Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Delay on the Bucket List

container gardening picture of container garden in large utility bucket

Perhaps I should just go ahead and plant flowers in my "bucket" since filling my bucket with the things on my bucket list is proving to be a tad problematic.

For those who never saw the movie The Bucket List, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, let me explain.  A "bucket list" is a list of things you would like to do or see before you kick the bucket.  Simple, huh?

Not so much.  One of the best and brightest things on "our" bucket list (me and the LOC*) is to get to attend the Little League World Series (LLWS) held each August in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
(*Lovable Old Coot)

We did drive by Williamsport one October while on vacation, and we saw the billboard - HOME OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES -  but that is as close as we have come ... so far.                              WS11TournamentBanner-452px       

For each of the past couple of summers, someone in the family was ill and we could not go.  But next year is going to be our year, I can just feel it. 

Today I watched the USA championship game between Montana and California.  California won, but Montana gave it their best.  Tomorrow California plays Japan for the World Series title.

I love the little patches these players wear on their shoulders, which state "I will not cheat."  We could sure use more of that mentality in pro sports, in the workplace, in the home, and just about all over the place.

And there is much to admire about their sportsmanship when they lose.  They do not stamp and stomp around, they do not pout.  Yes, sometimes they cry (don't we all?) but then they line up and shake hands like true little gentlemen.

And the best quote of the day came from one of the littlest players from Montana who told his mom, "It's hard to hit when they throw faster than you weigh."  You gotta love that kid. He only weighs about 74 lbs. and the pitcher was whizzing about 80 miles per hour with his fast ball.

So if it should happen that even next year we do not get to Williamsport, I'll still be watching the LLWS next August.  Some things are worth looking forward to.

Until next time ... hope you are looking forward to something, too.
...Marsha                       # # # #
                     What is something that is on your bucket list?


  1. I want to spend Christmas in Prague, I don't know why, but for years, it is something that I truly want to do.....maybe some day.

  2. I Don't have a Bucket List, guess it's time to start working on a list!

  3. Visiting the east coast is on my list, but I don't think I want to go there now!

  4. Ha, I was wondering what LOC stood for - now I know, lol.
    I've not really thought about a bucket list before, maybe I should. Hope you get to Williamsport next year!!

  5. I must say I have thought about a bucket list ever since I saw that movie, but I can never come up with anything. Maybe I am just so thankful I have been allowed to do as much as I have in my life, or maybe I'm just so thankful I (so far) have my health and the ability to do whatever I want.

    The LL World Series is a great item for your list!

  6. Greg and I watched the Little League World Series on TV. We were excited when the California team won! I'd never watched this before but my husband enjoyed playing little league as a kid.

    Thanks for your kind comment on Heart Choices. I'm doing well and adjusting to a new lifestyle for the time being. Not much extra but God provides for my needs and I'm grateful.

    My bucket list includes traveling around the US in an RV. Both Greg and I hope to do this one day ...soon.


  7. I love your bucket of flowers and I'm glad there is room for a wish. I hope you get to see them play next year. I have been very lucky and have nearly emptied my bucket of wishes. A few are still there like I wish we stay healthy enough to travel more say to China.

  8. I love your reminds me of what my Mom called my Dad...SOB actually it's not what you're probably stood for Sweet Ole Bill...

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  10. Tried to add myself as a follower to your lovely blog but can't find the follow button!

    Love your bucket and also find your blog interesting.

    I will be back again.