Skiing Man

Snow Skiing

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Stan writes: “I grew up in southern California, in a snow free zone. I always wanted to learn how to snow ski. At first I was nervous – thinking things like ‘there’s no fool like an old fool.’ My wife just knew I was going to break something. But I didn’t. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly as much fun as I …

Central America Map

Multi-Generational Travel

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Candy writes: “We are all packed for our holiday adventure – a trip to Belize with our children and grandchildren. We have wanted to go there for many years but when the idea came up of making it a family holiday trip, it seemed even better!” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Pruning Trees


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Steve writes: “Don’t laugh. I finally did it – I took a class on how to prune my fruit trees. I never have been much of a gardening guy but since I retired I have time to get into new activities. Now, I hope I just don’t kill them!” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket …

Patriotic XMas Wreath

Better to give than receive

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Maggie writes: “This year, for the holidays, I’m in the process of checking something a little different off of my Christmas Bucket List, that I’ll give more than receive. When I spend a dollar on a gift for a family member or friend, I set aside $2 dollars to donate to charity. It probably won’t add up to a whole …

Knit Tree Trunk Warmer

Knit Tree Warmer

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Stephanie writes: “Have you ever knit a trunk warmer for a tree? Well, I have. It’s along story but it’s also one more thing off of my Bucket List!” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Happy Birthday Cake by antpkr at

Cake from Scratch

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Helen writes: “When I was little, long, long ago, my grandmother would always make me a birthday cake from scratch. I thought I’d try that this year. The cake was a dry mess … but time in the kitchen thinking about my dear, long departed grandmother, was a real joy.” Image credit antpkr at (exact link not working) (Click here …



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Maggie writes:  “I had been hearing about Pickleball for a couple of years. Everything I read said it was fun and good for you too, so I put it on my Bucket List last year. Well, I finally tried it and after one short session, I’m hooked! I highly recommend it to others, Bucket List or not!” (Click here to …

An Old Shovel

A Shovel!

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Recently, a friend told me that her four year old granddaughter had asked her what a Bucket List was. Feeling it was somewhat inappropriate to explain the whole “things to do before you kick the bucket’ origins of this phrase, she simply told her sweet little granddaughter that a “Bucket List is just a list of things you want to …

Open Laptop and Text


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Virginia writes: “ I have been writing stories for years. I finally decided to see if I could actually get a collection published. Why not, right?” Dear Virginia  – Right! Best of luck with your project. Keep me posted! (You might find something of interest in my blog this week.) (Click here to see what others have checked off their …



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Overheard at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival: “Look at these? Aren’t they amazing. That’s it. I’m just going to build me a wooden kayak. It’s officially on my Bucket List!” I hope he follows through! (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)