To Do

595. Collage my life story

A fun and more engaging way to tell the story of my life.

570. Visit the site of the Titanic wreck on the ocean floor

I learned about the Titanic in history classes before it was actually located – I love a good mystery so I’d like to see this one that was solved.

538. Write all that I remember of my family history for the next generations

Updated August 23, 2009 I think that what might be more treasured by my descendants than a written history of my family is to have as many recordings as possible. Audio recordings and video recordings, and I do still want to make my giant collage book telling the story of my life. My own handiwork […]

416. Memorize all the Presidents of the United States

Updated June 13, 2009 It’s easy enough to memorize a few key people – the 1st president was George Washington, the 16th was Abraham Lincoln… But it gets a bit murky. I think maybe I’ll learn not just the names, but a bit of biography about each one.

401. Pay my respects at Auschwitz

Updated November 23, 2009 I don’t want to know or explore the extremes of human cruelty, and accounts I’ve read of the Holocaust make me feel ill. But I still think it’s important to remember, to pay respect, and to mourn. And perhaps most importantly, to pray for the day when that kind of cruelty […]

331. Have my portrait done in oils

Updated April 13, 2009 A nice photo portrait is one thing, but sitting for a portrait old-fashioned style is something really special.

290. Pay respects on the beaches of Normandy

Updated September 6, 2009 I have the utmost respect for soldiers, even if I rarely agree that war is the correct course of action. The soldiers themselves don’t make the war – they lay down their lives and fight in on someone else’s behalf. I’m always one to root for the underdog, and if there […]

288. Write my own obituary

Updated July 24, 2009 I guess that technically I should mark this one completed. Just like anyone else who’s ever taken a college-level writing class, this was one of the assignments we had to complete. But that’s not really what I meant when I added this to my list. I meant I would actually write […]

277. Start a tradition

Updated June 1, 2009 In another lifetime, I was married to a man who was enlisted in the Marine Corps. We couldn’t afford to visit our families on most holidays, and many other soldiers couldn’t either, so I would prepare holiday meals, and we’d invite other soldiers over to share the feast with us. My […]

276. Write something to be read at my funeral

Updated September 27, 2009 It will be my last chance to share my thoughts with my friends and family. I don’t have any terribly secrets or hidden crushes to reveal. I just want to express my love give them some comfort and remind them to appreciate every single day on this earth. Even the bad […]

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