get to the beach! Besides 700 miles is do-able. 2 miles everyday is more than that.

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:09 AM
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I was excited when I saw this because I made my "life list" about five years ago, and I have since marked a couple of things off of it. The list includes:

Sky dive.
Make my own sushi from my own boat with a tuna that I caught that day.
Go salmon fishing in Alaska.
Be a big brother.

The ones I have done:
Play on a baseball team again (check).
Snowboard the Matterhorn (check).
Go to Whistler (check).
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by phoenix
I have to guess because we have no idea where she went.Grandpa really misses her too
:LMAO: And the first laugh of my day award goes to PHOENIX!

I want to finish writing at least one of the books I've started.

Stand as close to Plymouth Rock as they'll let me.

Kiss the blarney stone.

Sit in the park in Delaware that is on the acreage that one of my ancestors purchased from Wm. Penn when he first came to America from Ireland in the late 1600's.

Visit Pirmasens, Germany. Another ancestral home.
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:51 AM
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My list:

Retire & spend time gardening & with my sisters & other family members (they are all on the west coast & I'm on east) (I have another 20 or so years to go unless I win the lottery)

Learn a second language (Portuguese or Spanish)

Go to Portugal (all my grandparents were born or raised there)

See an opera

Have a maid or any one other than me clean my house weekly

Get my Bachelors Degree
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Add to my list....

I want to go with Smoke to all those neat places,

and I want to visit Bill Wilson's grave and his home where many of the original meetings were held.
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Heres mine;

Write a book (already started)

Hot air balloon ride (afraid of heights)

Get all 7 grandchildren together for a picture (gem colored turtle necks and jeans)

Go to Graceland (I have no idea why I want to do this)

Learn to play the guitar (use to try)

Go somewhere outside of New York State (Graceland?)

Paint and draw again...


Things I have done:


Quit smoking (19 yrs ago)

Quit biting my nails (21 yrs ago)

Got my drivers liscense (at 39 yrs of age)

Graduated from college (at 41 yrs)

Not so bad

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Old 01-05-2004, 03:27 PM
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Smoke

I hate to burst your bubble about Plymouth Rock, but it really isn't all that. It's very small, and it's in this well, so you have to look at it from above. It's not what I expected at all. My family and I refer to it as "Plymouth Pebble". On the up side, the seafood in Plymouth is very good.
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:09 PM
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Ann I live not more than 2 hours away from Bill Wilson's house. I'v been and it was cool. I also went to someone important grave too. maybe his? Gosh there was lots of neat stuff on it like people's chips,cards and even people of jewish faith put stones on the grave. Gosh, I can't remember the house well, but I do think it had an outside porch and either you can walk in on your own or have a tour. It's been 12 years,but it was really neat. if your ever around this part of the US, let me know. A lot of people from the AA group here go up as a day trip.
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Old 01-05-2004, 07:43 PM
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Sing on a stage to a live audience (instead of my living room furniture)

Be proposed to

Walk on a beach at sunset

Hug my Brother

See my daughter graduate college

Learn and speak another language

Eat Sushi

The list can go on and on....great topic!
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I'd like to...

Raise a child/children

Cruise through the Mediterranean

Discover something I'm passionate about

Get back into playing music

Wear a bikini in public


Wow, this really makes you think!
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:08 AM
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An observation

I was looking through this list of things people want to do before they die. It occured to me that by and large, most of these things are so doable! Walk on the beach at sunset? East sushi? Go on a hot air balloon?

At the risk of sounding corny, I think it tells a lot about us that we don't simply DO these things that are on our lists.

One of the things that was on my list that I forgot to put down was that I wanted to learn how to play the guitar that's been collecting dust since I was in college. Well, I have been taking lessons and I can now play 1 1/2 songs, and I am getting better every day. It makes me so happy too.

I think it would benefit everyone in life to really think about some things that are doable, that would make you happy. And then just do them. The things that you can keep doing will make you especially happy, because they will be there forever.

Just a couple of thoughts....
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:32 AM
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Gosh pum, I'v done so much in my life and thought I have acheved the dream I wanted most that was to raise my family in the middle class world,do PTA stuff,soccer...But now I want to do so much more. My kids teach me so much and I learn everyday from the things they are interested in,but for me to do what I want to do means taking away from them. So I'll start off small...
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:16 PM
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Hmm...

I would like to:

Become fluent in German, live in England for a bit, learn to Tango (well), make it through Tolstoy's War and Peace, raise a child, publish my manuscript in a scientific journal (on tropical trees), learn to scuba, and finish up my blackbelt in Martial Arts.
So much to experience! Hope I live long

Hurray for us!
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I would like to live in a small town, live in the Blue Ridge mountains, travel to Europe with my mate.......come to think of it, there are a lot of places I would like to travel. Some of the things I read I have done in my life. Some goals I have reached(may sound silly, but they were things I wanted to do): Sing and play in a band, get a tatoo, deep sea fish, ride a motorcycle, fit into a size I liked. I wish I wanted to quit smoking, but to tell the truth, I don't want to. I know all the bad things about it, but I still like doing it. Maybe soon.
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