To Do

265. Visit the house where I was born

Updated December 1, 2009 I remember the house my parents were living in when I headed off to kindergarten, but it’s not the house they were living in when I was born. My parents were young (both 19) and broke when I was born. I don’t imagine that the home I first lived in is […]

263. Create something that will be admired in the next century

Updated February 28, 2010 I suppose this got added to the list in the 1990s, which meant that I didn’t have much time to create something to be admired in the next century. Of course, for a long time, I was convinced that the world would end in the year 2000 and that I wouldn’t […]

190. Write my memoirs

Updated February 8, 2009 I’ve always known that I wanted to write the story of my life. I just wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it. Then Dancing Mermaid showed me some work that she was doing to write about a period of her life. I loved it. It inspired me. Ever since, I […]

178. Interview grandparents about their childhoods

Attempted half-heartedly a few times I did talk to my grandparents about their childhoods – but only a few times and we didn’t go into depth and detail. I loved to sit with my grandma and look through her photo albums while she told me the stories behind the photos. I feel kind of bad […]

127. Memorize the Gettysburg Address

I memorized the opening paragraph in elementary school. I’d like to know the entire thing – it was an important speech.

91. Make a time capsule with magazines, CDs, photographs, letters and T-shirts, etc

Updated July 20, 2009 I think the perfect time to do something like this would be right around the time I get pregnant. I could spend the whole nine months collecting up anything relevant and then close it up and seal it away to be opened later – maybe when my son or daughter turns […]

78. Interview friends and family with a video camera

Updated December 14, 2009 When I was little, it was a big deal to have a video camera. They were big and bulky, you had to mess around with crazy little tapes, and I don’t think they even had batteries – I think you were tethered to the nearest outlet. Now, most cell phones and […]

50. Have my ancestor’s names engraved on the plaque at Ellis Island

Updated February 8, 2009 I visited Ellis Island with my mom and sister in November of 2008. We were able to find my great-great-grandmother’s passenger manifest along with her answers to the little survey they gave every immigrant. I’ll have to investigate what’s involved in having her name engraved there.

39. Light a candle in the Holocaust Museum’s Hall of Remembrance

Updated February 8, 2009 One day while riding the bus in Los Angeles, I saw an older couple. They sat close together and held hands. When they got to their stop – the husband helped his wife up. I thought they were so cute. I thought they were so happy. I hoped that I would […]

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